Giovanni Pezzulo

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This paper explores the role of domain information in word sense disambiguation. The underlying hypothesis is that domain labels, such as Medicine, Architecture and Sport, provide a useful way to establish semantic relations among word senses, which can be profitably used during the disambiguation process. Results obtained at the Senseval-2 initiative(More)
The major goal in ITC-irst's participation at SENSEVAL-2 was to test the role of domain information in word sense disambiguation. The underlying working hypothesis is that domain labels, such as MEDICINE, ARCHITECTURE and SPORT provide a natural way to establish semantic relations among word senses, which can be profitably used during the disambiguation(More)
Humans and other animals are able not only to coordinate their actions with their current sensorimotor state, but also to imagine, plan and act in view of the future, and to realize distal goals. In this paper we discuss whether or not their future-oriented conducts imply (future-oriented) representations. We illustrate the role played by anticipatory(More)
Domain information has been regarded as an emerging topic of interest in relation to WordNet. A lexical resource, WordNet Domains, is presented, where WordNet synsets have been annotated with domain labels such as Medicine, Architecture and Sport. This annotation reflects the lexicosemantic criteria adopted by humans involved in the annotation. However,(More)
While the cerebellum's role in motor function is well recognized, the nature of its concurrent role in cognitive function remains considerably less clear. The current consensus paper gathers diverse views on a variety of important roles played by the cerebellum across a range of cognitive and emotional functions. This paper considers the cerebellum in(More)
Although the importance of communication is recognized in several disciplines, it is rarely studied in the context of online social interactions and joint actions. During online joint actions, language and gesture are often insufficient and humans typically use non-verbal, sensorimotor forms of communication to send coordination signals. For example, when(More)
Instrumental behavior depends on both goal-directed and habitual mechanisms of choice. Normative views cast these mechanisms in terms of model-free and model-based methods of reinforcement learning, respectively. An influential proposal hypothesizes that model-free and model-based mechanisms coexist and compete in the brain according to their relative(More)
The aim of this paper is to show how relevant is a trust model based on beliefs and their credibility.The approaches to the study of trust are various and very different from each of other. In our view, just a socio-cognitive approach to trust would be able to analyse the sub-components on which the final decision to trust or not is taken. In this paper we(More)
  • G Pezzulo, M Levin
  • Integrative biology : quantitative biosciences…
  • 2015
A major goal of regenerative medicine and bioengineering is the regeneration of complex organs, such as limbs, and the capability to create artificial constructs (so-called biobots) with defined morphologies and robust self-repair capabilities. Developmental biology presents remarkable examples of systems that self-assemble and regenerate complex structures(More)