Natural Language & Sentence Processing 2019


Notes:

  • JSON
  • RDF
  • RSS
  • XML

See also:

Computational Sentence Processing


Age differences in the effect of animacy on Mandarin sentence processing
X Liu, W Wang, H Wang – PeerJ, 2019 – peerj.com
… Age differences in the effect of animacy on Mandarin sentence processing. View article. PeerJ — Life and Environment Journal @thePeerJ … Brain and Cognition. Age differences in the effect of animacy on Mandarin sentence processing …

Cascaded finite-state chunk parsing for Hindi language
P Jain, K Shaikh, A Kumar, H Darbari… – Available at SSRN …, 2019 – papers.ssrn.com
… Jurafsky D., Martin HM: 2003, ‘Speech and natural language processing’, Prentice Hall … Extensible Markup Language, Online document (XML): https://www.w3.org/XML/ (retrieved on 17 … Model for Free Word Order Languages’, In Perspectives on Sentence Processing, C. Clifton …

Why Island constraint is weaker in Japanese than in English: a processing perspective
S Tokimoto – Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 2019 – scirp.org
… Abstract Full-Text HTML XML Download Download as PDF (Size:471KB) PP … The phenomenon is thus important for the study of computational aspects of natural language, and it has been intensively discussed in theories of syntax and sentence processing …

Verb and sentence processing patterns in healthy Italian participants: Insight from the Northwestern Assessment of Verbs and Sentences (NAVS)
E Barbieri, I Brambilla, CK Thompson… – Journal of communication …, 2019 – Elsevier
… Verb and sentence processing patterns in healthy Italian participants: Insight from the Northwestern Assessment of Verbs and Sentences (NAVS) … The study shows that the NAVS is sensitive to linguistic aspects of verb/sentence processing in Italian as in the English language …

Graph-based annotation engineering: towards a gold corpus for Role and Reference Grammar
C Chiarcos, C Fäth – 2nd Conference on Language, Data and …, 2019 – drops.dagstuhl.de
… Sentence-by-sentence processing minimizes memory usage and search space for the … 6. Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache (6th Conference on Natural Language Processing, KONVENS … An XML-based Representation Format for Syntactically Annotated Corpora …

Greek language object representation scene system: a text interface for designing X3D objects and X3D scenes
GA Krikos, NN Karanikolas, G Miaoulis… – Proceedings of the 23rd …, 2019 – dl.acm.org
… in Greek language and converts it to X3D objects (graphic objects expressed with X3D – an XML variation) and … Natural language tools achieving better effectiveness by using stemming and lemmatization tools in order to perform an … 3.3 Sentence processing – Ellipsis resolution …

The Effect of Distance on Sentence Processing by Older Adults
X Liu, W WANG – Frontiers in Psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… SHARE ON. Open Supplemental Data. Original Research ARTICLE. Front. Psychol., 13 November 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02455. The Effect of Distance on Sentence Processing by Older Adults … Sentence Processing and Distance …

Structure-sensitive constraints in non-native sentence processing
C Felser – Journal of the European Second Language …, 2019 – euroslajournal.org
… EUROSLA Keynote. Structure-sensitive constraints in non-native sentence processing. Author: Claudia Felser. University of Potsdam, DE … Structure-sensitive constraints in non-native sentence processing. Journal of the European Second Language Association, 3(1), 12–22 …

Sentence-level Emotion Detection from Text based-on Semantic Rules
DSUK Roy, R Basak – researchgate.net
… Keywords:Emotion Detection; NLP; Natural Language Toolkit … Finally, the output of Sentence Processing module ie extracted Keyword, Phrasal Verbs, Special emotion words, Negation and Intensity … The output XML contains the phrasal verb and their synonyms as given below …

The neural basis of combinatory syntax and semantics
L Pylkkänen – Science, 2019 – science.sciencemag.org
… 2) When brain activity associated with sentence processing is modeled, word by word, with measures of syntactic structure, the models reliably predict activity in … Teasing apart structure and meaning is the fundamental challenge for the study of composition in natural language …

Machine learning-based identification and rule-based normalization of adverse drug reactions in drug labels
M Tiftikci, A Özgür, Y He, J Hur – BMC …, 2019 – bmcbioinformatics.biomedcentral …
… Analysis Conference (TAC), a series of workshops organized to encourage research in Natural Language Processing and … These XML-formatted labels from the TAC include three main sections: “Raw Text” containing the … Full size table. Table 2 BIO sentence processing example …

SYNTHNOTES: TOWARDS SYNTHETIC CLINICAL TEXT GENERATION
KA Brown – 2019 – trace.tennessee.edu
… NLG Natural language generation POS Part-of-Speech RNN Recurrent neural network TF-IDF Term frequency-inverse document frequency UMLS Unified Medical Language System VCPU Virtual central processing unit XML Extensible Markup Language ix Page 11 …

Bi-directional evidence linking sentence production and comprehension: A cross-modality structural priming study
KA Litcofsky, JG Hell – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Natural language involves both speaking and listening … Moreover, this paradigm can be used for the exploration priming at different linguistic levels as well as the influence of extra-linguistic factors on natural language use. Introduction …

