Information-theoretic models of morphological complexity


Mardi 18 Juin 2013, 10h30 - 12h30


Over the past decade, information theory has been applied in the analysis of a successively broader range of morphological phenomena. From their origins as components of progressing  models, information-theoretic approaches have been extended to provide analyses of paradigmatic structure and the syntagmatic competition that underlies word frequency effects. This talk outlines the unified mode of morphological structure and complexity that emerges from this recent convergence and places the general model in the context of complex system analysis.

Information-theoretic models of morphological complexity

Many animals have the ability to regenerate parts of their body that have been lost through injury or disease. This ability has attracted attention for centuries, but the underlying mechanisms of regeneration are just beginning to be addressed using modern genetic approaches. I will discuss our efforts to establish a small crustacean as a new model for studying limb regeneration, and will outline how we can use genetic tools to investigate this process.


Sciences du langage et linguistique
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