AAAI Publications, Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Analogical Generalization of Linguistic Constructions
Clifton McFate

Last modified: 2016-03-05


Human language is extraordinarily creative in form and function, and adapting to this ever-shifting linguistic landscape is a daunting task for interactive cognitive systems. Recently, construction grammar has emerged as a linguistic theory for representing these complex and often idiomatic linguistic forms. Furthermore, analogical generalization has been proposed as a learning mechanism for extracting linguistic constructions from input. I propose an account that uses a computational model of analogy to learn and generalize argument structure constructions.


Analogy; Construction Grammar; Natural Language

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