[Corpora-List] Chomsky and computational linguistics
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Tue Jul 31 05:47:51 CEST 2007
I agree Mike. I don't think Chomsky argued against observational adequacy.
Any theory must explain the data. I would say Chomsky argued against
I hope that won't now lead to an argument about the meaning of the word
"sufficiency". The bottom line, as I see it, is he noticed there was a
problem with structural abstractions of language data.
> From: Mike Maxwell [mailto:maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu]
> You can say that this search for deeper theories before we have an
> observationally adequate treatment is the wrong way to go, but in the
> end I think there's room for both. And (possibly contrary to some other
> opinions expressed in this thread, if I understand them), I don't think
> Chomsky has argued that no one should work on observational adequacy.
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