An alternative hypothesis, according to which syntax is an abstraction that emerges from exposure to language, coexisting with the corpus data within the same representational mechanism is discussed. The Automatic Distillation of Structure (ADIOS) model is used which has two components which include a representational data structure, which is a directed multi graph, and a pattern acquisition (PA) algorithm that refines the graph in an unsupervised fashion. The ADIOS model incrementally learns the syntax of English from raw input by distilling structural regularities from the accrued statistical cooccurence and contextual cues. The patterns learned by ADIOS are also more powerful than context free rewriting rules, because of their conservative nature.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2004|
|Event||2004 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, CA, United States|
Duration: 22 Mar 2004 → 24 Mar 2004
|Conference||2004 AAAI Spring Symposium|
|Period||22/03/04 → 24/03/04|