Learning mild context-sensitiveness: Toward understanding children's language learning

Leonor Becerra-Bonache*, Takashi Yokomori

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The aim of this paper is to try to understand the process of children's language acquisition by using the theory of inference of formal grammars. Toward this goal, we introduce an extension of Marcus External Contextual grammars which constitutes a Mildly Context-Sensitive language family, and study their learnability in the limit from positive data. Finally, we briefly indicate our future research direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-64
Number of pages12
JournalLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Event7th International Colloquium ICGI 2004 - Grammatical Inference: Algorithms and Applications - Athens, Greece
Duration: 2004 Oct 112004 Oct 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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