Three models for the description of language

@article{Chomsky1956ThreeMF,
  title={Three models for the description of language},
  author={Noam Chomsky},
  journal={IRE Trans. Inf. Theory},
  year={1956},
  volume={2},
  pages={113-124}
}
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Published in IRE Trans. Inf. Theory 1956
  • Computer Science
  • We investigate several conceptions of linguistic structure to determine whether or not they can provide simple and "revealing" grammars that generate all of the sentences of English and only these. We find that no finite-state Markov process that produces symbols with transition from state to state can serve as an English grammar. Furthermore, the particular subclass of such processes that produce n -order statistical approximations to English do not come closer, with increasing n , to matching… CONTINUE READING

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