Thursday, July 26, 2007

Baby Talk

Stanford researchers are working on an interesting alternative to building natural language rules by hand... having the software learn the language on it's own like a human child. The idea is for the system to analyze and sort through speech sounds until it understands language structure. While I agree that it will be much easier to build a system that can learn and acquire language on its own, it will need to be "seeded" with some general rules of grammar, much like the innate rules that some believe human babies are born with.


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