C3: Rational Encoding and Decoding of Referring Expressions
Project C3 investigates information-theoretic explanations of the encoding choices and comprehension difficulty in complex constructions. We focus on visually situated comprehension of referring expressions, which allow us to examine key information-theoretic aspects of syntactic encoding in order to evaluate the predictions of both bounded (e.g., UID) and pragmatic (e.g., RSA) accounts of rational communication. We will test these predictions using empirical methods as well a neurocomputional modeling.
Multimodal Surprisal in the N400 and the Index of Cognitive Activity Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 40th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting, 40th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 2018.
Referential Entropy influences Overspecification: Evidence from Production Inproceedings
31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, UC Davis, Davis CA, USA, 2018.
Referential entropy influences the production of overspecifications Inproceedings
10th Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science, Communication, Pragmatics, and Theory of Mind (DuCog), University of Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2018.
Fast and Easy: Approximating uniform information density in language production Inproceedings
39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Austin, Texas, USA, 2017.
Information density of encodings: The role of syntactic variation in comprehension Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society(CogSci 2017), pp. 3168-3173, 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Austin, Texas, USA, 2017.
Specificity and entropy reduction in situated referential processing Inproceedings
Tourtouri, Elli; Delogu, Francesca; Crocker, Matthew (Ed.): 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Austin, Texas, USA, 2017.
Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society(CogSci 2017), pp. 2261-2266, 2017.
Overspecifications efficiently manage referential entropy in situated communication Inproceedings
Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2017.
Overspecification and uniform reduction of visual entropy facilitate referential processing Inproceedings
XPrag2017, Cologne, Germany Cologne, Germany, 2017.
The interplay of specificity and referential entropy reduction in situated communication Inproceedings
10th Annual Embodied and Situated Language (ESLP) Conference, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, 2017.
Connectionist semantic systematicity in language production Inproceedings
Cognitive Society 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Austin, Texas, USA, 2016.
ERP Indices of situated reference in visual contexts Inproceedings
37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Austin, Texas, USA, 2015.
ERP indices of referential informativity in visual contexts Inproceedings
Paper presented at the 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of South California, Los Angeles, USA, 2015.