MIT Computational Psycholinguistics Laboratory


Publications
Tuesday February 19th 2013, 10:06 pm
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In press/Forthcoming

Thomas Wasow, Roger Levy, Robin Melnick, Hanzhi Zhu and Tom Juzek. Forthcoming. Processing, Prosody, and Optional to. [PDF|BibTeX]

2014

Gabriel Doyle. Mapping dialectal variation by querying social media. Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL).

Bożena Pająk and Roger Levy. 2014. The role of abstraction in non-native speech perception.  Journal of Phonetics 46:147–160. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Leon Bergen, Roger Levy and Noah Goodman. 2014. Pragmatic Reasoning through Semantic Inference. Manuscript of 8 June 2014, Stanford University and UC San Diego. [BibTeX]

Gabriel Doyle, Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2014. Nonparametric Learning of Phonological Constraints in Optimality Theory.  Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. [PDF|BibTeX]

Elizabeth R. Schotter, Klinton Bicknell, Ian Howard, Roger Levy and Keith Rayner. 2014. Task effects reveal cognitive flexibility responding to frequency and predictability: Evidence from eye movements in reading and proofreading.  Cognition 131(1):1–27. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Jose Costa Pereira, Emanuele Coviello, Gabriel Doyle, Nikhil Rasiwasia, Gert Lanckriet, Roger Levy and Nuno Vasconcelos. 2014. On the Role of Correlation and Abstraction in Cross-Modal Multimedia Retrieval.  IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 36(3):521–535. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Roger Levy. 2014. Using R formulae to test for main effects in the presence of higher-order interactions. arXiv:stat.ME/1405.2094v1. [PDF|BibTeX|arXiv]

2013

Roger Levy, Evelina Fedorenko, and Edward Gibson. 2013. The syntactic complexity of Russian relative clauses. Journal of Memory and Language 69(4):461-495. [PDF]

Bozena Pajak, Klinton Bicknell, and Roger Levy. 2013. A model of generalization in distributional learning of phonetic categories. To appear in Proceedings of the 4th Annual Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics. [PDF]

Klinton Bicknell, Emily Higgins, Roger Levy, and Keith Rayner. 2013. Evidence for cognitively controlled saccade targeting in reading. Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Justine Kao, Roger Levy and Noah D. Goodman. 2013. The Funny Thing About Incongruity: A Computational Model of Humor in Puns. Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Stephan Meylan, Michael C. Frank, and Roger Levy. 2013. Modeling the Development of Determiner Productivity in Children’s Early Speech. Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Gabriel Doyle and Roger Levy. 2013. Combining multiple information types in Bayesian word segmentation. Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics — Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT) conference. [PDF]

Nathaniel J. Smith and Roger Levy. 2013. The effect of word predictability on reading time is logarithmic. Cognition 128(3):302-319. [PDF]

Roger Levy and Edward Gibson. 2013. Surprisal, the PDC, and the primary locus of processing difficulty in relative clauses. Frontiers in Language Sciences 4:229. [PDF| DOI]

Dale J. Barr, Roger Levy, Christoph Scheepers, and Harry J. Tily. 2013. Random effects structure for confirmatory hypothesis testing: Keep it maximal. Journal of Memory and Language 68(3):255-278. [PDF]

Roger Levy and Frank Keller. 2013. Expectation and Locality Effects in German Verb-final Structures. Journal of Memory and Language 68(2):199-222. [PDF]

Roger Levy. 2013. Memory and surprisal in human sentence comprehension. Sentence Processing. Roger P. van Gompel, ed. pp. 78-114. Psychology Press. [PDF]

Mark Myslín, Shu-Hong Zhu, Wendy Chapman, and Mike Conway. 2013. Using Twitter to examine smoking behavior and perceptions of emerging tobacco products. Journal of Medical Internet Research [PDF] 15(8). e174.

2012

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2012. The utility of modeling word identification from visual input within models of eye movements in reading. Visual Cognition 20(4-5):422-456. [PDF]

Roger Levy, Evelina Fedorenko, Mara Breen, and Ted Gibson. 2012. The processing of extraposed structures in English. Cognition 12(1):12–36. [DOI|PDF]

Bożena Pająk and Roger Levy. 2012. Distributional learning of L2 phonological categories by listeners with different language backgrounds. Proceedings of the 36th Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 400-413. [PDF]

Leon Bergen, Noah D. Goodman, and Roger Levy. 2012. That’s what she (could have) said: How alternative utterances affect language use. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference. [PDF]

Leon Bergen, Roger Levy, and Edward Gibson. 2012. Verb omission errors: Evidence of rational processing of noisy language inputs. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference. [ PDF]

Bożena Pająk, Sarah C. Creel, and Roger Levy. 2012. Can native-language perceptual bias facilitate learning words in a new language? Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference. [PDF]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2012. Word predictability and frequency effects in a rational model of reading Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference. [PDF]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2012. Why long words take longer to read: the role of uncertainty about word length Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics. [PDF]

Victoria Fossum and Roger Levy. 2012. Sequential vs. Hierarchical Syntactic Models of Human Incremental Sentence Processing Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics. [PDF]

