A Holistic Approach to Compositional Semantics: A Connectionist Model and Robot Experiments

@inproceedings{Sugita2003AHA,
  title={A Holistic Approach to Compositional Semantics: A Connectionist Model and Robot Experiments},
  author={Yuuya Sugita and Jun Tani},
  booktitle={NIPS},
  year={2003}
}
We presenta novel connectionistmodel for acquiringthe semanticsof languagethroughthe behavioral experiencesof a real robot. We focus on the “compositionality” of semantics,which is a fundamentalcharacteristicof humanlanguage,namely, the fact that we canunderstand the meaningof a sentenceasa combinationof the meaningsof words. The essentialclaim is that a compositionalsemanticrepresentationcan be self-organizedby generalizingcorrespondences betweensentences andbehavioral patterns.This claim is… CONTINUE READING