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Prediction, explanation, and the role of generative models in language processing

  • Thomas A. Farmer (a1) (a2), Meredith Brown (a1) and Michael K. Tanenhaus (a1)

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We propose, following Clark, that generative models also play a central role in the perception and interpretation of linguistic signals. The data explanation approach provides a rationale for the role of prediction in language processing and unifies a number of phenomena, including multiple-cue integration, adaptation effects, and cortical responses to violations of linguistic expectations.

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