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Computer Program Learns Language Rules And Composes Sentences, All Without Outside Help

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September 1, 2005
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Cornell University
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Shimon Edelman of Cornell University and colleagues have developed a method for enabling a computer program to scan text, infer the grammar behind it and generate new sentences. It works for different languages, music and protein sequences. (PNAS: Vol. 102:33, 2005)

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell University and Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a method for enabling a computer program to scan text in any of a number of languages, including English and Chinese, and autonomously and without previous information infer the underlying rules of grammar. The rules can then be used to generate new and meaningful sentences. The method also works for such data as sheet music or protein sequences.


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