Learning tree languages from text

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Learning tree languages from text
We study the problem of learning regular tree languages from text. We show that the framework of function distinguishability as introduced by the author in Theoretical Computer Science, 290:1679–1711, 2003, can be generalized from the case of string languages towards tree languages. This provides a large source of identifiable classes of regular tree languages. Each of these classes can be characterized in various ways. Moreover, we present a generic inference algorithm with polynomial update time and prove its correctness. In this way, we generalize previous works of Angluin, Sakakibara and ourselves. Moreover, we show that this way all regular tree languages can be approximately identified.
Henning Fernau
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Updated 15 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where ITA
Authors Henning Fernau
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