Differential Use of Implicit Negative Evidence in Generative and Discriminative Language Learning

@inproceedings{Hsu2009DifferentialUO,
  title={Differential Use of Implicit Negative Evidence in Generative and Discriminative Language Learning},
  author={Anne S. Hsu and Thomas L. Griffiths},
  booktitle={NIPS},
  year={2009}
}
A classic debate in cognitive science revolves around under standing how children learn complex linguistic rules, such as those governing res trictions on verb alternations, without negative evidence. Traditionally, forma l le rnability arguments have been used to claim that such learning is impossible with out the aid of innate language-specific knowledge. However, recently, research rs have shown that statistical models are capable of learning complex rules from o nly positive evidence. These… CONTINUE READING

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