Stochastic simple recurrent neural networks

Mostefa Golea, Masahiro Matsuoka, Yasubumi Sakakibara

研究成果: Conference contribution


Simple recurrent neural networks (SRNs) have been advocated as an alternative to traditional probabilistic models for grammatical inference and language modeling. However, unlike hidden Markov Models and stochastic grammars, SRNs are not formulated explicitly as probability models, in that they do not provide their predictions in the form of a probability distribution over the alphabet. In this paper, we introduce a stochastic variant of the SRN. This new variant makes explicit the functional description of how the SRN solution reflects the target structure generating the training sequence. We explore the links between the stochastic version of SRNs and traditional grammatical inference models. We show that the stochastic single-layer SRN can be seen as a generalized hidden Markov model or a probabilistic automaton. The two-layer stochastic SRN can be interpreted as a probabilistic machine whose state-transitions are triggered by inputs producing outputs, that is, a probabilistic finite-state sequential transducer. It can also be thought of as a hidden Markov model with two alphabets, each with its own distinct output distribution. We provide efficient procedures based on the forward-backward approach, used in the context of hidden Markov models, to evaluate the various probabilities occurring in the model. We derive a gradient-based algorithm for finding the parameters of the network that maximize the likelihood of the training sequences. Finally, we show that if the target structure generating the training sequences is unifilar, then the trained stochastic SRN behaves deterministically.

ホスト出版物のタイトルGrammatical Inference
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルLearning Syntax from Sentences - 3rd International Colloquium, ICGI-1996, Proceedings
編集者Colin de la Higuera, Laurent Miclet
出版社Springer Verlag
ISBN(印刷版)3540617787, 9783540617785
出版ステータスPublished - 1996
イベント3rd International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference, ICGI 1996 - Montpellier, France
継続期間: 1996 9月 251996 9月 27


名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)


Other3rd International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference, ICGI 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • コンピュータサイエンス一般


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