A Connectionist Study on the Interplay of Nouns and Pronouns in Personal Pronoun Acquisition

  title={A Connectionist Study on the Interplay of Nouns and Pronouns in Personal Pronoun Acquisition},
  author={Artem Kaznatcheev},
  journal={Cognitive Computation},
Cascade-correlation learning is used to model pronoun acquisition in children. The cascade-correlation algorithm is a feed-forward neural network that builds its own topology from input and output units. Personal pronoun acquisition is an interesting non-linear problem in psychology. A mother will refer to her son as you and herself as me, but the son must infer for himself that when he speaks to his mother, she becomes you and he becomes me. Learning the shifting reference of these pronouns is… Expand
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