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The Logic of Language: from the Distributional to the Structuralist Hypothesis through Types and Interaction

Abstract : The recent success of new AI techniques in natural language processing rely heavily on the so-called distributional hypothesis. We first show that the latter can be understood as a simplified version of the classic structuralist hypothesis, at the core of a program aiming at reconstructing grammatical structures from first principles and analysis of corpora. Then, we propose to reinterpret the structuralist program with insights from proof theory, especially associating paradigmatic relations and units with formal types defined through an appropriate notion of interaction. In this way, we intend to build original conceptual bridges between linear logic and classic structuralism, which can contribute to understanding the recent advances in NLP. In particular, our approach provides the means to articulate two aspects that tend to be treated separately in the literature: classification and dependency. More generally, we suggest a way to overcome the alternative between count based or predictive (statistical) methods and logical (symbolic) approaches.
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Juan Luis Gastaldi, Luc Pellissier. The Logic of Language: from the Distributional to the Structuralist Hypothesis through Types and Interaction. 2020. ⟨hal-03064480⟩

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