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Media: Cognitive Scientists Study Ambiguity in Language

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Media Body: A new cognitive science study examines ambiguity in language. They
conclude
that resolving ambiguity by inference is “cognitively cheaper” than having
a
longer utterance with exact meaning. They discuss implications of
ambiguity for
NLP.

Read more: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-cognitive-scientists-
problem-
human-language.html
Issue Number: 23.337
Date Posted: January 19, 2012

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