DFKI-LT - A Computational Linguistics Perspective on the Anticipatory Drive. Commentary on the target article by Martin V. Butz.
A Computational Linguistics Perspective on the Anticipatory Drive. Commentary on the target article by Martin V. Butz.
1 Constructivist Foundations volume 4 number 1,
In this commentary to Martin V. Butz' s target article I am especially concerned with his remarks about language (§33, §§71-79, §91) and modularity (§32, §41, §48, §81, §§94-98). In that context, I would like to bring into discussion my own work on computational models of self-monitoring (cf. Neumann 1998, 2004). In this work I explore the idea of an anticipatory drive as a substantial control device for modelling high-level complex language processes such as selfmonitoring and adaptive language use. My work is grounded in computational linguistics and, as such, uses a mathematical and computational methodology. Nevertheless, it might provide some interesting aspects and perspectives for constructivism in general, and the model proposed in Butz' s article.
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