Grammar-based connectionist approaches to language

  title={Grammar-based connectionist approaches to language},
  author={Paul Smolensky},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
This article describes an approach to connectionist language research that relies on the development of grammar formalisms rather than computer models. From formulations of the fundamental theoretical commitments of connectionism and of generative grammar, it is argued that these two paradigms are mutually compatible. Integrating the basic assumptions of the paradigms results in formal theories of grammar that centrally incorporate a certain degree of connectionist computation. Two such grammar… CONTINUE READING