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  • The first language acquisition of scalar inferences from -Cocha 'Even' by Korean-speaking children 

    Kang, Soyeon,S.M.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    This thesis investigates the first language acquisition of scalar inferences from Korean particle -cocha 'even.' Based on the fact that also evokes the same existential inference with even, and that also and even have the ...
  • Topics in non-convex optimization and learning 

    Zhang, Hongyi,Ph. D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    Non-convex optimization and learning play an important role in data science and machine learning, yet so far they still elude our understanding in many aspects. In this thesis, I study two important aspects of non-convex ...
  • Algorithms and circuits for motor control and learning in the songbird 

    Stetner, Michael E.(Michael Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    From riding a bike to brushing our teeth, we learn many of our motor skills through trial and error. Many biologically based trial and error learning models depend on a teaching signal from dopamine neurons. Dopamine neurons ...

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