Current Trends in Grammatical Inference

  • Colin De La Higuera
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1876)


Grammatical inference has historically found it’s first theoretical results in the field of inductive inference, but it’s first applications in the one of Syntactic and Structural Pattern Recognition. In the mid nineties, the field emancipated and researchers from a variety of communities moved in: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Algorithmics, Speech Recognition, Bio-Informatics, Computational Learning Theory, Machine Learning. We claim that this interaction has been fruitful and allowed in a few years the appearance of formal theoretical results establishing the quality or not of the Grammatical Inference techniques, and probably more importantly the discovery of new algorithms that can infer a variety of types of grammars and automata from heterogeneous data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin De La Higuera
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  1. 1.EURISEUniversitée Saint-EtienneFrance

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