2011

Roger Levy and Hal Daumé III. Computational methods are invaluable for typology, but the models must match the questions: Commentary on Dunn et al. (2011). Linguistic Typology 15:393–399. [PDF]

Bożena Pająk and Roger Levy. 2011. Phonological generalization from distributional evidence. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference (oral presentation). [PDF]

Nathaniel J. Smith and Roger Levy. 2011. Cloze but no cigar: The complex relationship between cloze, corpus, and subjective probabilities in language processing. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference (oral presentation). [PDF]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2011. Why readers regress to previous words: A statistical analysis. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference (poster presentation). [PDF]

Roger Levy. 2011. Integrating surprisal and uncertain-input models in online sentence comprehension: formal techniques and empirical results. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. [PDF]

Y. Albert Park and Roger Levy. 2011. Automated Whole Sentence Grammar Correction Using a Noisy Channel Model. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. [PDF]

Randy West, Y. Albert Park and Roger Levy. 2011. Bilingual Random Walk Models for Automated Grammar Correction of ESL Author-Produced Text. Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications. [PDF]

Bozena Pajak and Roger Levy. 2011. How abstract are phonological representations? Evidence from distributional perceptual learning. To appear in Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. [PDF]

Hannah Rohde, Roger Levy, and Andrew Kehler. 2011. Anticipating Explanations in Relative Clause Processing. Cognition 118(3):339-358. [DOI | PDF]

Roger Levy. 2011. Probabilistic Linguistic Expectations, Uncertain Input, and Implications for Eye Movements in Reading. Studies of Psychology and Behavior 9(1):52–63. [PDF]

2010

Emily Morgan, Frank Keller, and Mark Steedman. A Bottom-up Parsing Model of Local Coherence Effects. In Proceedings CogSci 2010. [PDF]

Nikhil Rasiwasia, Jose Costa Pereira, Emanuele Coviello, Gabriel Doyle, Gert R. G. Lanckriet, Roger Levy, and Nuno Vasconcelos. A new approach to cross-modal multimedia retrieval. In ACM Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Multimedia. [PDF]

Rebecca Colavin, Roger Levy, and Sharon Rose. 2010. Modeling OCP-Place in Amharic with the Maximum Entropy phonotactic learner. Proceedings of the 46th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. [PDF]

Nathaniel J. Smith, Wen-Hsuan Chan, and Roger Levy. 2010. Is perceptual acuity asymmetric in isolated word recognition? Evidence from an ideal-observer reverse-engineering approach. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Nathaniel J. Smith and Roger Levy. 2010. Fixation durations in first-pass reading reflect uncertainty about word identity. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2010. Rational eye movements in reading combining uncertainty about previous words with contextual probability. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2010. A Rational Model of Eye Movement Control in Reading. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. [PDF]

Klinton Bicknell, Jeffrey L. Elman, Mary Hare, Ken McRae, and Marta Kutas. 2010. Effects of event knowledge in processing verbal arguments. Journal of Memory and Language, 63, 489–505. [DOI]

Klinton Bicknell, Roger Levy, and Vera Demberg. 2010. Correcting the incorrect: Local coherence effects modeled with prior belief update. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS). [PDF]

2009

Roger Levy, Klinton Bicknell, Tim Slattery, and Keith Rayner. 2009. Eye movement evidence that readers maintain and act on uncertainty about past linguistic input. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [Abstract and link to PDF]

Klinton Bicknell and Hannah Rohde. Dynamic integration of pragmatic expectations and real-world event knowledge in syntactic ambiguity resolution. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. A model of local coherence effects in human sentence processing as consequences of updates from bottom-up prior to posterior beliefs. In Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics — Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT) conference. [PDF]

Gabriel Doyle and Charles Elkan. Accounting for burstiness in topic models. In Proceeedings of the 26th International Conference on Machine Learning. [PDF]

Y. Albert Park and Roger Levy. Minimal-length linearizations for mildly context-sensitive dependency trees. To appear in Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics — Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT) conference.

Roger Levy, Florencia Reali, and Thomas Griffiths. 2009. Modeling the effects of memory on human online sentence processing with particle filters. In Proceedings of NIPS. [Pre-proceedings PDF]

2008

Roger Levy. 2008. A noisy-channel model of rational human sentence comprehension under uncertain input. In Proceedings of EMNLP. [PDF]

Gabriel Doyle and Roger Levy. 2008. Environment Prototypicality in Syntactic Alternation. To appear in Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. [PDF]

Klinton Bicknell, Jeffrey L. Elman, Mary Hare, Ken McRae, and Marta Kutas. Online expectations for verbal arguments conditional on event knowledge. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Nathaniel Smith and Roger Levy. 2008. Optimal Processing Times in Reading: a Formal Model and Empirical Investigation. To appear in Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (oral presentation). [PDF]

Roger Levy. 2008. Expectation-based syntactic comprehension. Cognition 106(3):1126-1177. [PDF]

2007

Roger Levy and T. Florian Jaeger. 2007. Speakers optimize information density through syntactic reduction. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. [paper|appendix 1|appendix 2]

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