Recollection versus Imagination: Exploring Human Memory and Cognition via Neural Language Models

@inproceedings{Sap2020RecollectionVI,
  title={Recollection versus Imagination: Exploring Human Memory and Cognition via Neural Language Models},
  author={Maarten Sap and E. Horvitz and Yejin Choi and Noah A. Smith and J. Pennebaker},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2020}
}
We investigate the use of NLP as a measure of the cognitive processes involved in storytelling, contrasting imagination and recollection of events. To facilitate this, we collect and release Hippocorpus, a dataset of 7,000 stories about imagined and recalled events. We introduce a measure of narrative flow and use this to examine the narratives for imagined and recalled events. Additionally, we measure the differential recruitment of knowledge attributed to semantic memory versus episodic… Expand

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