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    5037 AB Tilburg

    Netherlands

20052019
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Research Output 2005 2019

2019

Analyzing and Interpreting Neural Networks for NLP: A Report on the First BlackboxNLP Workshop

Alishahi, A., Chrupala, G. & Linzen, T., 31 Jul 2019, In : Natural Language Engineering. 25, 4, p. 543-557

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Correlating Neural and Symbolic Representations of Language

Chrupala, G. & Alishahi, A., 1 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Florence, Italy: Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 2952-2962 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Chemical activation
Semantics
Deep learning

On the difficulty of a distributional semantics of spoken language

Chrupała, G., Gelderloos, L., Kádár, Á. & Alishahi, A., 2019, Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics. Vol. 2.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Semantics
Unsupervised learning
Speech processing
2018

Lessons Learned in Multilingual Grounded Language Learning

Kádár, Á., Elliott, D., Côte, M-A., Chrupala, G. & Alishahi, A., 2018, Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 402-412 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Proceedings of the 2018 EMNLP Workshop BlackboxNLP: Analyzing and Interpreting Neural Networks for NLP

Linzen, T., Chrupala, G. & Alishahi, A., 1 Nov 2018, Brussels, Belgium: Association for Computational Linguistics.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Revisiting the Hierarchical Multiscale LSTM

Kádár, Á., Côté, M-A., Chrupala, G. & Alishahi, A., 2018, Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 3215-3227 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
2017

Emergence of language structures from exposure to visually grounded speech signal

Chrupala, G., Alishahi, A. & Gelderloos, L., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

Recurrent neural networks
Network architecture
Linguistics
Semantics
Neural networks

Encoding of phonology in a recurrent neural model of grounded speech

Alishahi, A., Barking, M. & Chrupala, G., 2017, Proceedings of the 21st Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2017). Levy, R. & Specia, L. (eds.). Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 368-378 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Recurrent neural networks
Linguistics
Decoding
Chemical activation
Semantics

Modeling relations in a referential game

Gelderloos, L., Alishahi, A., Chrupala, G. & Fernández, R., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

Electric grounding
Computer vision
Processing
27 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling verb selection within argument structure constructions

Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A. & Backus, A., 2017, In : Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 31, 10, p. 1215-1244 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
contingency
semantics
Modeling
Argument Structure
Verbs

Quantifying cross-linguistic influence with a computational model: A study of case-marking comprehension

Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A. & Backus, A., 23 May 2017, In : Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

comprehension
linguistics
interpretation
language
Case Marking
9 Downloads (Pure)

Representation of linguistic form and function in recurrent neural networks

Kadar, A., Chrupala, G. & Alishahi, A., 2017, In : Computational Linguistics. 43, 4, p. 761-780

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
Recurrent neural networks
Linguistics
neural network
linguistics
Syntactics

Representations of language in a model of visually grounded speech signal

Chrupala, G., Gelderloos, L. & Alishahi, A., 2017, Proceedings of the 55th of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 613–622

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Semantics
Linguistics
64 Downloads (Pure)

The impact of first and second language exposure on learning second language constructions

Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A. & Backus, A., 2017, In : Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 20, 1, p. 128-149

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
language
learning
experiment
performance
Onset
2016

A connectionist model for automatic generation of child-adult interaction patterns

Haque, M. M., Vogt, P., Alishahi, A. & Krahmer, E., 2016, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D. & Trueswell, J. C. (eds.). Austin, TX: The Cognitive Science Society

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Exploring patterns in children's interactions using neural network methods

Haque, M. M., Vogt, P., Alishahi, A. & Krahmer, E., 2016, Proceedings of ICT Open 2016.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Extending Cross-situational Learning with Child-Directed Gestures

Haque, M. M., Alishahi, A., Krahmer, E. & Vogt, P., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOther research output

2015

Distributional determinants of learning argument structure constructions in first and second language

Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A. & Backus, A., 2015, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Noelle, D. C., Dale, R., Warlaumont, A. S., Yoshimi, J., Matlock, T., Jennings, C. D. & Maglio, P. P. (eds.). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 1547-1552 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

163 Downloads (Pure)

Learning language through pictures

Chrupala, G., Kadar, A. & Alishahi, A., 2015, Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 2: Short Papers). Zong, C. & Strube, M. (eds.). Beijing, China: Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 112-118 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
Semantics
62 Downloads (Pure)

Learning word meanings from images of natural scenes

Kadar, A., Alishahi, A. & Chrupala, G., 2015, In : Traitement Automatique des Langues.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Linguistic Analysis of Multi-Modal Recurrent Neural Networks

Kadar, A., Chrupala, G. & Alishahi, A., 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

Open Access

Modelling children's natural interactions from a video corpus

Vogt, P., Haque, M. M., Alishahi, A. & Krahmer, E., 2015, Workshop on Extensive and Intensive Recordings of Children's Language Environment (WEIRCLE).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Towards learning domain-general representations for language from multi-modal data

Kadar, A., Chrupala, G. & Alishahi, A., 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

Recurrent neural networks
Network architecture
Linguistics
Semantics
Syntactics
2014

Computational models of language development

Freudenthal, D. & Alishahi, A., 2014, Encyclopedia of Language Development. Brooks, P. J. & Kemps, V. (eds.). Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage Publications, Inc., p. 92-97 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionaryScientific

14 Downloads (Pure)

Does sentence structure boost early word learning? An artifical language learning study

Bemd, van den, E., Mos, M. B. J., Alishahi, A. & Shayan, S., 2014, In : Wiener Linguistische Gazette. 78, A, p. 103-119 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
Language Acquisition
Word Learning
Verbal Particle
Verbs
Definiteness

