Learning the Past Tense of English Verbs : The Symbolic Pattern Associator vs . Connectionist

@inproceedings{ModelsCharles1994LearningTP,
  title={Learning the Past Tense of English Verbs : The Symbolic Pattern Associator vs . Connectionist},
  author={ModelsCharles and X. Ling and Ling},
  year={1994}
}
Learning the past tense of English verbs | a seemingly minor aspect of language acquisition | has generated heated debates since 1986, and has become a landmark task for testing the adequacy of cognitive modeling. Several artiicial neural networks (ANNs) have been implemented, and a challenge for better symbolic models has been posed. In this paper, we present a general-purpose Symbolic Pattern Associator (SPA) based upon the decision-tree learning algorithm ID3. We conduct extensive head-to… CONTINUE READING
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