Accession Number : ADA626294


Title :   Structural Complexity in Linguistic Systems Research Topic 3: Mathematical Sciences


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 11 Jul 2012-10 Jan 2015


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS


Personal Author(s) : Crutchfield, James P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a626294.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : We adapted computational mechanics to determine the role of structural complexity in linguistic systems, including language systems that adapt and evolve. The latter pose substantial challenges to any conventional communication-channel view of language. Our approach promised to overcome these difficulties, since it gives a clear and constructive view of structure in memoryful stochastic processes. In principle, this allows on to track how intrinsic structure evolves over time and to explore the tendency of language systems to develop in ways that balance structure (expressed in vocabulary and syntax) and entropy (the need to convey novelty and express meaning unpredicted by the receiver).


Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS , *LEARNING MACHINES , *STOCHASTIC PROCESSES , ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS , ENTROPY , MARKOV PROCESSES , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , MEMORY DEVICES , NATURAL LANGUAGE , QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS , SEMANTICS , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES , SYNTAX , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , VOCABULARY


Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Statistics and Probability


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE