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    From Exemplar to Grammar: A Probabilistic Analogy‐Based Model of Language Learning.Rens Bod - 2009 - Cognitive Science 33 (5):752-793.
    While rules and exemplars are usually viewed as opposites, this paper argues that they form end points of the same distribution. By representing both rules and exemplars as (partial) trees, we can take into account the fluid middle ground between the two extremes. This insight is the starting point for a new theory of language learning that is based on the following idea: If a language learner does not know which phrase‐structure trees should be assigned to initial sentences, s/he allows (...)
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    The Flow of Cognitive Goods: A Historiographical Framework for the Study of Epistemic Transfer.Rens Bod, Jeroen van Dongen, Sjang L. Ten Hagen, Bart Karstens & Emma Mojet - 2019 - Isis 110 (3):483-496.
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    Towards a general model of applying science.Rens Bod - 2006 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 20 (1):5 – 25.
    How is scientific knowledge used, adapted, and extended in deriving phenomena and real-world systems? This paper aims at developing a general account of 'applying science' within the exemplar-based framework of Data-Oriented Processing (DOP), which is also known as Exemplar-Based Explanation (EBE). According to the exemplar-based paradigm, phenomena are explained not by deriving them all the way down from theoretical laws and boundary conditions but by modelling them on previously derived phenomena that function as exemplars. To accomplish this, DOP proposes to (...)
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    Children’s Grammars Grow More Abstract with Age-Evidence from an Automatic Procedure for Identifying the Productive Units of Language.Gideon Borensztajn, Willem Zuidema & Rens Bod - 2009 - Topics in Cognitive Science 1 (1):175-188.
    We develop an approach to automatically identify the most probable multiword constructions used in children’s utterances, given syntactically annotated utterances from the Brown corpus of CHILDES. The found constructions cover many interesting linguistic phenomena from the language acquisition literature and show a progression from very concrete toward abstract constructions. We show quantitatively that for all children of the Brown corpus grammatical abstraction, defined as the relative number of variable slots in the productive units of their grammar, increases globally with age.
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    Introduction: The Humanities and the Sciences.Rens Bod & Julia Kursell - 2015 - Isis 106 (2):337-340.
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    A Comparative Framework for Studying the Histories of the Humanities and Science.Rens Bod - 2015 - Isis 106 (2):367-377.
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    Introduction to the symposium 'applying science'.Rens Bod, Mieke Boon & Marcel Boumans - 2006 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 20 (1):1 – 3.
    Unlike basic sciences, scientific research in advanced technologies aims to explain, predict, and describe not phenomena in nature, but phenomena in technological artefacts, thereby producing knowledge that is utilized in technological design. This article first explains why the covering‐law view of applying science is inadequate for characterizing this research practice. Instead, the covering‐law approach and causal explanation are integrated in this practice. Ludwig Prandtl’s approach to concrete fluid flows is used as an example of scientific research in the engineering sciences. (...)
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  8. Getting Rid of Derivational Redundancy or How to Solve Kuhn’s Problem.Rens Bod - 2007 - Minds and Machines 17 (1):47-66.
    This paper deals with the problem of derivational redundancy in scientific explanation, i.e. the problem that there can be extremely many different explanatory derivations for a natural phenomenon while students and experts mostly come up with one and the same derivation for a phenomenon (modulo the order of applying laws). Given this agreement among humans, we need to have a story of how to select from the space of possible derivations of a phenomenon the derivation that humans come up with. (...)
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    Constructions at work or at rest?Rens Bod - 2009 - Cognitive Linguistics 20 (1).
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    De unificatie van menselijke cognitie.Rens Bod - 2008 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 100 (2):129-137.
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    Een wereld vol patronen: de geschiedenis van kennis.Rens Bod - 2016 - Amsterdam: Prometheus.
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    On the structural ambiguity in natural language that the neural architecture cannot deal with.Rens Bod, Hartmut Fitz & Willem Zuidema - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (1):71-72.
    We argue that van der Velde's & de Kamps's model does not solve the binding problem but merely shifts the burden of constructing appropriate neural representations of sentence structure to unexplained preprocessing of the linguistic input. As a consequence, their model is not able to explain how various neural representations can be assigned to sentences that are structurally ambiguous.
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  13. Rules and exemplars in language acquisition.Rens Bod, Gideon Borensztajn, Daniel Freudenthala, Julian Pinea & Fernand Gobetb - 2008 - In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
     
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  14. The Making of the Humanities. Volume III: The Making of the Modern Humanities.Rens Bod, Jaap Maat & Thijs Weststeijn (eds.) - 2014 - Amsterdam University Press.
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    World of patterns: a global history of knowledge.Rens Bod - 2022 - Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Edited by Leston Buell.
    Though fields such as art history, the history of philosophy, and intellectual history have been around for a long time, the author's interest is in the history of what scholars in all of these fields are doing in common. This book looks beyond the humanities to the practice of disciplined inquiry more generally, bringing together the history of the humanities and the sciences under the guise of a unified search for patterns.
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