Spin Glass Models of Syntax and Language Evolution

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Siva, Karthik; Tao, Jim; Marcolli, Matilde;
(2015)
  • Subject: Computer Science - Computation and Language | 91F20, 82B20 | Physics - Physics and Society | Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks
    arxiv: Computer Science::Computation and Language (Computational Linguistics and Natural Language and Speech Processing)

Using the SSWL database of syntactic parameters of world languages, and the MIT Media Lab data on language interactions, we construct a spin glass model of language evolution. We treat binary syntactic parameters as spin states, with languages as vertices of a graph, an... View more
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