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Title: Analogical Modeling
Subtitle: An exemplar-based approach to language
Edited By: Royal Skousen
Deryle Lonsdale
Dilworth B. Parkinson
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HCP_10
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 10

Analogical Modeling (AM) is an exemplar-based general theory of description that uses both neighbors and non-neighbors (under certain well-defined conditions of homogeneity) to predict language behavior. This book provides a basic introduction to AM, compares the theory with nearest-neighbor approaches, and discusses the most recent advances in the theory, including psycholinguistic evidence, applications to specific languages, the problem of categorization, and how AM relates to alternative approaches of language description (such as instance families, neural nets, connectionism, and optimality theory). The book closes with a thorough examination of the problem of the exponential explosion, an inherent difficulty in AM (and in fact all theories of language description). uantum computing (based on quantum mechanics with its inherent simultaneity and reversibility) provides a precise and natural solution to the exponential explosion in AM. Finally, an extensive appendix provides three tutorials for running the AM computer program (available online).

Table of Contents

List of contributors ix
Royal Skousen 1
I. The basics of Analogical Modeling
1. An overview of Analogical Modeling
Royal Skousen 11
2. Issues in Analogical Modeling
Royal Skousen 27
II. Psycholinguistic evidence for Analogical Modeling
3. Skousen’s analogical approach as an exemplar-based model of categorization
Steve Chandler 51
III. Applications to specific languages
4. Applying Analogical Modeling to the German plural
Douglas J. Wulf 109
5. Testing Analogical Modeling: The /k/ ~Ø alternation in Turkish
C. Anton Rytting 123
IV. Comparing Analogical Modeling with TiMBL
6. A comparison of two analogical models: Tilburg Memory-Based Learner versus Analogical Modeling
David Eddington 141
7. A comparison of Analogical Modeling to Memory-Based Language Processing
Walter Daelemans 157
8. Analogical hierarchy: Exemplar-based modeling of linkers in Dutch noun-noun compounds
Andrea Krott, Robert Schreuder and R. Harald Baayen 181
V. Extending Analogical Modeling
9. Expanding k-NN analogy with instance families
Antal van den Bosch 209
10. Version spaces, neural networks, and Analogical Modeling
Mike Mudrow 225
11. Exemplar-driven analogy in Optimality Theory
James Myers 265
12. The hope for analogous categories
Christer Johansson 301
VI. uantum computing and the exponential explosion
13. Analogical Modeling and quantum computing
Royal Skousen 319
VII. Appendix
14. Data files for Analogical Modeling
Deryle Lonsdale 349
15. Running the Perl/C version of the Analogical Modeling program
Dilworth B. Parkinson 365
16. Implementing the Analogical Modeling algorithm
Theron Stanford 385

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027223629
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: x, 417 pp.
Prices: EUR 103.00
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ISBN: 1588113027
ISBN-13: 9781588113023
Pages: x, 417 pp.
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