Roger Levy Papers Teaching Other

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Roger Levy. Probabilistic Models in the Study of Language.


Publications

Under revision

To appear

Roger Levy, Leon Bergen and Noah D. Goodman. To appear. \emphRoses and flowers: an informativeness implicature in probabilistic pragmatics.  Proceedings of the 24th Conference on Semantics and Linguistic Theory. [BibTeX]

In press

Christopher Potts, Daniel Lassiter, Roger Levy and Michael C. Frank. In press. Embedded Implicatures as Pragmatic Inferences under Compositional Lexical Uncertainty.  Journal of Semantics. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Julian Jara-Ettinger, Steve Piantadosi, Elizabeth S. Spelke, Roger Levy and Edward Gibson. In press. Mastery of the logic of natural numbers is not the result of mastery of counting: Evidence from late counters.  Developmental Science. [DOI|BibTeX]

2017

Matthias Hofer and Roger Levy. 2017. Modeling Sources of Uncertainty in Spoken Word Learning.  Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF|BibTeX]

Richard Futrell and Roger Levy. 2017. Noisy-context surprisal as a human sentence processing cost model.  Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), pp. 688–698. [PDF|BibTeX]

Stephan Meylan, Michael C. Frank, Brandon C. Roy and Roger Levy. 2017. The emergence of an abstract grammatical category in children’s early speech.  Psychological Science 28(2):181–192. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Eva Wittenberg and Roger Levy. 2017. If You Want A Quick Kiss, Make It Count: How Choice Of Syntactic Construction Affects Event Construal.  Journal of Memory and Language 94:254–271. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Mallorie Leinenger, Mark Myslín, Keith Rayner and Roger Levy. 2017. Do resource constraints affect lexical processing? Evidence from eye movements.  Journal of Memory and Language 93:82–103. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

2016

Gabriel Doyle and Roger Levy. 2016. Data-driven learning of symbolic constraints for a log-linear model in a phonological setting.  Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), pp. 2217-2226. [PDF|BibTeX]

E. Darı́o Gutiérrez, Roger Levy and Benjamin Bergen. 2016. Finding Non-Arbitrary Form-Meaning Systematicity Using String-Metric Learning for Kernel Regression.  Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 2379–2388. [PDF|BibTeX]

Meilin Zhan, Roger Levy and Andrew Kehler. 2016. Bayesian Pronoun Interpretation in Mandarin Chinese.  Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 2393–2398. [PDF|BibTeX]

Till Poppels and Roger Levy. 2016. Structure-sensitive Noise Inference: Comprehenders Expect Exchange Errors.  Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 378–383. [PDF|BibTeX]

Emily Morgan and Roger Levy. 2016. Frequency-dependent regularization in iterated learning.  The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11). Roberts, S.G. and Cuskley, C. and McCrohon, L. and Barceló-Coblijn, L. and Feher, O. and Verhoef, T. (ed). [PDF|BibTeX]

Bożena Pająk, Sarah C. Creel and Roger Levy. 2016. Difficulty in learning similar-sounding words: a developmental stage or a general property of learning?.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition 42(9):1377–1399. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Leon Bergen, Roger Levy and Noah Goodman. 2016. Pragmatic Reasoning through Semantic Inference.  Semantics and Pragmatics 9(20). [DOI|BibTeX]

Emily Morgan and Roger Levy. 2016. Abstract knowledge versus direct experience in processing of binomial expressions.  Cognition 157:384–402. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

2015

Till Poppels and Roger Levy. 2015. Resolving quantity and informativeness implicature in indefinite reference.  Proceedings of the 2015 Amsterdam Colloquium: The Workshop on Reasoning in Natural Language, pp. 313–322. Zuidema, Willem and Szymanik, Jakub (ed). [PDF|BibTeX]

Justine T. Kao, Roger Levy and Noah D. Goodman. 2015. A Computational Model of Linguistic Humor in Puns.  Cognitive Science. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Christopher Potts and Roger Levy. 2015. Negotiating Lexical Uncertainty and Speaker Expertise with Disjunction.  Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. [PDF|BibTeX]

Emily Morgan and Roger Levy. 2015. Modeling idiosyncratic preferences: How generative knowledge and expression frequency jointly determine language structure.  Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 1649–1654. [PDF|BibTeX]

