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Statistical Models of Language
Cognitive Development
Statistical Models of Language
Grant, E., Nematzadeh, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2017). How can memory-augmented neural networks pass a false-belief task? Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Nematzadeh, A., Meylan, S. C., & Griffiths, T. L. (2017). Evaluating vector-space models of word representation, or the unreasonable effectiveness of counting words near other words. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Similarity and Categorization
Statistical Models of Language
Chen, D., Peterson, J. C., & Griffiths, T. L. (2017). Evaluating vector-space models of analogy. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Whalen, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2017). Adding population structure to models of language evolution by iterated learning. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 76, 1-6. (pdf)
Probabilistic Reasoning
Statistical Models of Language
Hsu, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2016). Sampling assumptions affect use of indirect negative evidence in language learning PLOS One, 11(6). (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cibelli, E., Xu, Y., Austerweil, J. L., Griffiths, T. L., & Regier, T. (2016). The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis and probabilistic inference: Evidence from the domain of color. PLOS One, 11(7). (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Huth, A. G., de Heer, W. A., Griffiths, T. L., Theunissen, F. E., & Gallant, J. L. (2016). Natural speech reveals the semantic maps that tile the human cerebral cortex. Nature, 532 453-458. (pdf)
Cognitive Development
Statistical Models of Language
Meylan, S. C., & Griffiths, T. L. (2015). A Bayesian framework for learning words from multiword utterances. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Rational Process Models
Statistical Models of Language
Abbott, J. T., Austerweil, J. L., & Griffiths, T. L. (2015). Random walks on semantic networks can resemble optimal foraging. Psychological Review, 122, 558-569. (pdf)
Causal Induction
Statistical Models of Language
Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Buchsbaum, D., Griffiths, T. L., Plunkett, D., Gopnik, A., & Baldwin, D. (2015). Inferring action structure and causal relationships in continuous sequences of human action. Cognitive Psychology, 76, 30-77. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Rafferty, A. N., Griffiths, T. L., & Klein, D. (2014). Analyzing the rate at which languages lose the influence of a common ancestor. Cognitive Science, 38, 1406-1431. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Maurits, L., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). Tracing the roots of syntax with Bayesian phylogenetics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 13576-13581. (pdf)
Rational Process Models
Statistical Models of Language
Bourgin, D. D., Abbott, J. T., Griffiths, T. L., Smith, K. A., & Vul, E. (2014). Empirical evidence for Markov chain Monte Carlo in memory search. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Feldman, N. H., Griffiths, T. L., Goldwater, S., & Morgan, J. (2013). A role for the developing lexicon in phonetic category acquisition. Psychological Review, 120, 751-778. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Rafferty, A. N., Griffiths, T. L., & Ettlinger, M. (2013). Greater learnability is not sufficient to produce cultural universals. Cognition, 129, 70-87. (pdf)
Similarity and Categorization
Statistical Models of Language
Feldman, N. H., Myers, E. B., White, K. S., Griffiths, T. L., & Morgan, J. L. (2013). Word-level information influences phonetic learning in adults and infants. Cognition, 127, 427-438. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Bouchard-Cote, A., Hall, D., Griffiths, T. L., & Klein, D. (2013) Automated reconstruction of ancient languages using probabilistic models of sound change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (pdf)
Rational Process Models
Statistical Models of Language
Abbott, J. T., Austerweil, J. L., & Griffiths, T. L. (2012). Human memory search as a random walk in a semantic network. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 25. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Goldwater, S., Griffiths, T. L., Johnson, M. (2011). Producing power-law distributions and damping word frequencies with two-stage language models. Journal of Machine Learning Research, 12, 2335-2382. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Feldman, N. H., Myers, E., White, K., Griffiths, T. L., & Morgan, J. L. (2011). Learners use word-level statistics in phonetic category acquisition. Proceedings of the 35th Boston University Conference on Language Development. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Griffiths, T. L., & Reali, F. (2011). Modelling minds as well as populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. (pdf)
Perception
Statistical Models of Language
