Some theoretical and experimental observerations on naive discriminative learning

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Dokumentart: ConferencePaper
Date: 2015-11-04
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
DDC Classifikation: 400 - Language and Linguistics
Keywords: Linguistik
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Natural language use is full of choices among multiple possible alternatives, whether phones, words, or constructions, which are influenced by a large number of contextual factors, and which rather exhibit asymptotic, imperfect tendencies favoring one or more of the alternatives, instead of single, categorical, perfect choices. This contrasts with item-by-item learning in simple controlled experiments which typically have been modelled by the Rescorla-Wagner equations. We find the former "messy" types of problems as a key area of interest in modeling and understanding language use, and consequently consider the application of the Rescorla-Wagner equations in the form of a Naive Discriminative Learning classifier to such complex phenomena of considerable utility in linguistic research.
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