IBM, MIT, and Harvard’s AI uses grammar rules to catch linguistic nuances of U.S. English
- May 29, 2019
- Richard Futrell, lang sci, in Venturebeat May 29, 2019
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/.