Buchsbaum, D., Canini, K. R., and Griffiths, T. L. (2011). Segmenting and recognizing human action using low-level video features. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.(pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Rafferty, A. N., Griffiths, T. L., & Ettlinger, M. (2011) Exploring the relationship between learnability and linguistic universals. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics at ACL 2011. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Griffiths, T. L. (2011). Rethinking language: How probabilities shape the words we use. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 3825-3826. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Frank, M., Goldwater, S., Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum , J. B. (2010). Modeling human performance in statistical word segmentation. Cognition, 117, 107-125.(pdf)
Cognitive Development
Statistical Models of Language
Rafferty, A. N., & Griffiths, T. L. (2010). Optimal language learning: The importance of starting representative. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Rosen-Zvi, M., Chemudugunta, C., Griffiths, T. L., Smyth, P., & Steyvers, M. (2010). Learning author-topic models from text corpora. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 28(1), Article 4. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Burkett, D., & Griffiths, T. L. (2010). Iterated learning of multiple languages from multiple teachers. Evolang 8. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Blei, D. M., Griffiths, T. L., & Jordan, M. I. (2010). The nested Chinese restaurant process and Bayesian nonparametric inference of topic hierarchies. Journal of the ACM, 57, 1-30.(pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Reali, F., & Griffiths, T. L. (2010). Words as alleles: Connecting language evolution with Bayesian learners to models of genetic drift. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 277, 429-436. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Hsu, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2009). Differential use of implicit negative evidence in generative and discriminative language learning. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 22. (pdf)
Perception
Similarity and Categorization
Statistical Models of Language
Feldman, N. H., Griffiths, T. L., & Morgan, J. L. (2009). The influence of categories on perception: Explaining the perceptual magnet effect as optimal statistical inference. Psychological Review, 116, 752-782. (pdf)
Cognitive Development
Statistical Models of Language
Goldwater, S., Griffiths, T. L., & Johnson, M. (2009). A Bayesian framework for word segmentation: Exploring the effects of context. Cognition, 112, 21-54. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Reali, F., & Griffiths, T. L. (2009). The evolution of linguistic frequency distributions: Relating regularization to inductive biases through iterated learning. Cognition, 111, 317-328. (pdf)
Causal Induction
Statistical Models of Language
Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Buchsbaum, D., Griffiths, T. L., Gopnik, A., & Baldwin, D. (2009). Learning from actions and their consequences: Inferring causal variables from continuous sequences of human action. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Feldman, N. H., Griffiths, T. L., & Morgan, J. L. (2009). Learning phonetic categories by learning a lexicon. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Bouchard-Cote, A., Griffiths, T. L., & Klein, D. (2009). Improved reconstruction of protolanguage word forms. Proceedings of the North American Conference on Computational Linguistics (NAACL'09). (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Canini, K. R., Shi, L., & Griffiths, T. L. (2009). Online inference of topics with Latent Dirichlet Allocation. AISTATS. (pdf)
Rational Process Models
Statistical Models of Language
Levy, R., Reali, F., & Griffiths, T. L. (2009). Modeling the effects of memory on human online sentence processing with particle filters. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 21. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Dowman, M., Savova, V., Griffiths, T. L., Kording, K. P., Tenenbaum, J. B., Purver, M. (2008). A probabilistic model of meetings that combines words and discourse features. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 16, 1238-1248. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Reali, F., & Griffiths, T. L. (2008). The evolution of frequency distributions: Relating regularization to inductive biases through iterated learning. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Bouchard-Cote, A., Liang, P., Griffiths, T. L., & Klein, D. (2008). A probabilistic approach to language change. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 20. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Steyvers, M., & Griffiths, T. L. (2008). Rational analysis as a link between human memory and information retrieval. In M. Oaksford and N. Chater (Eds.). The probabilistic mind: Prospects for rational models of cognition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Griffiths, T. L., Steyvers, M., & Firl, A. (2007). Google and the mind: Predicting fluency with PageRank. Psychological Science, 18, 1069-1076. (pdf)
