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Lexical Category Acquisition as an Incremental Process Afra Alishahi
 

Summary: Lexical Category Acquisition as an Incremental Process
Afra Alishahi
afra.alishahi@coli.uni-sb.de
Computational Linguistics and Phonetics
Saarland University, Germany
Grzegorz Chrupala
gchrupala@lsv.uni-saarland.de
Spoken Language Systems
Saarland University, Germany
The Acquisition of Lexical Categories
Psycholinguistic studies suggest that early on children ac-
quire robust knowledge of the abstract lexical categories such
as nouns, verbs and determiners (e.g., Gelman & Taylor,
1984; Kemp et al., 2005). Children's grouping of words
into categories might be based on various cues, including the
phonological and morphological properties of a word, the dis-
tributional information about its surrounding context, and its
semantic features. Among these, the distributional properties
of the local context of a word have been shown to be a reliable
cue for the formation of the lexical categories (Redington et

  

Source: Alishahi, Afra - Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Universitšt des Saarlandes

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences