Geometry of language (School of Mathematics Colloquium)

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Geometry of language (School of Mathematics Colloquium)

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Abstract

Natural languages exhibit a broad range of  different syntactic structures. While these have been extensively studied by linguists, many open questions remain on how these vary over language families and  change in the process of language evolution. I will  present a novel approach to studying these questions, based on topology, through the notion of persistent homology, and on statistical physics.

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