Miniature Language Acquisition: A Touchstone for Cognitive Science

TitleMiniature Language Acquisition: A Touchstone for Cognitive Science
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsFeldman, J., Lakoff G., Stolcke A., & Weber S. Hollbach
Other Numbers573

Cognitive Science, whose genesis was interdisciplinary, shows signs of reverting to a disjoint collection of fields. This paper presents a compact, theory-free task that inherently requires an integrated solution. The basic problem is learning a subset of an arbitrary natural language from picture-sentence pairs. We describe a very specific instance of this task and show how it presents fundamental (but not impossible) challenges to several areas of cognitive science including vision, language, inference and learning.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-90-009

Abbreviated Authors

J. A. Feldman, G. Lakoff, A. Stolcke, and S. H. Weber

ICSI Research Group


ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report