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Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing

Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition

Editors: Villavicencio, A., Poibeau, T., Korhonen, A., Alishahi, A. (Eds.)

  • Provides a cross-section view of recent multidisciplinary research on computational modeling of language acquisition
  • Readers of this book will gain familiarity with some of the latest approaches to these tasks
  • A much needed collection
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Questions related to language acquisition have been of interest for many centuries, as children seem to acquire a sophisticated capacity for processing language with apparent ease, in the face of ambiguity, noise and uncertainty. However, with recent advances in technology and cognitive-related research it is now possible to conduct large-scale computational investigations of these issues

The book discusses some of the latest theoretical and practical developments in the areas involved, including computational models for language tasks, tools and resources that help to approximate the linguistic environment available to children during acquisition, and discussions of challenging aspects of language that children have to master.

This is a much-needed collection that provides a cross-section of recent multidisciplinary research on the computational modeling of language acquisition. It is targeted at anyone interested in the relevance of computational techniques for understanding language acquisition. Readers of this book will be introduced to some of the latest approaches to these tasks including:

* Models of acquisition of various types of linguistic information (from words to syntax and semantics) and their relevance to research on human language acquisition

* Analysis of linguistic and contextual factors that influence acquisition

* Resources and tools for investigating these tasks

Each chapter is presented in a self-contained manner, providing a detailed description of the relevant aspects related to research on language acquisition, and includes illustrations and tables to complement these in-depth discussions. Though there are no formal prerequisites, some familiarity with the basic concepts of human and computational language acquisition is beneficial.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Computational Modeling as a Methodology for Studying Human Language Learning

    Poibeau, Thierry (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Phon: A Computational Basis for Phonological Database Building and Model Testing

    Rose, Yvan (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

  • Language Dynamics in the Framework of Complex Networks: A Case Study on Self-Organization of the Consonant Inventories

    Mukherjee, Animesh (et al.)

    Pages 51-78

  • From Cues to Categories: A Computational Study of Children’s Early Word Categorization

    Asr, Fatemeh Torabi (et al.)

    Pages 81-103

  • In Learning Nouns and Adjectives Remembering Matters: A Cortical Model

    Plebe, Alessio (et al.)

    Pages 105-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition
Editors
  • Aline Villavicencio
  • Thierry Poibeau
  • Anna Korhonen
  • Afra Alishahi
Series Title
Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31863-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31863-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31862-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42795-4
Series ISSN
2192-032X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 320
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