Analogy and formal languages

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Abstract

In this paper, we advocate a study of analogies between strings of symbols for their own sake. We show how some sets of strings, i.e., some formal languages, may be characterized by use of analogies. We argue that some preliminary "good properties" obtained may plead in favour of the use of analogy in the study of formal languages in relationship with natural language.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-191
Number of pages12
JournalElectronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
Volume53
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr
Externally publishedYes

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Analogy and formal languages. / Lepage, Yves.

In: Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 53, 04.2004, p. 180-191.

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