Site under revision

Fri 26 January 2018 by Adrian Brasoveanu

This site is under significant revision as of late January 2018. The research, teaching and LaLoCo lab pages will be updated soon with recent developments. If you want to know what I’ve been up to lately, I’ll be at BLS 2018 in February 2018 giving a talk and at CUNY 2018 in March 2018 giving a talk and presenting a separate poster.


Spring-Summer 2015 Meetings

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.

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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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