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Back Propagation Applied to Translation of Locative Prepositions

Munro, Paul W and Tabasko, Mary (1990) Back Propagation Applied to Translation of Locative Prepositions. Technical Report. School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

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A network was trained by back propagation to map locative expressions of the form "noun-preposition-noun" to a semantic representation, as in Cosic and Munro (1988). The network's performance was analyzed over several simulations with training sets in both English and German. The networks developed representations for the nouns and prepositions which exhibit reliable difference across the two languages. Translation of prepositions was attempted by presenting a locative expression to a network trained in one language to generate a semantic representation; the semantic representation was then presented to the network trained in the other language to generate the appropriate preposition.


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Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Munro, Paul Wpwm@pitt.eduPWM
Tabasko, Mary
Monograph Type: Technical Report
Date: April 1990
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
Place of Publication: Pittsburgh, PA
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Department: School of Library and Information Science
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
University of Pittsburgh Series: iSchool Research Report Series
Other ID: LIS025/IS90003
Date Deposited: 03 May 2013 21:28
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 14:02


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