Implementing cognitive grammar on a cognitive architecture : a case study with act-r

Stepanov, Evgueni A
Cognitive Grammar is a theory within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics that gives an account of human linguistic ability based entirely on general cognitive abilities. Because of the general complexity and open-endedness of the theory, there is not much computational work associated with it. This thesis proposes that ACT-R cognitive architecture can provide the basic primitives for the cognitive abilities required for a better implementation of Cognitive Grammar. Thus, a language model was developed on the ACT-R architecture. The model processes active and passive sentences, constructs their propositional representations, and tests the representation on a sentence verification task of the experiment of Anderson (1974).


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E. A. Stepanov, “Implementing cognitive grammar on a cognitive architecture : a case study with act-r,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.