Formal grammar and information theory : together again ?

@inproceedings{Pereira2000FormalGA,
  title={Formal grammar and information theory : together again ?},
  author={Fernando Pereira},
  year={2000}
}
In the last 40 years, research on models of spoken and written language has been split between two seemingly irreconcilable traditions: formal linguistics in the Chomsky tradition, and information theory in the Shannon tradition. Zellig Harris had advocated a close alliance between grammatical and information-theoretic principles in the analysis of natural language, and early formal-language theory provided another strong link between information theory and linguistics. Nevertheless, in most… CONTINUE READING
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