No Morphological Markers, No Problem: ERP Study Reveals Semantic Contribution to Distinct Neural Substrates Between Noun and Verb Processing in Online …
J Feng, T Gong, L Shuai, Y Wu – Frontiers in neuroscience, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Albeit studies using artificial words as stimuli demonstrate that syntactic factors lead to the neural distinction between artificial “noun” and “verb” understanding, processing artificial language is not equivalent to processing natural language, since artificial words do not have …

Differences in sentence complexity in the text of children’s picture books and child-directed speech
JL Montag – First language, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Reading picture books to pre-literate children is associated with improved language outcomes, but the causal pathways of this relationship are not well understood. The present analyses focus on sev…

Bootstrapping Knowledge Graphs From Images and Text
J Mao, Y Yao, S Heinrich, T Hinz, C Weber… – Frontiers in …, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… A critical difference between relation extraction and typical classification problems [eg, image classification (Krizhevsky et al., 2012) or natural language inference (Bowman et al., 2015)] lies in the existence of dependencies between relation instances …

Corpora for Language and Aging Research 4 CLARe 4 in Helsinki, Finland 27 February–1 March 2019
C Lindholm, A Gerstenberg – 2019 – helsinki.fi
… 1 2 How can Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing help researchers to study communication behaviors in later age … 4 5 Age-related decline in sentence processing: deriving corpus-linguistic hypotheses from psycholinguistic data …

SP-10K: A large-scale evaluation set for selectional preference acquisition
H Zhang, H Ding, Y Song – arXiv preprint arXiv:1906.02123, 2019 – arxiv.org
… ust.hk, yqsong@cse.ust.hk Abstract Selectional Preference (SP) is a commonly ob- served language phenomenon and proved to be useful in many natural language processing tasks. To provide a better evaluation method …

Pragmatic processing: An investigation of the (anti-) presuppositions of determiners using mouse-tracking
C Schneider, C Schonard, M Franke, G Jäger… – Cognition, 2019 – Elsevier
… meaning of an utterance in a certain context is an important question in the study of natural language meaning … method to language processing used mouse movements to probe whether phonologically similar words are activated during sentence processing (Spivey, Grosjean …

Smithvasishthfeatures
G Smith, S Vasishth – 2019 – files.osf.io
… retrieval cues that can be used as a common baseline when comparing models of sentence processing … goal here is not to reach state-of- the-art performance on natural language processing or … used the scripts included with the BNC download to strip the XML meta-information …

Rebels without a clause: Processing reflexives in fronted wh-predicates
A Omaki, Z Ovans, A Yacovone, B Dillon – Journal of Memory and …, 2019 – Elsevier
… Keywords. Sentence comprehension. Reference resolution. Reflexives. C-command. Working memory. Structural constraints. Introduction. Anaphors such as him or herself are ubiquitous in natural language. As comprehenders, we often understand them accurately and effortlessly …

Do non-native languages have an effect on word order processing in first language Turkish?
G Cedden, Ö Ayd?n – International Journal of Bilingualism, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Aims and Objectives/Purpose/Research Questions:Existing studies on sentence processing in bi-/multilinguals are typically centred on the first language (L1) influence on second language sentence pr…

Hierarchical structure guides rapid linguistic predictions during naturalistic listening
JR Brennan, JT Hale – PloS one, 2019 – journals.plos.org
… response to violations of word-category expectations [33, 34, 35], but the degree of abstractness in natural language predictions remains … address by testing how well the word-by-word predictions from these models match human sentence processing using electrophysiological …

How the brain represents language and answers questions? Using an AI system to understand the underlying neurobiological mechanisms
MAP Idiart, A Villavicencio, B Katz… – Frontiers in …, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Finally, there is a language generator that converts brain code back into natural language … Indeed there is evidence from fMRI that the left superior temporal sulcus, a region linked to sentence processing, might be subdivided into subregions or slots that represent these three …

Dependency grammar
MC De Marneffe, J Nivre – Annual Review of Linguistics, 2019 – annualreviews.org
… 3. THE IMPACT OF DEPENDENCY GRAMMAR IN LINGUISTICS AND NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING … main advantages that dependency representations offer: generalization across languages, a convenient operationalization of human sentence processing facts, and …

Pragmatic influences on sentence integration: Evidence from eye movements
L Chen, KB Paterson, X Li, L Li… – Quarterly Journal of …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
To understand a discourse, readers must rapidly process semantic and syntactic information and extract the pragmatic information these sources imply. An important question concerns how this pragmat…

Using experiential optimization to build lexical representations
BT Johns, MN Jones, DJK Mewhort – Psychonomic bulletin & review, 2019 – Springer
… procedure was applied to four distinct areas: (a) lexical semantic memory, (b) lexical organization, (c) sentence processing, and (d … be capitalizing on noise within the different text sources, not necessarily on any systematic connection between natural language and linguistic …

Novel ERP evidence for processing differences between negative and positive polarity items in German
M Liu, P König, JL Mueller – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… embedded). A prototypical showcase for the effect of context in sentence processing is the phenomenon of polarity sensitivity. Negative polarity items (NPIs), such as English ever, tend to occur only in negative contexts. For …

Eppur non si muove: Experimental evidence for the Unaccusative Hypothesis and distinct ?-feature processing in Basque
GM de la Hidalga, A Zawiszewski… – Glossa: a journal of …, 2019 – glossa-journal.org
… processing. We generated eight conditions to compare unergative and unaccusative predicate sentence processing involving phi-feature violations in grammatical and ungrammatical sentences … vs. unergative sentence processing …

