Introduction to linguistic computation and complexity theory - a.y. 2021/22
How can we describe explicitly the computation needed for linguistic processing?
In this course, I will introduce this question by familiarizing with an appropriate formal background. On the one hand, we will see how linguistic intuitions can be formalized precisely in a way that is compatible with their efficient implementation in computer programs (Natural Language Processing, NLP, applications); on the other, we will evaluate the cognitive plausibility of these computational models focusing on processing incrementality and on the revealed difficulty related to specific linguistic constructions.
December 13th, 2021, 10:00-13:00
December 14th, 2021, 10:00-13:00
December 15th, 2021, 10:00-14:00
- Chesi C. (2015) On directionality of phrase structure building. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 44(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10936-014-9330-6
- Chesi, C., & Canal, P. (2019). Person features and lexical restrictions in Italian clefts. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2105. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02105Lewis, R. L., & Vasishth, S. (2005). An activation‐based model of sentence processing as skilled memory retrieval. Cognitive science, 29(3), 375-419.
- Van Dyke, J. A., & McElree, B. (2006) Retrieval interference in sentence comprehension. Journal of Memory and Language, 55(2), 157-166.
The evaluation will be based on an oral exam (generals).
Professore Associato di Linguistica
Ciclo : XXXVII
Tipologia corso : Tipo a
Periodo: Semestre I
Anno accademico: 2021-2022
Luogo : Iuss, aula 1-16
Durata : 10 ore