Mark Myslín and Roger Levy. 2015. Comprehension priming as rational expectation for repetition: Evidence from syntactic processing.  Cognition 147:29–56. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Thomas Wasow, Roger Levy, Robin Melnick, Hanzhi Zhu and Tom Juzek. 2015. Processing, Prosody, and Optional to.  In Frazier, Lyn and Gibson, Edward, editors. Explicit and Implicit Prosody in Sentence Processing (pp. 133–158). Springer. [PDF|BibTeX]

Mark Myslín and Roger Levy. 2015. Codeswitching and predictability of meaning in discourse.  Language 91(4):871–905. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

2014

Bożena Pająk and Roger Levy. 2014. The role of abstraction in non-native speech perception.  Journal of Phonetics 46:147–160. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Gabriel Doyle, Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2014. Nonparametric Learning of Phonological Constraints in Optimality Theory.  Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 1094–1103. [PDF|BibTeX]

Elizabeth R. Schotter, Klinton Bicknell, Ian Howard, Roger Levy and Keith Rayner. 2014. Task effects reveal cognitive flexibility responding to frequency and predictability: Evidence from eye movements in reading and proofreading.  Cognition 131(1):1–27. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Jose Costa Pereira, Emanuele Coviello, Gabriel Doyle, Nikhil Rasiwasia, Gert Lanckriet, Roger Levy and Nuno Vasconcelos. 2014. On the Role of Correlation and Abstraction in Cross-Modal Multimedia Retrieval.  IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 36(3):521–535. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

2013

Bożena Pająk, Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2013. A model of generalization in distributional learning of phonetic categories.  Proceedings of the 4th Annual Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, pp. 11–20. [PDF|BibTeX]

Roger Levy and Edward Gibson. 2013. Surprisal, the PDC, and the primary locus of processing difficulty in relative clauses.  Frontiers in Psychology 4(229). [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Stephan Meylan, Michael C. Frank and Roger Levy. 2013. Modeling the Development of Determiner Productivity in Children’s Early Speech.  Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 3032–3037. [PDF|BibTeX]

Roger Levy. 2013. Memory and Surprisal in Human Sentence Comprehension.  In van Gompel, Roger P. G., editors. Sentence Processing (pp. 78–114). Hove: Psychology Press. [PDF|BibTeX]

Roger Levy and Frank Keller. 2013. Expectation and Locality Effects in German Verb-final Structures.  Journal of Memory and Language 68(2):199–222. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Dale J. Barr, Roger Levy, Christoph Scheepers and Harry J. Tily. 2013. Random effects structure for confirmatory hypothesis testing: Keep it maximal.  Journal of Memory and Language 68(3):255–278. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Roger Levy, Evelina Fedorenko and Edward Gibson. 2013. The syntactic complexity of Russian relative clauses.  Journal of Memory and Language 69(4):461–495. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Nathaniel J. Smith and Roger Levy. 2013. The effect of word predictability on reading time is logarithmic.  Cognition 128(3):302–319. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Klinton Bicknell, Emily Higgins, Roger Levy and Keith Rayner. 2013. Evidence for cognitively controlled saccade targeting in reading.  Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 197–202. [PDF|BibTeX]

Justine Kao, Roger Levy and Noah Goodman. 2013. The Funny Thing about Incongruity: A Computational Model of Humor in Puns.  Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 728–733. [PDF|BibTeX]

Gabriel Doyle and Roger Levy. 2013. Combining multiple information types in Bayesian word segmentation.  Proceedings of the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, pp. 117–126. [PDF|BibTeX]

2012

Bożena Pająk, Sarah C. Creel and Roger Levy. 2012. Can native-language perceptual bias facilitate learning words in a new language?.  Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 2174–2179. [PDF|BibTeX]

Leon Bergen, Roger Levy and Edward Gibson. 2012. Verb omission errors: Evidence of rational processing of noisy language inputs.  Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 1320–1325. [PDF|BibTeX]

Leon Bergen, Noah D. Goodman and Roger Levy. 2012. That’s what she (could have) said: How alternative utterances affect language use.  Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 120–125. [PDF|BibTeX]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2012. Why long words take longer to read: the role of uncertainty about word length.  Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, pp. 21–30. [PDF|BibTeX]

