ONTOLOGIK
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ONTOLOGIK

Why Ambiguity is Necessary, and why Natural Language is not Learnable

Language is Ambiguous for Efficient Communication

T. Givon, a renowned Cognitive Linguist, was once quoted as saying “ambiguity is not a sin”. It appears that he was right, that ambiguity is an ingenious (evolutionary) invention that humans have stumbled upon for effective communication.

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