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toborman
posted 4/28/2010  12:06Send e-mail to userReply with quote
a language acquisition process for your use.

Language acquisition is the process of associating mental representations with oral, written, graphic and gestured communication in an agreed upon mutual language that allows comprehension and expression. This process includes accepting communication and propositions that express intent, inferring grammar and style rules, and testing the rules.

The following is a “learn by example” English language acquisition process in a simple sentence written dialog protocol.

1. Using a known sentence structure, parse the input sentence
2. Compare components to English language patterns
o Case 1 - If 100% pattern match found, then exit (to interpret sentence)
o Case 2 - If literals only match found, then
1. For each unmatched element, infer the class of the element is probably consistent with the pattern.
2. Exit (to interpret sentence)
o Case 3 - If no matches found, then for each stored sentence in past dialogs
1. Parse sentence into words and delimiters using sentence structure
2. Compare input components to dialog sentence components
3. If match not found, then go to next dialog sentence
4. If match found, then infer pattern for related sentences using matched components using inductive generalization
5. Compare non-matching component to class elements
6. If match found, then go to compare next non-matching component
7. If no match found, then establish a class variable for the non-matching component
8. Remember class variables
9. Remember English language pattern
10. Exit (to interpret sentence)
o Case 4 - If variables only found, then
1. Assume unmatched components are new literal
2. Create probable new pattern
3. Remember English language pattern
4. Exit (to interpret sentence)

Case 1 – 100% match.
Input: Mary went to the doctor’s office.
Dialog entries: Mary went to the store. Alice went to the doctor’s office.
English Language Pattern: person went to the place.
Class: person (Mary, Alice)
Class: place (store, doctor’s office)
Sentence structure (words + delimiter)

Case 2 – literals only match.
Input: Jake went to the gym.
Dialog entries: Mary went to the store. Alice went to the doctor’s office.
English Language Pattern: person went to the place.
Class: person (Mary, Alice)
Class: place (store, doctor)
Sentence structure (words + delimiter)
New elements: Assume that Jake is probably a person and gym is probably a place.

Case 3 – no match.
Input: Jake went to the gym.
Dialog entries: Mary went to the store. Alice went to the doctor’s office.
English Language Pattern: none
Class: person (Mary, Alice)
Class: place (store, doctor’s office)
Sentence structure (words + delimiter)
New elements: Assume that Jake is probably a person and gym is probably a place.
New elements: Assume that “person went to the place” is a new pattern.

Case 4 – variables match.
Input: Mary went to the doctor’s office.
Dialog entries: Mary went to the store. Alice went to the doctor’s office.
English Language Pattern: person was at the place.
Class: person (Mary, Alice)
Class: place (store, doctor’s office)
Sentence structure (words + delimiter)
New elements: Assume that “person went to the place” is a new pattern.


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