Extracting finite structure from infinite language

MCQUEEN, T., HOPGOOD, A.A., ALLEN, T.J. and TEPPER, J.A., 2005. Extracting finite structure from infinite language. Knowledge-Based Systems, 18 (45), pp. 135-141. ISSN 0950-7051

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel connectionist memory-rule based model capable of learning the finite-state properties of an input language from a set of positive examples. The model is based upon an unsupervised recurrent self-organizing map [T. McQueen, A. Hopgood, J. Tepper, T. Allen, A recurrent self-organizing map for temporal sequence processing, in: Proceedings of Fourth International Conference in Recent Advances in Soft Computing (RASC2002), Nottingham, 2002] with laterally interconnected neurons. A derivation of functionalequivalence theory [J. Hopcroft, J. Ullman, Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages and Computation, vol. 1, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1979] is used that allows the model to exploit similarities between the future context of previously memorized sequences and the future context of the current input sequence. This bottom-up learning algorithm binds functionally related neurons together to form states. Results show that the model is able to learn the Reber grammar [A. Cleeremans, D. Schreiber, J. McClelland, Finite state automata and simple recurrent networks, Neural Computation, 1 (1989) 372–381] perfectly from a randomly generated training set and to generalize to sequences beyond the length of those found in the training set.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Knowledge-Based Systems
Creators: McQueen, T., Hopgood, A.A., Allen, T.J. and Tepper, J.A.
Publisher: Elsevier (not including Cell Press)
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Date: 2005
Volume: 18
Number: 45
ISSN: 0950-7051
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:51
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:24
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3813

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