ERIC Number: EJ534701
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
A Language Learning Model for Finite Parameter Spaces.
Niyogi, Partha; Berwick, Robert C.
Cognition, v61 n1-2 p161-93 Oct-Nov 1996
Shows how to characterize language learning in a finite parameter space, such as in the "principles-and-parameters" approach, as a Markov structure. Explains how sample complexity varies with input distributions and learning regimes. Finds that a simple random-step algorithm always converges to the right target language and works faster than a single-step, local parameter-setting method. (BC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue topic: "Compositional Language Acquisition."