Csaba Pleh and Zsuzsa Kaldy (1996) Where Does Story Grammar Come From?
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Psycoloquy 7(34): Where Does Story Grammar Come From?
WHERE DOES STORY GRAMMAR COME FROM?
Csaba Pleh and Zsuzsa Kaldy
Book Review of Miikkulainen on Language-Network
Department of General Psychology
Eoetvoes Lorand University
P.O. Box 4 H-1378
This commentary discusses some problems that we have
encountered with Miikkulainen's language processing model, DISCERN,
described in his book, Subsymbolic Natural Language Processing: An
Integrated Model of Scripts, Lexicon, Memory (1993). First,
DISCERN uses grammatical analysis in an unclarified manner. It
assumes certain notions like Cases without giving them a
connectionist account, and also presupposes a preliminary syntactic
analysis. Neither the categories nor the temporal relations are
connected to research on human parsing. Second, the relations
between sentence parsing and story parsing are left unclear. Third,
the story material used is extremely constrained. These constraints
(one actor, one plot, etc.) are not trivial and seriously limit the
scope of the model for human story processing.
computational modeling, connectionism, distributed neural
networks, episodic memory, lexicon, natural language processing,