Computer algorithm replaces UG

From Science Blog (via samzenpus of Slashdot): 

Cornell University and Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a method for enabling a computer program to scan text in any of a number of languages, including English and Chinese, and autonomously and without previous information infer the underlying rules of grammar. The rules can then be used to generate new and meaningful sentences. The method also works for such data as sheet music or protein sequences.

It also has been used successfully with "parent-directed speech at 2- or 3-year olds." What this suggests is that there may be no UG (or LAD) specific to language. Rather, learning a language may occur from general cognitive processes. Just as a stem cell can develop into different cell types depending upon its environment, so, too, do general cognitive processes develop into language specific processes.