Thursday, May 23, 2013

Language Generation (Human Cognitive Functions)

This is the last posting of explaining the figure on human cognitive functions. Today's topic is Language Generation.

Language Generation is the process in which a network of association (or a semantic network) is mapped to syntactic structure (phrase structure).  The choice of a part of the network to be uttered leads to the generation of a syntactic structure and a linear phonetic representation.  Generated phonetic representation (image) may be 'parsed back' to semantic/pragmatic representation so that its effects are evaluated.  The process is thought to be a special case of planning, though the processing of syntactic structure would be automatically processed in a specialized module as in the case of parsing.

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