Toward a connectionist model of recursion in human linguistic performance

@article{Christiansen1999TowardAC,
  title={Toward a connectionist model of recursion in human linguistic performance},
  author={Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={157-205}
}
Naturally occurring speech contains only a limited amount of complex recursive structure, and this is re ected in the empirically documented di culties that people experience when processing such structures. We present a connectionist model of human performance in processing recursive language structures. The model is trained on simple arti cial languages. We nd that the qualitative performance pro le of the model matches human behavior, both on the relative di culty of center-embedded and… CONTINUE READING
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