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The optimality of attaching unlinked labels to unlinked meanings

Autor
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Glottometrics
Data de publicació
2017-01-09
Volum
36
Pàgina inicial
1
Pàgina final
16
Repositori
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/102539 Obrir en finestra nova
https://arxiv.org/abs/1310.5884 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://www.ram-verlag.eu/journals-e-journals/glottometrics/ Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
Vocabulary learning by children can be characterized by many biases. When encountering a new word, children as well as adults, are biased towards assuming that it means something totally different from the words that they already know. To the best of our knowledge, the 1st mathematical proof of the optimality of this bias is presented here. First, it is shown that this bias is a particular case of the maximization of mutual information between words and meanings. Second, the optimality is proven...
Citació
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. The optimality of attaching unlinked labels to unlinked meanings. "Glottometrics", 9 Gener 2017, vol. 36, p. 1-16.
Paraules clau
Information theory, Mutual exclusivity, Principle of contrast, Vocabulary learning biases, Zipf’s law
Grup de recerca
LARCA - Laboratori d'Algorísmia Relacional, Complexitat i Aprenentatge

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