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Simulating Language Acquisition

Simulating Language Acquisition

This video was recorded at Workshop on Machine Learning and Cognitive Science of Language Acquisition, London 2007. Many models of Language Acquisition focus on learnability problem: Aim to show that certain problematic constructions can be learnt. Often use artificial input (toy grammars). Output does not map onto child speech: error on output vector larger for ungrammatical items; unclear how this relates to actual error rates. Implications outside the phenomenon under investigation can be unclear.

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