Paper: Acquiring Receptive Morphology: A Connectionist Model

ACL ID P94-1039
Title Acquiring Receptive Morphology: A Connectionist Model
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994

This paper describes a modular connectionist model of the acquisition of receptive inflectional morphology. The model takes inputs in the form of phones one at a time and outputs the associated roots and in- flections. Simulations using artificial language stimuli demonstrate the capacity of the model to learn suffix- ation, prefixation, infixation, circumfixation, mutation, template, and deletion rules. Separate network mod- ules responsible for syllables enable to the network to learn simple reduplication rules as well. The model also embodies constraints against association-line crossing.