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dc.contributor.advisorPhillips, Colinen_US
dc.contributor.advisorResnik, Philipen_US
dc.contributor.authorEttinger, Allysonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-07T05:42:16Z
dc.date.available2018-09-07T05:42:16Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2S756P4G
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/21162
dc.description.abstractPotential to bridge research on language in humans and machines is substantial - as linguists and cognitive scientists apply scientific theory and methods to understand how language is processed and represented by humans, computer scientists apply computational methods to determine how to process and represent language in machines. The present work integrates approaches from each of these domains in order to tackle an issue of relevance for both: the nature of the relationship between low-level lexical processes and syntactically-driven interpretation processes. In the first part of the dissertation, this distinction between lexical and syntactic processes focuses on understanding asyntactic lexical effects in online sentence comprehension in humans, and the relationship of those effects to syntactically-driven interpretation processes. I draw on computational methods for simulating these lexical effects and their relationship to interpretation processes. In the latter part of the dissertation, the lexical/syntactic distinction is focused on the application of semantic composition to complex lexical content, for derivation of sentence meaning. For this work I draw on methodology from cognitive neuroscience and linguistics to analyze the capacity of natural language processing systems to do vector-based sentence composition, in order to improve the capacities of models to compose and represent sentence meaning.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleRelating lexical and syntactic processes in language: Bridging research in humans and machinesen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLinguisticsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledComputer scienceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledNeurosciencesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCognitive neuroscience of languageen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledComputational linguisticsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNatural language processingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPsycholinguisticsen_US


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