PP-2008-49: Comprehension of Simple Quantifiers. Empirical Evaluation of a Computational Model

PP-2008-49: Szymanik, Jakub and Zajenkowski, Marcin (2008) Comprehension of Simple Quantifiers. Empirical Evaluation of a Computational Model. [Report]

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Abstract

We compare time needed for understanding different types of quantifiers. In the first study, we show that the distinction between quantifiers recognized by finite-automata and push-down automata is psychologically relevant. In the second study, we compare comprehension of push-down quantifiers in universes with randomly placed objects and those where objects were ordered in some specific way simplifying (with respect to memory resources) computational task. The reaction time in the second case is significantly shorter than in the first case.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2008-49
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: language comprehension; computational semantics of natural language; finite- and push-down automata; generalized quantifiers; working memory
Subjects: Language
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/323

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