To which (neuro-, psycho- or general) linguistic models and theories of human language recognition and production does ChatGPT (GANs) come closest?

Or why isn't this a valid question?

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    I am sorry your question has been received with such hostility. It is a perfectly natural and understandable question for someone who is not from the field, but some people here tend to be quite agressive. I am in no possition to answer with authority, but I would suggest to look up things like n-gram models, syntactic tables and the field of natural language processing, among others. Incidentally, ChatGPT itself can give you good indications of what to look up about this subject.
    – Qwertuy
    May 5, 2023 at 14:27
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    I think you need to show some research and not ask such a broad, open-ended-type question. I think that's why you're getting dnvtes,
    – Lambie
    May 5, 2023 at 14:59

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The parrot can actually answer the question:

As an AI language model, ChatGPT is primarily based on natural language processing (NLP) techniques that are derived from a variety of linguistic models and theories. Specifically, ChatGPT is built upon neural network architectures such as transformers, which are trained on large amounts of textual data to understand patterns and relationships within language.

In terms of linguistic models and theories, ChatGPT does not align strictly with any specific framework, as its approach is data-driven and based on statistical learning rather than following a pre-defined linguistic theory. However, some of the concepts and techniques used in ChatGPT may be related to cognitive linguistic models and theories, which emphasize the role of mental structures and cognitive processes in language comprehension and production.

Overall, ChatGPT's approach to language processing is grounded in machine learning and computational linguistics, which use mathematical and statistical methods to model language behavior and learn from data.

Focus on the various hedges like "may", and the blanket disclaimer about "a variety" (this is a common response that it gives when you ask about the sources of its "knowledge").

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