Re: Pattern recognition

From: Gordon Worley (
Date: Sat Oct 04 2003 - 18:11:15 MDT

On Saturday, October 4, 2003, at 04:49 PM, Mike Williams wrote:

> I'm personally interested in the number of misunderstandings that
> occur due to language--the stock market dives if Greenspan uses the
> wrong adjective, world leaders have teams of people polish their
> speeches to check each nuance of meaning, etc. Does anyone know of any
> studies on designing a true "grammar" for humans, in the sense of a
> fully defined, unambiguous grammar such as those used for computer
> languages?

Check out Pinker's books on language for an introduction to the subject.

Gordon Worley                     `When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty            said, `it means just what I choose                    it to mean--neither more nor less.'
PGP:  0xBBD3B003                                  --Lewis Carroll

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