Language-independence of DisCoCirc's Text Circuits: English and Urdu

11 Aug 2022  ·  Muhammad Hamza Waseem, Jonathon Liu, Vincent Wang-Maścianica, Bob Coecke ·

DisCoCirc is a newly proposed framework for representing the grammar and semantics of texts using compositional, generative circuits. While it constitutes a development of the Categorical Distributional Compositional (DisCoCat) framework, it exposes radically new features. In particular, [14] suggested that DisCoCirc goes some way toward eliminating grammatical differences between languages. In this paper we provide a sketch that this is indeed the case for restricted fragments of English and Urdu. We first develop DisCoCirc for a fragment of Urdu, as it was done for English in [14]. There is a simple translation from English grammar to Urdu grammar, and vice versa. We then show that differences in grammatical structure between English and Urdu - primarily relating to the ordering of words and phrases - vanish when passing to DisCoCirc circuits.

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