Understanding normal and impaired word reading: computational principles in quasi-regular domains.

  title={Understanding normal and impaired word reading: computational principles in quasi-regular domains.},
  author={David C. Plaut and James L. McClelland and Mark S. Seidenberg and Karalyn Patterson},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={103 1},
A connectionist approach to processing in quasi-regular domains, as exemplified by English word reading, is developed. Networks using appropriately structured orthographic and phonological representations were trained to read both regular and exception words, and yet were also able to read pronounceable nonwords as well as skilled readers. A mathematical analysis of a simplified system clarifies the close relationship of word frequency and spelling-sound consistency in influencing naming… CONTINUE READING
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