A4: Language Comprehension and Cognitive Control Demands: Adapting Information Density to Changing Situations and Individual Users
Project A4 investigates the hypothesis that the channel capacity of comprehenders – and thus their behaviour in response to high information density utterances – may be modulated by other immediate cognitive demands (such as driving), as well as individual differences. This will be accomplished by contrasting the comprehension of high and low density utterances in single and dual-task settings, as well as with different populations (older and younger adults). Experimental findings will further contribute to the development of a language generation model that adapts linguistic encodings appropriately based on both the immediate setting and cognitive capacity of the listener.
Proceedings of EACL 2017, Valencia, 2017.
Proc. of the 10th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG), pp. 149–153, Association for Computational Linguistics, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2017.
Proc. Interspeech 2017, pp. 3757–3761, 2017.
Age-differences in recovery from prediction error: Evidence from a simulated driving and combined sentence verification task. Inproceedings
39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2017.
Referential overspecification in response to the listener's cognitive load Inproceedings
International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Tarttu, Estonia, 2017.
Calzolari, Nicoletta ; Matsumoto, Yuji ; Prasad, Rashmi (Ed.): COLING 2016, 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference: Technical Papers, pp. 1524–1534, ACL, Osaka, 2016, ISBN: 978-4-87974-702-0.
Proceedings of the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, pp. 546–551, Association for Computational Linguistics, San Diego, California, 2016.
Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (844), 2016, ISSN: 1664-1078.
Talk presented at Formal and Experimental Pragmatics: Methodological Issues of a Nascent Liaison (MXPRAG), Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, June 2015, Berlin, 2015.
Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Perspectives (DETEC) (poster), University of Alberta, Edmonton, June 2015, 2015.
Workshop on Individual differences in language processing across the adult life span, 2015.
Proc. of the 1st International Workshop on Data-to-Text Generation, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2015.
Association for Computational Linguistics Brighton, 2015.