Induced lexical categories enhance cross-situational learning of word meanings

Alishahi, A. & Chrupala, G., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

Semantics
Linguistics
Gold
Statistics
Experiments

Isolating second language learning factors in a computational study of bilingual construction acquisition

Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A. & Backus, A. M., 2014, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Bello, P., Guarini, M., McShane, M. & Scassellati, B. (eds.). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 988-993 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Linguistics

Lifecycle of a probabilistic construction

Alishahi, A., 4 Jul 2014, In : Theoretical Linguistics. 40, 1-2, p. 77-88 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

2013

[Review of the book The acquisition of causal connectives. The role of parental input and cognitive complexity, R. van Veen, 2011]

Oversteegen, E. & Alishahi, A., 2013, In : Nederlandse taalkunde. 18, 1, p. 101-105

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewOther research output

Automatic generation of naturalistic child-adult interaction data

Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A. & Vogt, P., 2013, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Knauff, M., Pauen, M., Sebanz, N. & Wachsmuth, I. (eds.). Austin, TX: The Cognitive Science Society, p. 2996-3001

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Cognitive aspects of computational language acquisition

Poibeau, T. (ed.), Villavicencio, A. (ed.), Korhonen, A. (ed.) & Alishahi, A. (ed.), 2013, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. 317 p. (Theory and applications of natural language processing)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

32 Downloads (Pure)

Computational simulations of second language construction learning

Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A. & Backus, A., 2013, Proceedings of the fourth annual workshop on cognitive modeling and computational linguistics. Demberg, V. & Levy, R. (eds.). Stroudsburg: Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 47-56

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Gradual acquisition of verb selectional preferences in a Baysian model

Alishahi, A. & Stevenson, S., 2013, Cognitive aspects of computational language acquisition. Poibeau, T., Villavicencio, A., Korhonen, A. & Alishahi, A. (eds.). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, p. 297-315 19 p. (Theory and applications of natural language processing).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

2012

Concurrent acquisition of word meaning and lexical categories

Alishahi, A. & Chrupala, G. A., 2012, Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning. Stroudsburg: Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 643-654

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Gradual acquisition of verb selectional preferences in a Bayesian model

Alishahi, A. & Stevenson, T. B., 2012, Cognitive aspects of computational language acquisition. Poibeau, T., Villavicencio, A., Korhonen, A. & Alishahi, A. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 297-316

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Sentence-based attentional mechanisms in world learning: Evidence from a computational model

Alishahi, A., Fazly, A., Koehne, J. & Crocker, M. W., 2012, In : Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. 3, p. 1-16

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2011

Robust semantic analysis for unseen data in FrameNet

Palmer, A., Alishahi, A. & Sporleder, C. E., 2011, Proceedings of the Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP). Angelova, G., Bontcheva, K., Mitkov, R. & Nikolov, N. (eds.). Hissar, Bulgaria: Incoma Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria, p. 628-633

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

The onset of syntactic bootstrapping in word learning: Evidence from a computational study

Alishahi, A. & Pyykkonen, P., 2011, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Carlson, L., Hoelscher, C. & Shipley, T. (eds.). Boston: Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 587-592

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2010
182 Downloads (Pure)

A computational model of learning semantic roles from child-directed language

Alishahi, A. & Stevenson, S., 2010, In : Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 25, 1, p. 50-93 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
Child Language
semantics
language
learning
event
74 Downloads (Pure)

A probabilistic computational model of cross-situational word learning

Fazly, A., Alishahi, A. & Stevenson, S., 2010, In : Cognitive Science. 34, p. 1017-1063 57 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
Statistical Models
Language
Child Language
Semantics
Vocabulary

Computational Modeling of Human Language Acquisition

Alishahi, A., 2010, Morgan & Claypool.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Cross-situational learning of low frequency words: The role of context familiarity and age of exposure

Fazly, A., Ahmadi-Fakhr, F., Alishahi, A. & Stevenson, S., 2010, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Vol. 10.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Integrating syntactic knowledge into a model of cross-situational word learning

Alishahi, A. & Fazly, A., 2010, Proc. of CogSci. Vol. 10.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Online entropy-based model of lexical category acquisition

Chrupala, G. & Alishahi, A., 2010, Fourteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning. p. 182-191 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2009

Lexical category acquisition as an incremental process

Alishahi, A. & Chrupala, G., 2009, Proceedings of the CogSci 2009 Workshop on Psycho Computational Models of Human Language Acquisition.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2008
64 Downloads (Pure)

A computational model of early argument structure acquisition

Alishahi, A. & Stevenson, S., 2008, In : Cognitive Science. 32, p. 789–834 46 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
Linguistics
Syntactics
Language
Testbeds
Semantics

A probabilistic incremental model of word learning in the presence of referential uncertainty

Fazly, A., Alishahi, A. & Stevenson, S., 2008, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Fast mapping in word learning: What probabilities tell us

Alishahi, A., Fazly, A. & Stevenson, S., 2008, Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning. p. 57-64 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2007

A computational usage-based model for learning general properties of semantic roles

Alishahi, A. & Stevenson, S., 2007, Proceedings of the 2nd European Cognitive Science Conference. Vol. 425. p. 430 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2005

The acquisition and use of argument structure constructions: A Bayesian model

Alishahi, A. & Stevenson, S., 2005, Proceedings of the Workshop on Psychocomputational Models of Human Language Acquisition. p. 82-90 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review