What a Rational Parser Would Do

Cognitive Science 35 (3):399-443 (2011)
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This article examines cognitive process models of human sentence comprehension based on the idea of informed search. These models are rational in the sense that they strive to find a good syntactic analysis quickly. Informed search derives a new account of garden pathing that handles traditional counterexamples. It supports a symbolic explanation for local coherence as well as an algorithmic account of entropy reduction. The models are expressed in a broad framework for theories of human sentence comprehension
Keywords Heuristic  Entropy reduction  Comprehension  Syntax  Rationality  Sentence processing
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DOI 10.1111/j.1551-6709.2010.01145.x
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