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Polysemy: a new bias in child language acquisition?

Author
Casas, B.; Hernandez Fernandez, A.; Català Roig, N.; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R.; Baixeries, J.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
International Quantitative Linguistics Conference 2018
Date of publication
2018
Presentation's date
2018-07-07
Book of congress proceedings
QUALICO 2018: Information and Language: Coding, Extraction and Applications: book of abstracts
First page
12
Last page
13
URL
http://qualico2018.uni.wroc.pl/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/QUALICO-2018_Book-of-abstracts.pdf Open in new window
Abstract
Children are exposed to millions of words tokens through an accumulation of small interactions grounded in context, immersed in a sea of words that they learn early after their birth. During this process, some words are learned first instead of others and many biases have been hypothesized in the literature in order to explain why some words are learned earlier. Zipf pioneered the study of universal biases that are found in adult language. In this work, we study the possibility of a new bias in ...
Keywords
Language laws, Quantitative methods in language studies
Group of research
GPLN - Natural Language Processing Group
IDEAI-UPC - Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center
LARCA - Laboratory of Relational Algorithmics, Complexity and Learnability
TALP - Centre for Language and Speech Technologies and Applications

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