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LINGUIST List 19.1811

Fri Jun 06 2008

Confs: Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics/USA

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Message 1: Tutorial: Computational Modeling of Spoken Language Processing
Date: 05-Jun-2008
From: Ted Strauss <ted.straussgmail.com>
Subject: Tutorial: Computational Modeling of Spoken Language Processing
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Tutorial: Computational Modeling of Spoken Language Processing

Date: 23-Jul-2008 - 23-Jul-2008
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contact: Ted Strauss
Contact Email: ted.straussgmail.com
Meeting URL: http://www.ccc.utexas.edu/cogsci08/tutorials.html

Linguistic Field(s):
Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology;
Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

This 1-day tutorial focuses on the theory and practice of computational modeling
of human speech perception. Models allow concrete tests of theories which are
crucial for complex domains such as speech perception. Attendees will be
introduced to modeling theory and practice through hands-on exercises beginning
with a selection of important findings in speech perception and spoken word
recognition and progressing to independent mini-projects. Attendees will learn
to use a recently developed program that allows average computer users to
conduct sophisticated perceptual simulations. This program, called jTRACE, is
based on the highly influential TRACE model (James McClelland & Jeffrey Elman),
which implements many of the basic assumptions of models of speech processing.

Computational Modeling of Spoken Language Processing: A hands-on tutorial

A tutorial on the science of human speech perception presented at the 30th
Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

Coordinates:
July 23rd, 2008 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C.
Register at www.ccc.utexas.edu/cogsci08/registration.html

Description
This 1-day tutorial focuses on the theory and practice of computational modeling
of human speech perception. Models allow concrete tests of theories which are
crucial for complex domains such as speech perception. Attendees will be
introduced to modeling theory and practice through hands-on exercises beginning
with a selection of important findings in speech perception and spoken word
recognition and progressing to independent mini-projects. Attendees will learn
to use a recently developed program that allows average computer users to
conduct sophisticated perceptual simulations. This program, called jTRACE, is
based on the highly influential TRACE model (James McClelland & Jeffrey Elman),
which implements many of the basic assumptions of models of speech processing.

Who should attend?
Psycholinguists who want to learn to do their own TRACE simulations.
Psychologists interested in models of language, in particular phonemes and
words. Linguists curious about psycholinguistic theories. Neuroscientists
interested in neurally inspired models of speech processing.

Instructors
James Magnuson, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Daniel Mirman, Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Connecticut
Ted Strauss, Master's Candidate, New School for Social Research
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