What Can We Learn about Language by Reading Millions of Books?

The dramatic growth of linguistic corpora enables the quantitative study of language on a scale that would have been unimaginable even five years ago. In this talk, Harsh Mathur, Associate Professor of Physics, will describe what we might learn about the evolution of language from such studies, using the regularization of verbs as a concrete example.

About the speaker

Harsh Mathur

Harsh Mathur

Harsh Mathur is an Associate Professor of Physics at Case Western Reserve University. His research is in the areas of theoretical condensed matter physics and cosmology. Currently he is interested in the application of statistical physics to the study of language.

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