We met regularly throughout the months of June, July, and August working on a joint project investigating the formal semantics of disfluency and its interaction with other semantic phenomena, quantification and anaphora in particular.


Spring 2015: Meeting 2

Hitomi Hirayama presented her work on May 26, 12-1:30 pm, the Cave.

Title: Japanese modified numerals and ignorance inferences

Abstract: This study investigates how (modified) numerals in Japanese interact with the particles wa and ga. First, I will point out some differences between English modified numerals and Japanese ones ...

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Spring 2015: Meeting 1

Our first lab meeting of the quarter will take place this Tue (April 14), 12-1 pm, in the Cave. We will discuss the basics of the Python ACT-R library / platform. If you want to take a look, an extended tutorial is available here:

Intro to (Python) ACT-R

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Winter 2015: Meeting 3 and plan for spring 2015

The third and final LaLoCo meeting this quarter took place today (Tue, March 17), from 2 pm to about 3 pm in the Cave. We discussed the Python ACT-R code Adrian and Jakub Dotlačil are putting together to implement a left-corner ACT-R parser (in the style of Vasishth ...

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Winter 2015: Meeting 2

The second LaLoCo meeting this quarter took place yesterday (Th, Feb. 26), from 11 am to about 12 pm in the Cave. We discussed the Python ACT-R code Jakub Dotlačil put together to replicate some of the simulations in Vasishth and Lewis (2005). For example, reimplementing the subject-gap vs ...

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Winter 2015: Meeting 1

The first LaLoCo meeting this quarter will take place this coming Tue, Jan. 27, from 12:00 pm to about 1:15/1:30 pm in the Cave (same place as last quarter). We will continue where we left off last quarter, i.e., implementing parsers for English fragments in ...

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Fall 2014: Meetings 7 through 9

The last three meetings of the quarter were dedicated to designing and implementing a basic parser in Python ACT-R, thus putting together the theoretical ACT-R framework, the psycholinguistic literature that takes advantage of it, and the computational tools we started to become familiar with.

We already have a ...

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Fall 2014: Meetings 5 and 6

Our meeting today was very lively and useful. Deniz led a very enlightening discussion of the activation equations in chapter 3 of Anderson (2009), and Nate and Karl contributed extensive and very helpful clarifications.

For our next meeting (the 5th one this quarter, on Nov. 4), we decided to read ...

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Fall 2014: Meetings 3 and 4

Karl introduced the basics of Python ACT-R in our third meeting (Oct. 21).

Next time (Oct. 28), Deniz will briefly talk about the activation equations in chapter 3 of Anderson (2009), and then we’ll take a close look at these equations based on the notes in this pdf ...

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Fall 2014: Meetings 1 and 2

The first meeting on Oct. 7 was dedicated to a broad discussion of cognitive architectures and ACT-R, with a focus on the first 2 chapters of:

  • Anderson, John R. 2009. How Can the Human Mind Occur in the Physical Universe?

In the second meeting (today, Oct. 14), Deniz led ...

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