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Igor Farkas, PhD, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia


Connectionist Systematicity in Language Processing


St David 3 - 1:00 pm, Friday 28 November (Note: different room from usual)


Demonstrating systematic behaviour in language processing, i.e. the ability to generalize from a small training set, remains an open challenge for connectionist models as potential candidates for explaining human cognition. In the talk, I will refer to this issue in the context of the syntactic systematicity (deciding whether a novel word sequence is grammatical or not) and the semantic systematicity (generating a semantic representation to the novel sentence). I will discuss the pros and limitations of the proposed recursive neural models with self-organization.

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