How to analyse electrophysiological responses to naturalistic language with time-resolved multiple regression
J Sassenhagen – Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 2019 – Taylor & Francis
… given the multiple regression problem y ? X b , having minimised the residual sums of squares/ R S S = | | y ? X b | | 2 , (1) time-resolved regression coefficients are the model coefficients b, (2) encoding typically concerns the quality of the fit (ie some function of the RSS), and (3 …

An Attention Based Deep Neural Network for Visual Question Answering System
L Popli – 2019 – etd.ohiolink.edu
… sentence analysis using Natural Language Processing techniques, an analysis pipeline is generated using a sequence of annotators. The input to the annotator is the raw text itself. The resulting annotation information containing all the information is then output in XML or plain …

Electroencephalogram-based single-trial detection of language expectation violations in listening to speech
H Tanaka, H Watanabe, H Maki, S Sakriani… – Frontiers in …, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… One of our experiment’s drawbacks is that semantically incorrect sentences were limited to the anomalies of the selectional restrictions at the end of sentences. Our 40-filler setting is limited to natural settings, and naturalistic sentence processing is a major analysis challenge …

In Search of the Factors Behind Naive Sentence Judgments: A State Trace Analysis of Grammaticality and Acceptability Ratings
S Langsford, RG Stephens, JC Dunn… – Frontiers in …, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… To the extent that modern language modeling relies on similar learning architectures, it is similarly vulnerable to under-weighting or even omitting the “shape-like” properties of natural language if “texture-like” properties are available in rating judgments (Warstadt and Bowman …

On the nature of the discourse effect on extraction in Japanese
M Yano – Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2019 – glossa-journal.org
… Again, the effect of Island is difficult to interpret because of lexical differences between non-island and island conditions. 4.2 Implication for sentence processing. In this section, we discuss the implication of the present results for sentence processing …

What’s Wrong with Hebrew NLP? And How to Make it Right
RTASS Sadde, S Klein – EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019, 2019 – aclweb.org
… You can use jq and sed (or any other json and line processing tools) to format the (tab separated value) responses and reassemble the output … 2017. spaCy 2: Natural language understanding with Bloom embed- dings, convolutional neural networks and incremen- tal parsing …

Mother-tongue education, linguistic variation and language processing
M Marcilese, M Augusto, D Molina, R Armando – Ilha do Desterro, 2019 – SciELO Brasil
… 1986) proposes the concepts of I-Language, core grammar and marked periphery (or peripheral grammar) to analyze the internal linguistic knowledge of a speaker of a given natural language … 2012 ) also provide evidence consistent with the idea that sentence processing is, in …

Anomaly detection in processing of complex syntax by early L2 learners
A Stepanov, S Andreetta, P Stateva… – Second Language …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
This study investigates the processing of long-distance syntactic dependencies by native speakers of Slovenian (L1) who are advanced learners of Italian as a second language (L2), compared with mon…

What’s Wrong with Hebrew NLP? And How to Make it Right
R Tsarfaty, A Seker, S Sadde, S Klein – arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.05453, 2019 – arxiv.org
… You can use jq and sed (or any other json and line processing tools) to format the (tab separated value) responses and reassemble the output … 2017. spaCy 2: Natural language understanding with Bloom embed- dings, convolutional neural networks and incremen- tal parsing …

Phonological versus semantic prediction in focus and repair constructions: No evidence for differential predictions
H Karimi, T Brothers, F Ferreira – Cognitive psychology, 2019 – Elsevier
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Semantic Entropy in Language Comprehension
NJ Venhuizen, MW Crocker, H Brouwer – Entropy, 2019 – mdpi.com
… Keywords: natural language; entropy; neural networks. 1. Introduction. Language is processed on a more or less word-by-word basis, and certain words induce more processing effort (as reflected in higher reading times; RTs) than others …

Investigating vulnerabilities in grammatical processing of bilinguals: Insights from Basque-Spanish adults and children
M Pourquié, H Lacroix… – Linguistic Approaches to …, 2019 – jbe-platform.com
… and colleagues study are very informative, they do not assess sentence processing in the … one-word level (eg, sentence production and comprehension) and, ideally, in natural language learning contexts … Participants’ responses were saved in an XML file – for later scoring with a …

Eye-tracking evidence for active gap-filling regardless of dependency length
WY Chow, Y Zhou – Quarterly Journal of Experimental …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Previous work on real-time sentence processing has established that comprehenders build and interpret filler-gap dependencies without waiting for unambiguous evidence about the actual location of t…

Minding the gap?: Mechanisms underlying resumption in English
DA Chacón – Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2019 – glossa-journal.org

A New Statistical and Verbal-Semantic Approach to Pattern Extraction in Text Mining Applications
DG Vasques, S Rezende – CLEI ELECTRONIC JOURNAL, 2019 – researchgate.net
… Thus, in order to obtain a richer representation of texts written in natural language that can be processed by computer systems, some methods for … we find in the literature the semantic networks of Sowa [46] and also in the Resource Description Framework (RDF), whose model …

