PP-2009-20: Understanding Quantifiers in Language

PP-2009-20: Szymanik, Jakub and Zajenkowski, Marcin (2009) Understanding Quantifiers in Language. [Report]

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We investigate the comprehension of simple quantifiers in natural
language as described in a computational model posited by many
linguists and logicians. In particular, we compare time needed for
understanding different types of quantifiers. We show that the
computational distinction between quantifiers recognized by
finite-automata and push-down automata is psychologically
relevant. Our research improves upon hypothesis and explanatory power
of recent neuroimaging studies as well as provides evidence for the
claim that human linguistic abilities are constrained by computational

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2009-20
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: language comprehension; generalized quantifiers; finite- and push-down automata; computational semantics of natural language
Subjects: Language
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/350

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