Language Evolution and Computation Bibliography

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K. R. Coventry
Grounding language into perception: A connectionist model of spatial terms and vague quantifiersPDF
Modelling Language, Cognition and Action: Proceedings of the 9th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, 2005
This paper presents a new connectionist model of spatial language based on real psycholinguistic data. It puts together various constraints on object knowledge (“what”) and on object localisation (“where”) in order to influence the comprehension of a range of ...
Proceedings of Spatial Cognition Conference 2004, 2005
There is much empirical evidence showing that factors other than the relative positions of objects in Euclidean space are important in the comprehension of a wide range of spatial prepositions in English and other languages. We first the overview the functional ...
On the foundations of perceptual symbol systems: Specifying embodied representations via connectionismPDF
The Logic of Cognitive Systems. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, pages 147-152, 2003
Abstract Embodied theories of cognition propose that symbol systems are analogue (eg Barsalou, 1999; Glenberg, 1997), as opposed to the classicist view that they are amodal eg Newell and Simon (1976), Fodor (1998). The fundamental problem of symbol grounding ( ...
Putting Geometry and Function Together - Towards a Psychologically-Plausible Computational Model for Spatial Language Comprehension
Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2002