Grammatical Inference, likewise known as Grammar Induction, has
traditionally been investigated by many researchers from very distinct
fields, such as formal grammars, computational linguistics, formal
linguistics, psychology, learning theory, computer science, etc. This
has resulted in many interesting results, that unfortunately do not
cross-over to the other fields.
More recently, there has been a trend to overcome the boundaries of
the separate areas. This has already led to many discussions between
researchers from these fields. We expect that in the near future many
new results and systems will arise from the work that has been started
by researchers from the different fields.
The underlying idea behind the special issue that now lies before you
is two-fold. Firstly, ...