Speeding Up Syntactic Learning Using Contextual Information

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Leonor Becerra Bonache, Elisa Fromont, Amaury Habrard, Michaël Perrot, Marc Sebban ;
Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Grammatical Inference, PMLR 21:49-53, 2012.

Abstract

It has been shown in (Angluin and Becerra-Bonache, 2010, 2011) that interactions between a learner and a teacher can help language learning. In this paper, we make use of additional contextual information in a pairwise-based generative approach aiming at learning (situation,sentence)-pair-hidden markov models. We show that this allows a significant speed-up of the convergence of the syntactic learning. We apply our model on a toy natural language task in Spanish dealing with geometric objects.

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