Conditioning, but on which distribution? Grammatical gender in German plural inflection

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Abstract

Grammatical gender is a consistent and informative cue to the plural class of German nouns. We find that neural encoder-decoder models learn to rely on this cue to predict plural class, but adult speakers are relatively insensitive to it. This suggests that the neural models are not an effective cognitive model of German plural formation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages59-65
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-952148-68-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2020
EventWorkshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics 2020 - Vrtual Workshop
Duration: 19 Nov 202019 Nov 2020
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Workshop

WorkshopWorkshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics 2020
Abbreviated titleCMCL 2020
CityVrtual Workshop
Period19/11/2019/11/20
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