Automated Directive Extraction from Policy Texts.
K Branting, J Finegan, D Shin, S Petersen… – AIAS …, 2019 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… Figure 2: The directive sentence processing pipeline … Tika outputs the PDF extraction as plain text whereas Grobid outputs the footnotes embedded in XML … Allennlp: A deep semantic natural language processing platform. CoRR, abs/1803.07640, 2018 …

Attachment and concord of temporal adverbs: evidence from eye movements
N Biondo, F Vespignani, B Dillon – Frontiers in Psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… This intuition lies at the heart of cue-based parsing models, which hypothesize that incremental sentence processing relies on a fast, associative, cue-based retrieval mechanism to reactivate linguistic encodings in memory when those encodings are necessary to parse or …

Context, content, and the occasional costs of implicature computation
R Singh – Frontiers in Psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… However, one could just as well begin by trying to parse with exh and revising only if necessary. This consideration is perhaps even stronger under the assumption that the human sentence processing mechanism uses a parallel processor …

Error-driven Retrieval in Agreement Attraction rarely leads to Misinterpretation
Z Schlueter, D Parker, E Lau – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Sentence processing frequently requires comprehenders to establish dependencies between items that are not directly adjacent to each other, which means that retrieving items from memory is central to language comprehension …

English Focus Perception by Mandarin Listeners
R Wayland, C Guerra, S Chen, Y Zhu – Languages, 2019 – mdpi.com
This study compared how well native Mandarin and native English speakers can perceive prosodically marked focus in English echo questions. Twenty-five yes–no echo questions were produced with a sentence focus, a verb focus, and an object focus. After hearing each sentence …

The Conceptualization of English Phrasal Verbs by Greek Primary School Learners: An Empirical Cognitive Approach
E Tsaroucha – Languages, 2019 – mdpi.com
… Both of them were off-line tasks. In task 1, participants were distributed blind closed-type questionnaires. Task 2 was a sentence-processing picture-matching task … Task 2. Task 2 was an off-line sentence-processing picture-matching task which was based on image schemas …

Functional Linking Between Negative and Positive ERPs for Syntactic Processing in Japanese: Mutual Enhancement, Syntactic Prediction, and Working Memory …
S Tokimoto, Y Miyaoka, N Tokimoto – Frontiers in Psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… finite-state grammar. This phenomenon is thus important for studying the computational aspects of natural language, and it has been intensively discussed in theories of syntax and sentence processing. The island phenomenon …

From Interlanguage grammar to target grammar in L2 processing of definiteness as uniqueness
H Ahn – Second Language Research, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
This study investigated the processing of English articles by second language (L2) speakers whose first language (L1) is Korean. Previous studies in L2 English article use had some issues unresolve…

Neural evidence for Bayesian trial-by-trial adaptation on the N400 during semantic priming
N Delaney-Busch, E Morgan, E Lau, GR Kuperberg – Cognition, 2019 – Elsevier
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Explainable deep learning based medical diagnostic system
Q Xue, MC Chuah – Smart Health, 2019 – Elsevier
… 2.1. Biomedical & clinical NLP. Natural Language Processing ( N L P ) is a research field dedicated to enable computers with the right knowledge for understanding natural language text, which can facilitate the interaction between humans and computers …

Processing sentences with multiple negations: grammatical structures that are perceived as unacceptable
I de Dios Flores – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… during the incremental interpretation of language. In this quest, the focus has been placed on studying the sensitivity that language users exhibit to grammatical contrasts during sentence processing. This sensitivity appears to be …

Changing comprehenders’ pronoun interpretations: immediate and cumulative priming at the discourse level in L2 and native speakers of English
C Contemori – Second Language Research, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Existing research on second language (L2) pronoun resolution has not yet looked at immediate and cumulative priming effects. By using a sentence comprehension task, the present study aims at primin…

Acquisition and processing of an artificial mini-language combining semantic and syntactic elements
F Al Roumi, D Dotan, T Yang, L Wang, S Dehaene – Cognition, 2019 – Elsevier
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Concurrent learning of adjacent and nonadjacent dependencies in visuo-spatial and visuo-verbal sequences
JA Deocampo, TZ King, CM Conway – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… consist of highly related and intertwined stimuli in the same sequence, such as in spoken and written natural language … chosen because previous research has suggested that making predictions about upcoming linguistic units during spoken sentence processing is associated …

Seeing events vs. entities: The processing advantage of Pseudo Relatives over Relative Clauses
C Pozniak, B Hemforth, Y Haendler, A Santi… – Journal of Memory and …, 2019 – Elsevier
… computation. There is, however, one domain of research in sentence processing where universality was famously called into question: relative clause (RC) attachment (Cuetos & Mitchell, 1988, and much related literature). Cuetos …

Contributions of the Left and the Right Hemispheres on Language-Induced Grip Force Modulation of the Left Hand in Unimanual Tasks
RL da Silva, FF Santos, IMG Mendes, FA Caromano… – Medicina, 2019 – mdpi.com
Background and Objectives: Language-induced grip force modulation (LGFM) can be used to better understand the link between language and motor functions as an expression of embodied language. However, the contribution of each brain hemisphere to LGFM is still unclear …

