Journal :: Computational Linguistics
Computational Linguistics 35(4):641--644, 2009
One of the most thought-provoking proposals I have heard recently came from Lori Levin during the discussion that concluded the EACL 2009 Workshop on the Interaction between Linguistics and Computational Linguistics. Lori proposed that we should form an ACL ...
Review of ``The Computational Nature of Language Learning and Evolution'' by Partha Niyogi, 2006doi.orgPDF
Computational Linguistics 33(3):429-431, 2007
Modeling evolution of sound systems with genetic algorithmPDF
Computational Linguistics 29(1):1-18, 2003
In this study, optimization models using Genetic Algorithms are proposed to study the conguration of vowels and tone systems. Similar to previous explanatory models that have been used to study vowel systems, certain criteria, which are assumed to be the principles governing the ...MORE ⇓
In this study, optimization models using Genetic Algorithms are proposed to study the conguration of vowels and tone systems. Similar to previous explanatory models that have been used to study vowel systems, certain criteria, which are assumed to be the principles governing the structure of sound systems, are used to predict optimal vowels and tone systems. In most of the earlier studies only one criterion has been considered. When two criteria are considered, they are often combined into one scalar function. The GA model proposed for the study of tone systems uses a Pareto-ranking method which is highly applicable for dealing with optimization problems having multiple criteria. For optimization of tone systems, perceptual contrast and markedness complexity are considered simultaneously. Although the consistency between the predicted systems and the observed systems is not as significant as those obtained for vowel systems, further investigation along this line is promising.
Review of ``Linguistic evolution through language acquisition: Formal and computational models'' by Ted Briscoe, 2002PDF
Computational Linguistics 29(3):503-506, 2003