Colin de la Higuera on Grammatical Inference, 1pm Tue June 10, ITE 325, UMBC

June 5th, 2008

Colin de la Higuera of Jean Monnet University will talk on “ Grammatical Inference: Some of the Questions Out There ” at 1:00pm next Tuesday in the large CSEE conference room.

“Grammatical Inference is a field concerned with learning grammars given data about a language. In this talk we survey some of the questions being addressed by researchers in the field. Some of these are now classical and have been looked into for some time, others are more recent:

  • understanding the models and the paradigms: what does polynomial language learning mean?
  • learning more complex families of languages
  • scaling up and using grammatical inference in applications