The Interactions of Rational, Pragmatic Agents Lead to Efficient Language Structure and Use
topiCS, pp. 433-445, 2020.
Despite their diversity, languages around the world share a consistent set of properties and distributional regularities. For example, the distribution of word frequencies, the distribution of syntactic dependency lengths, and the presence of ambiguity are all remarkably consistent across languages. We discuss a framework for studying how...More
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