Assignment of Gender to French Nouns in Primary and Secondary Language: A Connectionist Model
Second Language Research Volume 8, Number 1, ISSN 0267-6583
Describes a computer-based connectionist-type network model that correctly identified the gender of a set of French nouns, relying solely on information inherent in the nouns' structures, in the absence of explicit rules for evaluating nouns, through discovering criterial gender-specific features through examples of masculine and feminine nouns. (23 references) (Author/CB)
Sokolik, M.E. & Smith, M.E. (1992). Assignment of Gender to French Nouns in Primary and Secondary Language: A Connectionist Model. Second Language Research, 8(1), 39-58.