Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/58417
Type: Conference paper
Title: Joint acquisition of word order and word reference
Author: Maurits, L.
Perfors, A.
Navarro, D.
Citation: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI 2009): pp.1728-1733
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society
Publisher Place: Netherlands
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780976831853
Conference Name: Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (31st : 2009 : Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
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Luke Maurits, Amy Perfors, and Daniel Navarro
Abstract: Inferring the mappings between words and their referents is a difficult problem that all language learners face. Similarly, learning which word orders are permitted in one's language is one of the first grammatical learning tasks these same learners must solve. We present a modeling framework which addresses simple versions of both of these problems by using the joint information in each to bootstrap the other. We discover that these two distinct learning tasks may be easier to solve jointly because of the way in which the inferences in one problem constrain the inferences in the other.
Keywords: word learning; word order; Bayesian models; mutual constraint; reference; linguistics
Rights: © the authors
RMID: 0020097167
Published version: http://csjarchive.cogsci.rpi.edu/Proceedings/2009/papers/366/index.html
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