Victoria Fossum and Roger Levy. 2012. Sequential vs. Hierarchical Syntactic Models of Human Incremental Sentence Processing.  Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, pp. 61–69. [PDF|BibTeX]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2012. Word predictability and frequency effects in a rational model of reading.  Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 126–131. [PDF|BibTeX]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2012. The utility of modeling word identification from visual input within models of eye movements in reading.  Visual Cognition 20(4–5):422–456. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Roger Levy, Evelina Fedorenko, Mara Breen and Ted Gibson. 2012. The Processing of Extraposed Structures in English.  Cognition 122(1):12–36. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Bożena Pająk and Roger Levy. 2012. Distributional Learning of L2 Phonological Categories by Listeners with Different Language Backgrounds.  Proceedings of the 36th Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 400–413. Biller, Alia and Chung, Esther and Kimball, Amelia (ed). [PDF|BibTeX]

2011

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2011. Why readers regress to previous words: A statistical analysis.  Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 931–936. [PDF|BibTeX]

Roger Levy. 2011. Probabilistic Linguistic Expectations, Uncertain Input, and Implications for Eye Movements in Reading.  Studies of Psychology and Behavior 9(1):52–63. [PDF|BibTeX]

Roger Levy and Hal Daumé III. 2011. Computational methods are invaluable for typology, but the models must match the questions: Commentary on Dunn et al. (2011).  Linguistic Typology 15(2):393–399. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Bożena Pająk and Roger Levy. 2011. Phonological Generalization from Distributional Evidence.  Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF|BibTeX]

Roger Levy. 2011. Integrating surprisal and uncertain-input models in online sentence comprehension: formal techniques and empirical results.  Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, pp. 1055–1065. [PDF|BibTeX]

Randy West, Y. Albert Park and Roger Levy. 2011. Bilingual Random Walk Models for Automated Grammar Correction of ESL Author-Produced Text.  Proceedings of the Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, pp. 170–179. [PDF|BibTeX]

Y. Albert Park and Roger Levy. 2011. Automated Whole Sentence Grammar Correction Using a Noisy Channel Model.  Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, pp. 934–944. [PDF|BibTeX]

Nathaniel J. Smith and Roger Levy. 2011. Cloze but no cigar: The complex relationship between cloze, corpus, and subjective probabilities in language processing.  Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 1637–1642. [PDF|BibTeX]

Hannah Rohde, Roger Levy and Andrew Kehler. 2011. Anticipating Explanations in Relative Clause Processing.  Cognition 118(3):339–358. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Bożena Pająk and Roger Levy. 2011. How abstract are phonological representations? Evidence from distributional learning.  Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistic Society. [PDF|BibTeX]

2010

Rebecca Colavin, Roger Levy and Sharon Rose. 2010. Modeling OCP-Place with the Maximum Entropy Phonotactic Learner.  Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistic Society. [PDF|BibTeX]

Nikhil Rasiwasia, Jose M. Costa Pereira, Emanuele Coviello, Gabriel Doyle, Gert R. G. Lanckriet, Roger Levy and Nuno Vasconcelos. 2010. A New Approach To Cross-Modal Multimedia Retrieval.  Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia, pp. 251–260. [PDF|BibTeX]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2010. Rational eye movements in reading combining uncertainty about previous words with contextual probability.  Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 1142–1147. [PDF|BibTeX]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2010. A Rational Model of Eye Movement Control in Reading.  Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 1168–1178. [PDF|BibTeX]

Nathaniel J. Smith and Roger Levy. 2010. Fixation durations in first-pass reading reflect uncertainty about word identity.  Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 1313–1318. [PDF|BibTeX]

Nathaniel J. Smith, Wen-Hsuan Chan and Roger Levy. 2010. Is perceptual acuity asymmetric in isolated word recognition? Evidence from an ideal-observer reverse-engineering approach.  Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 1483–1488. [PDF|BibTeX]

2009

Roger Levy, Klinton Bicknell, Tim Slattery and Keith Rayner. 2009. Eye Movement Evidence that Readers Maintain and Act on Uncertainty about Past Linguistic Input.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(50):21086–21090. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Klinton Bicknell, Roger Levy and Vera Demberg. 2009. Correcting the incorrect: Local coherence effects modeled with prior belief update.  Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, pp. 13–24. [PDF|BibTeX]

