Towards a computational psycholinguistics of reference production

Kees van Deemter, Albert Gatt, Roger van Gompel, Emiel Krahmer

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Abstract

This article introduces the topic “Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the Gap between Computational and Empirical Approaches to Reference” of the journal Topics in Cognitive Science. We argue that computational and psycholinguistic approaches to reference production can benefit from closer interaction, and that this is likely to result in the construction of algorithms that differ markedly from the ones currently known in the computational literature. We focus particularly on determinism, the feature of existing algorithms that is perhaps most clearly at odds with psycholinguistic results, discussing how future algorithms might include non-determinism, and how new psycholinguistic experiments could inform the development of such algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-183
Number of pages18
JournalTopics in Cognitive Science
Volume4
Issue number2
Early online date2 Mar 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2012

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Towards a computational psycholinguistics of reference production. / van Deemter, Kees; Gatt, Albert; van Gompel, Roger; Krahmer, Emiel.

In: Topics in Cognitive Science, Vol. 4, No. 2, 12.04.2012, p. 166-183.

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van Deemter, Kees ; Gatt, Albert ; van Gompel, Roger ; Krahmer, Emiel. / Towards a computational psycholinguistics of reference production. In: Topics in Cognitive Science. 2012 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 166-183.
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