Analogy and formal languages

Yves Lepage*

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In this paper, we advocate a study of analogies between strings of symbols for their own sake. We show how some sets of strings, i.e., some formal languages, may be characterized by use of analogies. We argue that some preliminary "good properties" obtained may plead in favour of the use of analogy in the study of formal languages in relationship with natural language.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-191
Number of pages12
JournalElectronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Joint Meeting of the 6th Conference on Formal Grammar and the 7th Conference on Mathematics of Language - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 2001 Aug 102001 Aug 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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