Month: September 2015

UMass Rising campaign underway

The UMass rising campaign provides faculty with the opportunity to make targeted gifts that are matched dollar for dollar by the campus. The current operation of the Initiative in Cognitive Science has been made possible in part by a recent faculty

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AIMM begins Friday 10/2 at 2:15

The American International Morphology Meeting is being held here at UMass this weekend, and has as a special theme morphological processing. The program can be found here. All are welcome, even those who haven’t registered.

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Rotello Cognitive Brown Bag, Weds. 9/30 at 12 p.m.

Caren Rotello of UMass Cognitive Psychology will present in the Cognitive Brown Bag series at 12 p.m. The rest of this semester’s schedule follows: 10/7 –  Gerry Altmann (UConn) 10/14 –  David Ross 10/21 – Molly Potter (MIT) 10/28 – Jim Magnuson (UConn)

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Narasimhan in MLFL, Thursday 10/1 at 1 p.m.

Karthik Narasimhan of MIT will present “Language Understanding For Text-based Games Using Deep Reinforcement Learning” in the Machine Learning and Friends Lunch at 1 p.m. in CS150 (arrive at 12:45 for pizza). Abstract: In this paper, we consider the task

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Deo in Linguistics, Fri. 9/25 at 3:30

Ashwini Deo (Yale) will give a talk on “The Semantic and Pragmatic Underpinnings of Grammaticalization Paths” in the Linguistics department on Friday, September 25, at 3:30 in ILC N400. Abstract: It is a well-established fact that meanings associated with functional linguistic expressions

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Save the date: Simon Kirby April 22nd

Simon Kirby of the University of Edinburgh will be visiting UMass Friday April 22nd to give a talk co-sponsored by the Initiative in Cognitive Science and the 5 Colleges Cognitive Science Seminar, with the co-operation of the Computational Social Sciences Institute.

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Jim Magnuson visiting Oct. 28th

The Initiative in Cognitive Science is sponsoring a visit by Jim Magnuson, who heads the Computational Cognitive Neurocience Lab at the University of Connecticut, on Weds. Oct. 28th. He will be speaking at noon, and will be available to meet

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Dresher in Linguistics Fri. 9/18 at 1:30

Elan Dresher of the University of Toronto will give a talk in Linguistics on Friday Sept. 18th at 1:30 in ILC N400. The title and abstract follow. Contrastive Hierarchy Theory: An Overview. In this talk I will present an overview

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Clifton in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. 9/16 at noon

Chuck Clifton (Psychology) will give the first cognitive brown bag talk this semester on Wednesday, September 16, at noon in Tobin 521B. The title and abstract follow. How readers and listeners use their knowledge of grammar – and how they

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