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Human language acquisition, and in particular the acquisition of grammar, is a partially-canalized, strongly-biased but robust and eecient procedure. For example , children prefer to induce lexically compositional rules (e.g. Wanner and Gleit-man, 1982) despite the use, in every attested human language, of non-compositional constructions, such as(More)
We present a unified Bayesian approach to shape representation and related problems in perceptual organization, including part decomposition, shape similarity , figure/ground estimation, and 3D shape. The approach is based on the idea of estimating the skeletal structure most likely to have generated the observed shape via a process of stochastic " growth.(More)
Objective The objective of this analysis is to leverage recent advances in natural language processing (NLP) to develop new methods and system capabilities for processing social media (Twitter messages) for situational awareness (SA), syndromic surveillance (SS), and event-based surveillance (EBS). Specifically, we evaluated the use of human-in-the-loop(More)
(1989). A tractable machine dictionary as a resource for computational semantics. Computational linguistics (CL; also called natural language processing, or NLP) is concerned with (1) the study of computational models of the structure and function of language, its use, and its acquisition; and (2) the design, development, and implementation of a wide range(More)
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