What a Rational Parser Would Do

@article{Hale2011WhatAR,
  title={What a Rational Parser Would Do},
  author={John T. Hale},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={399-443}
}
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 quickly find a good syntactic analysis. 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… CONTINUE READING

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