Grammatical aspect and L2 learners’ online processing of temporarily ambiguous sentences in English: A self-paced reading study with German, Dutch and French L2 …
L Roberts, SA Liszka – Second Language Research, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
The results of a self-paced reading study with advanced German, Dutch and French second language (L2) learners of English showed that their online comprehension of early closure (EC) sentences whic…

Estimating Predictive Rate–Distortion Curves via Neural Variational Inference
M Hahn, R Futrell – Entropy, 2019 – mdpi.com
… As an application, we provide bounds on the Predictive Rate–Distortion of natural language, improving on bounds provided by clustering sequences … Keywords: Predictive Rate–Distortion; natural language; information bottleneck; neural variational inference. 1. Introduction …

Authorship verification using a graph knowledge discovery approach
E Castillo, O Cervantes… – Journal of Intelligent & …, 2019 – content.iospress.com
… [11]. Chernova D. , Chernigovskaya TV , Syntactic ambiguity resolution in sentence processing: New evidence from a morphologically rich language, European … Kapetanios E. , Tatar D. , Sacarea C. , Natural Language Processing: Semantic Aspects, Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2013 …

Idioms in the World: A Focus on Processing
ES Kulkova, MH Fischer – Frontiers in Psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Reilly, M., Howerton, O., and Desai, RH (2019). Time-course of motor involvement in literal and metaphoric action sentence processing: A TMS study. Front. Psychol. 10:371. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00371 …

Sensing tree automata as a model of syntactic dependencies
T Graf, AD Santo – Proceedings of the 16th Meeting on the Mathematics …, 2019 – par.nsf.gov
… The subregular program seeks to identify for- mal machinery that provides a tighter characteri- zation of natural language than the familiar classes of … natural match for top-down pars- ing, which has been argued to play a central role in human sentence processing (Stabler, 2013 …

A dynamic network analysis of emergent grammar
P Ibbotson, V Salnikov, R Walker – First Language, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
For languages to survive as complex cultural systems, they need to be learnable. According to traditional approaches, learning is made possible by constraining the degrees of freedom in advance of …

Search and Analytics Using Semantic Annotations
D Gupta – 2019 – scidok.sulb.uni-saarland.de
… Using text alone, it is often difficult to satisfy the user’s information need. To discern the user’s intent behind queries, we turn to semantic annotations (eg, named entities and temporal expressions) that natural language processing tools can now deliver with great accuracy …

The role of animacy and structural information in relative clause attachment: Evidence from Chinese
N Kwon, D Ong, H Chen, A Zhang – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
We report one production and one comprehension experiment investigating the effect of animacy in relative clause attachment in Chinese. Experiment 1 involved a fill-in-the-blank task that manipulated the order of an animate noun phrase in a complex NP construction. The results …

Repair or accommodation? Split antecedent ellipsis and the limits of repair
L Frazier, J Duff – Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2019 – glossa-journal.org

Asymmetries between direct and indirect scalar implicatures in second language acquisition
S Feng, J Cho – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… et al., 2012). By employing event-related potentials (ERP) techniques, a large number of studies have investigated the integration of semantic interpretation and pragmatic inference of sentence processing. Noveck and Posada …

It depends: Optionality in the production of filler-gap dependencies
J Fadlon, AM Morgan, A Meltzer-Asscher… – Journal of Memory and …, 2019 – Elsevier
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Handling sign language data: the impact of modality
J Quer, M Steinbach – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… 2004). This means that most deaf babies (the remaining 90–95% of deaf children at birth) are not surrounded by a natural language in the visual-gestural modality, which is fully accessible to them, but rather by spoken language …

Language learning in the adult brain: A neuroanatomical meta-analysis of lexical and grammatical learning
KM Tagarelli, KF Shattuck, PE Turkeltaub, MT Ullman – NeuroImage, 2019 – Elsevier

Explicitly slow, implicitly fast, or the other way around? Brain mechanisms for word acquisition
Y Shtyrov, A Kirsanov, O Shcherbakova – Frontiers in human …, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Furthermore, in the natural language acquisition scenario (other than classroom settings), word acquisition, whether in the first or second language, is unlikely to occur exclusively through only one or the other strategy … Towards a neural basis of auditory sentence processing …

Input Complexity Affects Long-Term Retention of Statistically Learned Regularities in Adult Artificial Language Learning
E Jost, K Brill-Scheutz, K Morgan-Short… – Frontiers in Human …, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Third, the statistical structure underlying the training items was not very complex in either study, again somewhat undermining the claim that the kinds of relationships learned between items in a sequence are characteristic of those in natural language …

Continuous-Time Deconvolutional Regression for Psycholinguistic Modeling
C Shain, W Schuler – 2019 – psyarxiv.com
… are unable to account for this phenomenon due to strong temporal independence assumptions, while exist- ing deconvolutional methods for estimating diffuse temporal structure model time discretely and therefore cannot be directly applied to natural language stimuli where …

The impact of transitional movements and non-manual markings on the disambiguation of locally ambiguous argument structures in Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS)
J Krebs, RB Wilbur, PM Alday… – Language and …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Previous studies of Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS) word-order variations have demonstrated the human processing system’s tendency to interpret a sentence-initial (case-) ambiguous argument as the sub…