Y. Albert Park and Roger Levy. 2009. Minimal-length linearizations for mildly context-sensitive dependency trees.  Proceedings of the 10th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT) conference, pp. 335–343. [PDF|BibTeX]

Roger Levy, Florencia Reali and Thomas L. Griffiths. 2009. Modeling the effects of memory on human online sentence processing with particle filters.  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). [PDF|BibTeX]

Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy. 2009. A model of local coherence effects in human sentence processing as consequences of updates from bottom-up prior to posterior beliefs.  Proceedings of the 10th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT) conference, pp. 665–673. [PDF|BibTeX]

2008

Roger Levy. 2008. Expectation-Based Syntactic Comprehension.  Cognition 106(3):1126–1177. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Nathaniel J. Smith and Roger Levy. 2008. Optimal Processing Times in Reading: a Formal Model and Empirical Investigation.  Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 595–600. [PDF|BibTeX]

Roger Levy. 2008. A noisy-channel model of rational human sentence comprehension under uncertain input.  Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, pp. 234–243. [PDF|BibTeX]

Gabriel Doyle and Roger Levy. 2008. Environment Prototypicality in Syntactic Alternation.  Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. [PDF|BibTeX]

2007

Roger Levy and T. Florian Jaeger. 2007. Speakers Optimize Information Density Through Syntactic Reduction.  Proceedings of the 20th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). [PDF|BibTeX]

2006

Sarah Bunin Benor and Roger Levy. 2006. The Chicken or the Egg? A Probabilistic Analysis of English Binomials.  Language 82(2):233–278. [PDF|DOI|BibTeX]

Roger Levy and Galen Andrew. 2006. Tregex and Tsurgeon: tools for querying and manipulating tree data structures.  Proceedings of the 2006 conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, pp. 2231–2234. [PDF|BibTeX]

Owen Rambow, David Chiang, Mona Diab, Nizar Habash, Rebecca Hwa, Khalil Sima’an, Vincent Lacey, Roger Levy, Carol Nichols and Safiullah Shareef. 2006. Parsing Arabic Dialects. Technical Report, Johns Hopkins University. [PDF|BibTeX]

2005

Roger Levy. 2005. Probabilistic Models of Word Order and Syntactic Discontinuity.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University. [PDF|BibTeX]

2004

Roger Levy and Christopher Manning. 2004. Deep dependencies from context-free statistical parsers: correcting the surface dependency approximation.  Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. [PDF|BibTeX]

Iddo Lev, Bill MacCartney, Christopher Manning and Roger Levy. 2004. Solving Logic Puzzles: From Robust Processing to Precise Semantics.  Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Text Meaning and Interpretation, pp. 9–16. [BibTeX]

2003

Roger Levy and Christopher Manning. 2003. Is it harder to parse Chinese, or the Chinese Treebank?.  Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. [PDF|BibTeX]

Cynthia Thompson, Roger Levy and Christopher Manning. 2003. A Generative Model for FrameNet Semantic Role Labeling.  Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Machine Learning, pp. 397–408. [PDF|BibTeX]

Roger Levy and David Oshima. 2003. Non-transitive information flow in Japanese noun-classifier matching.  Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, pp. 257–277. Müller, Stefan (ed). [PDF|BibTeX]

2002

Roger Levy. 2002. The Statistical Distribution of English Coordinate Noun Phrases: Parallelism and Weight Effects. Presented at NWAV 31. [BibTeX]

Kenichi Aoki, Daisuke Satoh and Roger Levy. 2002. Theoretical aspects of brother–sister mating in birds and mammals.  In Aoki, Kenichi and Akazawa, Takeru, editors. Human mate choice and prehistoric marital networks (pp. 5–15). Nichibunken, Kyoto. [BibTeX]

2001

Roger Levy. 2001. Feature Indeterminacy and the Coordination of Unlikes in a Totally Well-Typed HPSG. Manuscript, Stanford University. [PDF|BibTeX]

Roger Levy and Carl Pollard. 2001. Coordination and Neutralization in HPSG.  Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, pp. 221–234. Eynde, Frank Van and Hellan, Lars and Beermann, Dorothee (ed). [PDF|BibTeX]


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