Cognitive capacities for the origination of anaphora in emergent communication systems

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Most natural languages offer the possibility to use anaphora. An anaphor is a (usually short) reference to an entity which was introduced in a previous part of the text and was called an antecedent. Research in both linguistics as computational linguistics has shown that there are several constraints that limit the possible antecedents for a certain anaphor. In our research we would like to see what the influence is of cognitive capacities that are necessary for these constraints on the anaphora in language that originates.
Effective start/end date1/01/0631/12/09

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  • Biological sciences


  • informatics