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Detecting the Evolution of Semantics and Individual Beliefs through Statistical Analysis of Language Use

@inproceedings{Bilovich2008DetectingTE,
  title={Detecting the Evolution of Semantics and Individual Beliefs through Statistical Analysis of Language Use},
  author={Avri Bilovich and Joanna J. Bryson},
  booktitle={AAAI Fall Symposium: Naturally-Inspired Artificial Intelligence},
  year={2008}
}
Individual differences in semantics and beliefs have up to now been identified primarily by questioning people. However, semantics and beliefs can also be observed in concrete, quantifiable contexts such as reaction-time experiments. Here we demonstrate an automatic mechanism which can replicate such semantics by observing regularities in language use through statistical text analysis. We postulate that human children, who are fantastic pattern recognizers, may also exploit this same… 
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