Mining a crowdsourced dictionary to understand consistency and preference in word meanings
BT Johns – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… lexical semantic behavior seems to be systematically related to the co-occurrence of words within the natural language environment … 2012; Lazaridou et al., 2017), prediction (Frank and Willems, 2017), decision (Bhatia and Stewart, 2018), and sentence processing (Johns and …

Linking hypothesis and number of response options modulate inferred scalar implicature rate
M Jasbi, B Waldon, J Degen – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
The past 15 years have seen increasing experimental investigations of core pragmatic questions in the ever more active and lively field of experimental pragmatics. Within experimental pragmatics, many of the core questions have relied on the operationalization of the theoretical …

Code-switching within the noun phrase: Evidence from three corpora
MC Parafita Couto, M Gullberg – International Journal of …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Aims and objectives/purpose/research questions:This study aims to improve our understanding of common switching patterns by examining determiner– noun–adjective complexes in code-switching (CS) in t…

Predicting MCI status from multimodal language data using cascaded classifiers
KC Fraser, K Lundholm Fors, M Eckerström… – Frontiers in aging …, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… The availability of automated tools for natural language processing, speech analysis, and eye-tracking make it possible to conduct detailed assessment of language production and reception, with minimal need for manual annotation …

A computational system based on ontologies to automate the mapping process of medical reports into structured databases
JT Oliva, HD Lee, N Spolaor, WSR Takaki… – Expert Systems with …, 2019 – Elsevier
… Keywords. Text mining. Natural language processing. Data mining. Software engineering. Ontologies. Medical reports … Approaches based on NER and UMLS was used in several biomedical applications with Natural Language Processing (NLP) and text mining. In Lee et al …

A comprehensive review of computational methods for automatic prediction of schizophrenia with insight into indigenous populations
R Ratana, H Sharifzadeh, J Krishnan, P Pang – Frontiers in psychiatry, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Finally, this paper will review the state-of-the-art methods based on machine learning approaches for automatic classification of psychosis and schizophrenia within a natural language processing (NLP) framework … Natural Language Processing …

Associations between focus constructions and levels of exhaustivity: An experimental investigation of Chinese
YY Hsu – PloS one, 2019 – journals.plos.org
… focus, or cleft-focus. The 18 critical trials (ie, six different iterations of each focus type) were formatted for Linger software [50], which allows time-sensitive observation of readers’ sentence processing. In this case, six practice …

When (not) to look for contrastive alternatives: the role of pitch accent type and additive particles
B Braun, Y Asano, N Dehé – Language and speech, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
This study investigates how pitch accent type and additive particles affect the activation of contrastive alternatives. In Experiment 1, German listeners heard declarative utterances (eg, The swi…

Domain-Specific Expectations in Music Segmentation
S Silva, C Dias, SL Castro – Brain sciences, 2019 – mdpi.com
… modified. Nevertheless, delexicalized versions contained the pitch-and-timing information listeners use for processing speech prosody, with pitch and timing value-ranges reflecting the ones that occur in natural language. In …

A pilot investigation of neuroimaging predictors for the benefits from pivotal response treatment for children with autism
JP Hegarty, GW Gengoux, KL Berquist… – Journal of psychiatric …, 2019 – Elsevier
… Center for Imaging. Appendix A. Supplementary data. The following is the Supplementary data to this article: Download : Download XML file (290B). Data Profile. Recommended articles Citing articles (0). References. Almli et al …

Compositional structure can emerge without generational transmission
L Raviv, A Meyer, S Lev-Ari – Cognition, 2019 – Elsevier
… Compositionality, ie, the systematic recombination of small units to express different meanings, is considered one of the hallmarks of natural language, which differentiate it from animal communication systems (Hockett, 1960) …

Language-Related Neurophysiological Deficits in Schizophrenia
S Hirano, KM Spencer, T Onitsuka… – Clinical EEG and …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder that affects all aspects of one’s life with several cognitive and social dysfunctions. However, there is still no objective and universal index for di…

Distinct neural processes for memorizing form and meaning within sentences
M Mascelloni, R Zamparelli, F Vespignani… – Frontiers in human …, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Meltzer et al., 2017). Other electrophysiological studies have used event-related potentials (ERP) to investigate the retention of verbal material either in working memory tasks or in sentence processing tasks. Studies using working …

The effect of focus prominence on phrasing
M Wagner, M McAuliffe – Journal of Phonetics, 2019 – Elsevier
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Bilingual Alignments
L Sanchez – Languages, 2019 – mdpi.com
The issue of how to distinguish bilingual syntactic representations from processing preferences or strategies is addressed by postulating the concept of permeable bilingual alignments as memory storage devices that include information from different language components. Supporting …

The acceptability judgment of Chinese pseudo-modifiers with and without a sentential context
T Gong, L Shuai, Y Wu – PloS one, 2019 – journals.plos.org
This paper investigates a particular type of non-canonical construction in Mandarin Chinese displaying an apparent semantics-syntax mismatch. We conducted an acceptability judgment experiment on native Mandarin speakers to evaluate whether such sequences could stand out …

Learning with the wave of the hand: Kinematic and TMS evidence of primary motor cortex role in category-specific encoding of word meaning
N Vukovic, Y Shtyrov – NeuroImage, 2019 – Elsevier
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Aspect and tense attrition in Russian-German bilingual speakers
O Dragoy, E Virfel, A Yurchenko… – International Journal …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Purpose:The impact of second language (L2) on first language (L1), known as L2 transfer, has been suggested as a fundamental driving force of L1 attrition. The goal of this study was to test the di…

