What’s the difference between independent and dependent clauses? Is it “me” or is it “I”? And how does “affect” differ from “effect,” really? Ample evidence suggests a strong correlation between grammatical knowledge and writing ability, and new research implies the same might be true of AI. In a pair of preprint papers, scientists at IBM, Harvard, and MIT [including Richard Futrell, now an assistant professor of language science at UCI] detail tests of a natural language processing system trained on grammar rules — rules they say helped it to learn faster and perform better.

For the full story, please visit https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/24/ibms-ai-uses-grammar-rules-to-catch-linguistic-nuances-of-u-s-english/.

 

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