Paper: Modeling Sentence Processing In Act-R

ACL ID W04-0313
Title Modeling Sentence Processing In Act-R
Venue Workshop On Incremental Parsing: Bringing Engineering And Cognition Together
Year 2004

We present a series of simulations of behavioral data by casting a simple parsing model in the cognitive architecture ACT-R. We show that constraints de- fined in ACT-R, specifically those relating to acti- vation, can account for a range of facts about hu- man sentence processing. In doing so, we argue that resource limitation in working memory is bet- ter defined as an artefact of very general and in- dependently motivated principles of cognitive pro- cessing.