Paper: The Acquisition Of Word Order By A Computational Learning System

ACL ID W00-0743
Title The Acquisition Of Word Order By A Computational Learning System
Venue International Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

The purpose of this work is to investigate the process of grammatical acquisition from data. We are using a computational learning sys- tern that is composed of a Universal Grammar with associated parameters, and a learning al- gorithm, following the Principles and Parame- ters Theory. The Universal Grammar is imple- mented as a Unification-Based Generalised Cat- egorial Grammar, embedded in a default inher- itance network of lexical types. The learning al- gorithm receives input from a corpus annotated with logical forms and sets the parameters based on this input. This framework is used as basis to investigate several aspects of language acqui- sition. In this paper we are concentrating on the acquisition of word order for different learners. The results obtained show the different learn...