LINGUIST List 23.337

Thu Jan 19 2012

Media: Cognitive Scientists Study Ambiguity in Language

Editor for this issue: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>



Date: 19-Jan-2012
From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>
Subject: Cognitive Scientists Study Ambiguity in Language
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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

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

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