Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes

Computational Psycholinguistics

Vorlesung mit Übung: Computerlinguistik, M.Sc.

Vorlesung mit Übung:
Leitung: Crocker
Ort: Geb. C7.1 Room U.15 (& CIP Pool)
Zeit: Mo & We 14 - 16 Uhr
Beginn: 19 October 2009
Geeignet für: M.Sc.

Übung:
Leitung: Crocker
Ort: Geb. C7.2 CIP-Raum
Zeit: Mi 14 - 16 Uhr
Beginn: wird noch bekannt gegeben

This course will discuss current computational models of human language processing. We will consider both how computational linguistics can inform the development of psycholinguistic theories, and also how computational models can account for and explain (experimentally) observed human language processing behaviour. The course will begin with an introduction to psycholinguistic research, summarising both the key observations about human language understanding, and also presenting central theoretical debates including issues such as modularity, incrementality, and the psychological status of linguistic principles and representations. We will then consider a number of computational models of lexical and sentence level processing and language acquisition. The models covered exploit symbolic, probabilistic, connectionist, and also hybrid computational mechanisms.

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Literatur
Richard P. Cooper. Modelling High-Level Cognitive Processes. Lawrence Earlbaum, Mahwah, NL, 2002.

Matthew Crocker. Mechanisms for Sentence Processing. In: Garrod & Pickering (eds), Language Processing, Psychology Press, London, UK, 1999.

additional literature announced in lecture

Bemerkungen/Voraussetzungen
Lectures and readings will be in English.

Scheine
Exam at the end of the semester.

Stellung im Studienplan
M.Sc. Program: Core Course, obligatory for specialization Computational Psycholinguistics.
Standard time slot 1st semester. Area: CP.

Leistungspunkte
6 CP