Children and adults successfully comprehend subject-only sentences online
P Paul, J Ziegler, E Chalmers, J Snedeker – PloS one, 2019 – journals.plos.org
In many offline studies, children show selectively better comprehension of sentences with the focus particle only when it modifies the object argument (Jane only ate an apple) than they do when it modifies the subject argument (Only Jane ate an apple). Here we explore the nature …

Investigating the comprehension of negated sentences employing world knowledge: an event-related potential study
V Haase, M Spychalska, M Werning – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Despite its frequent use in natural language, the presence of a negative marker seems to elicit additional processing resources during sentence comprehension, resulting in increased reading and reaction times, decreased response accuracy and differential event-related …

Perception of word-level prominence in free word order language discourse
T Luchkina, JS Cole – Language and Speech, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
This study examines the contribution of constituent order, prosody, and information structure to the perception of word-level prominence in Russian, a free word order language. Prominence perceptio…

The interpretation of syntactically unconstrained anaphors in Turkish heritage speakers
M Gra?anin-Yuksek, S Lago, DF ?afak… – Second Language …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Previous work has shown that heritage grammars are often simplified compared to their monolingual counterparts, especially in domains in which the societally-dominant language makes fewer distincti…

Object attraction effects during subject-verb agreement in Persian
A Feiz, W Cowles – Quarterly Journal of Experimental …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Subject-verb agreement provides insight into how grammatical and semantic features interact during sentence production, and prior studies have found attraction errors when an intervening local noun…

Structural priming in production through ‘silence’: An investigation of verb phrase ellipsis and null complement anaphora
M Xiang, J Grove, J Merchant – Glossa: a journal of general …, 2019 – glossa-journal.org

Prosodic prominence and focus: Expectation affects interpretation in Samoan and English
S Calhoun, E Wollum… – Language and Speech, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
This paper looks at the perception of prosodic prominence and the interpretation of focus position in the unrelated languages, Samoan and English. In many languages, prosodic prominence is a key ma…

Interaction between two determiner systems: The acquisition of English articles by a Hebrew-speaking child
Y Kedar – First Language, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
This longitudinal case study followed a Hebrew-speaking child acquiring L2-English, focusing on her production of articles. Although the child had already developed significant aspects of the Hebre…

Syntactic and cognitive issues in investigating gendered coreference
L Ackerman – Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2019 – glossa-journal.org

How Grammar Introduces Asymmetry Into Cognitive Structures: Compositional Semantics, Metaphors, and Schematological Hybrids
D Gil, Y Shen – Frontiers in psychology, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… which subjects first applied the symmetric polyadic association operator, as per (2), and only then, shortly after, added asymmetric thematic-role assignment, in accordance with (5). This two-stage process echoes Friederici’s (2002) neural model of sentence processing, and, in …

Prefix Stripping Re-Re-Revisited: MEG Investigations of Morphological Decomposition and Recomposition
L Stockall, C Manouilidou, L Gwilliams… – Frontiers in …, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Whiting et al. (2014) attribute the effects they observe to “top–down feedback processes” (p. 259) analogous to garden-path effects observed in sentence processing, and not directly to morphological composition. Neophytou et al …

Effects of affective priming through music on the use of emotion words
RYL Tay, BC Ng – PloS one, 2019 – journals.plos.org
… We know affective priming through visual stimuli such as faces [37] and words [38] can affect language. The results from Carminati and Knoeferle’s [37] study demonstrated how priming with emotional expressions influences sentence processing of languages …

Minimalism and evolution
MC Corballis – Frontiers in Communication, 2019 – frontiersin.org
… Piai et al. (2016) add evidence from recording of hippocampal theta during sentence processing, and suggest that the hippocampus should be considered part of the language network, a conclusion endorsed by Covington and Duff (2016) …

Effect of modulating braille dot height on reading regressions
D Lei, NN Stepien-Bernabe, VS Morash, M MacKeben – Plos one, 2019 – journals.plos.org
It is well known that people who read print or braille sometimes make eye or finger movements against the reading direction. The way these regressions are elicited has been studied in detail by manipulating linguistic aspects of the reading material. Actually, it has been shown that …

Is un stylo sharper than une épée? Investigating the interaction of sound symbolism and grammatical gender in English and French speakers
DM Sidhu, PM Pexman, J Saint-Aubin – Plos one, 2019 – journals.plos.org
While the arbitrariness of language has long been considered one of its defining features, there is growing evidence that non-arbitrariness also plays an important role. Here we investigated two sources of non-arbitrariness: systematicity (via grammatical gender) and iconicity (via …

Vector-space models of semantic representation from a cognitive perspective: A discussion of common misconceptions
F Günther, L Rinaldi, M Marelli – … on Psychological Science, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Models that represent meaning as high-dimensional numerical vectors—such as latent semantic analysis (LSA), hyperspace analogue to language (HAL), bound encoding of the aggregate language environme…

Syntactic cues to the noun and verb distinction in Mandarin child-directed speech
W Ma, P Zhou, RM Golinkoff, J Lee… – First …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
The syntactic structure of sentences in which a new word appears may provide listeners with cues to that new word’s form class. In English, for example, a noun tends to follow a determiner (a/an/th…

