Paper: Sequencing In A Connectionist Model Of Language Processing

ACL ID C88-1038
Title Sequencing In A Connectionist Model Of Language Processing
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors

Ret~ ~nt research suggests that human language processing can be profitably viewed in terms of the spread of activation through a network of simple processing units. Decision making in connectionist models such as these is distributed anti consists in selections made from sets of mutually inhibiting candidate items which are activated on the basis of input features. In these models, however, there is the problem, espocially for generation, of obtaining sequential behavior from an essentially parallel process. The thrust of this paper is tlmt sequencing can also be modelled as a process of competition between candidates activated on the basis of input features. In the case of sequencing, the competition concerns which of a set of phrase constituents will appear in a particular output positi...