Why will rat's go where rats will not

J. Hayes, V. Murphy, N. Davey, Pamela Smith, L. Peters

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    Abstract

    Experimental evidence indicates that regular plurals are nearly always omitted from
    English compounds (e.g., rats-eater) while irregular plurals may be included within these structures (e.g., mice-chaser). This phenomenon is considered to be good evidence to support the dual mechanism model of morphological processing (Pinker & Prince, 1992).
    However, evidence from neural net modelling has shown that a single route associative memory based account might provide an equally, if not more, valid explanation of the compounding phenomenon.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs of the 10th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks
    Pages101-106
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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