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Analysis by Synthesis: A (Re-)Emerging Program of Research for Language and Vision

@article{Bever2010AnalysisBS,
  title={Analysis by Synthesis: A (Re-)Emerging Program of Research for Language and Vision},
  author={Thomas G. Bever and David Poeppel},
  journal={Biolinguistics},
  year={2010},
  volume={4},
  pages={174-200}
}
This contribution reviews (some of) the history of analysis by synthesis, an approach to perception and comprehension articulated in the 1950s. Whereas much research has focused on bottom-up, feed-forward, inductive mechanisms, analysis by synthesis as a heuristic model emphasizes a balance of bottom-up and knowledge-driven, top-down, predictive steps in speech perception and language comprehension. This idea aligns well with contemporary Bayesian approaches to perception (in language and other… 
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