Universal Syntactic Structures: Modeling Syntax for Various Natural Languages
Min Kim
February 2024
 

We aim to provide an explanation for how the human brain might connect words for sentence formation. A novel approach to modeling syntactic representation is introduced, potentially showing the existence of universal syntactic structures for all natural languages. As the discovery of DNA's double helix structure shed light on the inner workings of genetics, we wish to introduce a basic understanding of how language might work in the human brain. It could be the brain's way of encoding and decoding knowledge. It also brings some insight into theories in linguistics, psychology, and cognitive science. After looking into the logic behind universal syntactic structures and the methodology of the modeling technique, we attempt to analyze corpora that showcase universality in the language process of different natural languages such as English and Korean. Lastly, we discuss the critical period hypothesis, universal grammar, and a few other assertions on language for the purpose of advancing our understanding of the human brain.
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keywords: syntactic structures, universal syntactic structures, uss, syntax modeling, syntax, synapper, natural language processing, nlp, machine translation, mt, word order, universal grammar, ug, recursion, ambiguity
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