Paper: The Influence of Discourse on Syntax: A Psycholinguistic Model of Sentence Processing

ACL ID P10-1120
Title The Influence of Discourse on Syntax: A Psycholinguistic Model of Sentence Processing
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

Probabilistic models of sentence com- prehension are increasingly relevant to questions concerning human language processing. However, such models are of- ten limited to syntactic factors. This paper introduces a novel sentence processing model that consists of a parser augmented with a probabilistic logic-based model of coreference resolution, which allows us to simulate how context interacts with syntax in a reading task. Our simulations show that a Weakly Interactive cognitive architecture can explain data which had been provided as evidence for the Strongly Interactive hypothesis.