“The Role of Context in Language Processing”
A new cooperation project has been established between the Department of Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University and the Department of Computing at Macquarie University, Australia. The project is funded by the Global Networks Project of the Excellence Initiative of Heidelberg University and is coordinated by Anette Frank (Heidelberg University) and Mark Johnson (Macquarie University).
In our project we aim to combine methods and insights from Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics. This will be achieved by modeling the role of linguistic and extra-linguistic context in (incremental) language processing, as key factors to support the efficiency of human language processing and acquisition. The Global Networks funding will support bi-lateral travels and PhD student exchange in the years 2011 and 2012.