AbstractWe compare our model of unsupervised learning of linguistic structures, ADIOS [1, 2, 3], to some recent work in computational linguistics and in grammar theory. Our approach resembles the Construction Grammar in its general philosophy (e.g., in its reliance on structural generalizations rather than on syntax projected by the lexicon, as in the current generative theories), and the Tree Adjoining Grammar in its computational characteristics (e.g., in its apparent afﬁnity with Mildly Context Sensitive Languages). The representations learned by our algorithm are truly emergent from the (unannotated) corpus data, whereas those found in published works on cognitive and construction grammars and on TAGs are hand-tailored. Thus, our results complement and extend both the computational and the more linguistically oriented research into language acquisition. We conclude by suggesting how empirical and formal study of language can be best integrated.
Similar books and articles
Toward a Computational Psycholinguistics of Reference Production.Kees van Deemter, Albert Gatt, Roger P. G. van Gompel & Emiel Krahmer - 2012 - Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (2):166-183.
Characterizing Motherese: On the Computational Structure of Child-Directed Language.Shimon Edelman - unknown
Machine Learning Theory and Practice as a Source of Insight Into Universal Grammar. StuartmShieber - unknown
Machine Learning Theory and Practice as a Source of Insight Into Universal Grammar.Shalom Lappin - unknown
Language and the Learning Curve: A New Theory of Syntactic Development.Anat Ninio - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
Positional Value and Linguistic Recursion.John Kadvany - 2007 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 35 (5-6):487-520.
Complexity in Language Acquisition.Alexander Clark & Shalom Lappin - 2013 - Topics in Cognitive Science 5 (1):89-110.
A Grammar Systems Approach to Natural Language Grammar.M. Dolores Jiménez López - 2006 - Linguistics and Philosophy 29 (4):419 - 454.
Computational Complexity of Polyadic Lifts of Generalized Quantifiers in Natural Language.Jakub Szymanik - 2010 - Linguistics and Philosophy 33 (3):215-250.
Lexicalized Non-Local MCTAG with Dominance Links is NP-Complete.Lucas Champollion - 2011 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 20 (3):343-359.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
The Myth of Language Universals: Language Diversity and its Importance for Cognitive Science.Nicholas Evans & Stephen C. Levinson - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (5):429-448.
With Diversity in Mind: Freeing the Language Sciences From Universal Grammar.Nicholas Evans & Stephen C. Levinson - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (5):472-492.
Commentary/Evans & Levinson: The Myth of Language Universals.Derek C. Penn, Keith J. Holyoak & Daniel J. Povinellia - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (5).
References found in this work
Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use.Norbert Hornstein - 1988 - Philosophical Review 97 (4):567-573.
Constructions: A New Theoretical Approach to Language.Adele E. Goldberg - 2003 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (5):219-224.
A Construction Based Analysis of Child Directed Speech.Thea Cameron-Faulkner, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2003 - Cognitive Science 27 (6):843-873.
Natural Language Grammar Induction Using a Constituent-Context Model.Dan Klein & Christopher D. Manning - unknown