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The Resource The human semantic potential : spatial language and constrained connectionism, Terry Regier

The human semantic potential : spatial language and constrained connectionism, Terry Regier

Label
The human semantic potential : spatial language and constrained connectionism
Title
The human semantic potential
Title remainder
spatial language and constrained connectionism
Statement of responsibility
Terry Regier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on ideas from cognitive linguistics, connectionism, and perception, The Human Semantic Potential describes a connectionist model that learns perceptually grounded semantics for natural language in spatial terms. Languages differ in the ways in which they structure space, and Regier's aim is to have the model perform its learning task for terms from any natural language. The system has so far succeeded in learning spatial terms from English, German, Russian, Japanese, and Mixtec. The model views simple movies of two-dimensional objects moving relative to one another and learns to classify them linguistically in accordance with the spatial system of some natural language. The overall goal is to determine which sorts of spatial configurations and events are learnable as the semantics for spatial terms and which are not. Ultimately, the model and its theoretical underpinnings are a step in the direction of articulating biologically based constraints on the nature of human semantic systems. Along the way Regier takes up such substantial issues as the attraction and the liabilities of PDP and structured connectionist modeling, the problem of learning without direct negative evidence, and the area of linguistic universals, which is addressed in the model itself. Trained on spatial terms from different languages, the model permits observations about the possible bases of linguistic universals and interlanguage variation."
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Regier, Terry
Dewey number
401/.43
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
P37.5.S67
LC item number
R44 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Neural network modeling and connectionism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space and time in language
  • Semantics
  • Connectionism
  • Cognitive grammar
  • Linguistic models
  • Espace et temps dans le langage
  • Sémantique
  • Connexionnisme
  • Grammaire cognitive
  • Modèles linguistiques
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Cognitive grammar
  • Connectionism
  • Linguistic models
  • Semantics
  • Space and time in language
  • Cognitive semantics
  • Ruimtelijk inzicht
  • Natuurlijke taal
  • Connectionisme
  • Languages & Literatures
  • Philology & Linguistics
Label
The human semantic potential : spatial language and constrained connectionism, Terry Regier
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Structures
  • 6.
  • A model of spatial semantics
  • 7.
  • Extensions
  • 8.
  • Discussion
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The linguistic categorization of space
  • 3.
  • Connectionism and cognitive models
  • 4.
  • Learning without explicit negative evidence
Control code
42854487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 220 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262527309
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3608
  • 9780262282239
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42854487
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The human semantic potential : spatial language and constrained connectionism, Terry Regier
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Structures
  • 6.
  • A model of spatial semantics
  • 7.
  • Extensions
  • 8.
  • Discussion
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The linguistic categorization of space
  • 3.
  • Connectionism and cognitive models
  • 4.
  • Learning without explicit negative evidence
Control code
42854487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 220 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262527309
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3608
  • 9780262282239
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42854487
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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