BCCWJ-EyeTrack
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… 6 ???????? ????????article: factor????????????????BCCWJ ????? ????????BCCWJ ????? ID?????????????????? ????????????? metadata_orig: factor?? BCCWJ ????????? BCCWJ?XML?ancestor …

Mandarin Chinese modality exclusivity norms
IH Chen, Q Zhao, Y Long, Q Lu, CR Huang – PloS one, 2019 – journals.plos.org
Modality exclusivity norms have been developed in different languages for research on the relationship between perceptual and conceptual systems. This paper sets up the first modality exclusivity norms for Chinese, a Sino-Tibetan language with semantics as its orthographically …

Implicit learning of artificial grammatical structures after inferior frontal cortex lesions
T Jarret, A Stockert, SA Kotz, B Tillmann – PloS one, 2019 – journals.plos.org
… knowledge acquisition [27,28]. Neuroimaging studies have reported the involvement of the LIFG in artificial grammar learning [29,30] as well as the acquisition of natural language syntax in the laboratory [14]. For example, after …

Microvariation in multilingual situations: The importance of property-by-property acquisition
M Westergaard – Second Language Research, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
In this article, I argue that first language (L1), second language (L2) and third language (L3) acquisition are fundamentally the same process, based on learning by parsing. Both child and adult le…

Electrophysiological correlates of concept type shifts
N Bekemeier, D Brenner, A Klepp… – PLoS …, 2019 – journals.plos.org
A recent semantic theory of nominal concepts by Löbner [1] posits that–due to their inherent uniqueness and relationality properties–noun concepts can be classified into four concept types (CTs): sortal, individual, relational, functional. For sortal nouns the default determination is …

The Neural Correlates of Conflict Detection and Resolution During Multiword Lexical Selection: Evidence from Bilinguals and Monolinguals
MF Pulido, PE Dussias – Brain sciences, 2019 – mdpi.com
… Indeed, in natural language, the order of this process may be quite variable. For example, although a verb–noun sequence is a highly common order, other structures containing the same lexical combination reverse this order to noun-verb …

Basic Design of the architecture and methodologies (second round)
G Rigau, B Magnini, E Agirre – academia.edu
… Chunker-parser: development of a treebank (almost finished). • Integration using XML: almost finished for the tokenizer, lemmatizer and POS tagger. 3.4.2 Catalan … 3.4.4 English • XML input/output added to RASP system. • Multiword recognizer: data extracted and integrated …

Effects of surprisal and entropy on vowel duration in Japanese
JA Shaw, S Kawahara – Language and speech, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Research on English and other languages has shown that syllables and words that contain more information tend to be produced with longer duration. This research is evolving into a general thesis th…

An overview of Digital Lexicography and directions for its future: An interview with Gilles-Maurice de Schryver
GM De Schryver, R Chishman, B Da Silva – 2019 – repository.up.ac.za
… Three research disciplines have caught my interest: lexicography, corpus linguistics, and natural language processing. Something about each now, in reverse order … 669 any of the many digital formats (HTML, XML, TMX, ODBC, …) one would be mistaken to view the …

Passivization and the Cognitive Complexity Principle in WEs: The case of finite and non-finite complementation clauses
N Abdou – uni-bamberg.de
Page 1. Passivization and the Cognitive Complexity Principle in WEs: The case of finite and non-finite complementation clauses Noura Abdou (Regensburg University, Germany) Rohdenburg (1996:149) investigates the role …

Can gapping be embedded? Experimental evidence from Spanish
G Bîlbîie, I de la Fuente – Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2019 – glossa-journal.org

Towards a distributed connectionist account of cognates and interlingual homographs: Evidence from semantic relatedness tasks
ED Poort, JM Rodd – PeerJ, 2019 – peerj.com
… accessed, as can be the case in a lexical decision task. In this way, a semantic relatedness task is also more similar to natural language processing than a lexical decision task. In particular, although the task may still be artificial in …

A Bayesian Account of Memory for Text
M Andrews – 2019 – psyarxiv.com
… Background knowledge is knowledge of statistical patterns that represent the discourse topics that characterize natural language … We acquire knowledge of these patterns via Bayesian learning from the statistics of natural language …

Re-engineering and Performance Enhancement of MT System and MT Related Applications
P Gupta – 2019 – web2py.iiit.ac.in
… I would like to thank my sisters-Neeti didi, Kirti didi and Priya for their love and support during this venture. v Page 6. Abstract Natural Language Processing deals with the techniques and processes which help computers inter- pret and process the human languages …

How the input shapes the acquisition of verb morphology: Elicited production and computational modelling in two highly inflected languages
F Engelmann, S Granlund, J Kolak, M Szreder… – Cognitive …, 2019 – Elsevier
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Proceedings of Eurocogsci 03: The European Cognitive Science Conference 2003
F Schmalhofer, RM Young, G Katz, K Graham – 2019 – books.google.com
… with Multiple Solution Methods Fosters Understanding Cornelia S. Große & Alexander Renkl Input Driven Constraints on Plurals in English Noun-Noun Compounds Jenny Hayes, Victoria Murphy, Neil Davey & Pamela Smith Semantic Illusion in Sentence Processing: A Right …

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