Similarity and Categorization
Statistical Models of Language
Iwata, T., Saito, K., Ueda, N., Stromsten, S., Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2007). Parametric embedding for class visualization. Neural Computation, 19, 2536-2556. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Cultural Evolution and Iterated Learning
Bouchard, A., Liang, P., Griffiths, T., & Klein, D. (2007). A probabilistic approach to diachronic phonology. Proceedings of the 2007 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL). (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Frank, M. C., Goldwater, S., Mansinghka, V., Griffiths, T., & Tenenbaum, J. (2007). Modeling human performance in statistical word segmentation. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Similarity and Categorization
Statistical Models of Language
Feldman, N. H., & Griffiths, T. L. (2007). A rational account of the perceptual magnet effect. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Johnson, M., Griffiths, T. L., & Goldwater, S. (2007). Adaptor grammars: A framework for specifying compositional nonparametric Bayesian models. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 19. (pdf)
Cognitive Development
Statistical Models of Language
Goldwater, S., & Griffiths, T. L. (2007). A fully Bayesian approach to unsupervised part-of-speech tagging. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'07). (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Griffiths, T. L., Steyvers, M., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2007). Topics in semantic representation. Psychological Review, 114,211-244. (pdf) (topic modeling toolbox)
Statistical Models of Language
Johnson, M., Griffiths, T. L., & Goldwater, S. (2007). Bayesian inference for PCFGs via Markov chain Monte Carlo. Proceedings of the North American Conference on Computational Linguistics (NAACL'07). (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Steyvers, M., & Griffiths, T. (2007). Probabilistic topic models. In T. Landauer, D. S. McNamara, S. Dennis, & W. Kintsch (Eds.), Handbook of Latent Semantic Analysis. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. (pdf) (topic modeling toolbox)
Statistical Models of Language
Goldwater, S., Griffiths, T. L., & Johnson, M. (2007). Distributional cues to word segmentation: Context is important. Proceedings of the 31st Boston University Conference on Language Development. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Steyvers, M., Griffiths, T. L., & Dennis, S. (2006). Probabilistic inference in human semantic memory. Trends in Cognitive Science, 10, 327-334. (pdf) (topic modeling toolbox)
Statistical Models of Language
Purver, M., Kording, K. P., Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2006). Unsupervised topic modelling for multi-party spoken discourse. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Goldwater, S., Griffiths, T. L., & Johnson, M. (2006). Contextual dependencies in unsupervised word segmentation. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics.(pdf)
Cognitive Development
Statistical Models of Language
Goldwater, S., Griffiths, T. L., & Johnson, M. (2006). Interpolating between types and tokens by estimating power law generators. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 18. (pdf) (note: this version of the paper is slightly modified from the hardcopy proceedings)
Statistical Models of Language
Iwata, T., Saito, K., Ueda, N., Stromsten, S., Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2005). Parametric embedding for class visualization. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 17. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Griffiths, T. L., Steyvers, M., Blei, D. M., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2005). Integrating topics and syntax. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 17. (pdf) (topic modeling toolbox)
Statistical Models of Language
Steyvers, M., Smyth, P., Rosen-Zvi, M., & Griffiths, T. (2004). Probabilistic Author-Topic models for information discovery. The Tenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. (pdf) (demo) (topic modeling toolbox)
Statistical Models of Language
Rosen-Zvi, M., Griffiths, T., Steyvers, M., & Smyth, P. (2004). The Author-Topic Model for authors and documents. 20th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence. (pdf) (demo) (topic modeling toolbox)
Statistical Models of Language
Griffiths, T. L., & Steyvers, M. (2004). Finding scientific topics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 101, 5228-5235. (pdf) (topic modeling toolbox)
Statistical Models of Language
Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Blei, D. M., Griffiths, T. L., Jordan, M. I., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2004). Hierarchical topic models and the nested Chinese restaurant process. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 16. (pdf) (winner of the Best Student Paper prize)
Statistical Models of Language
Griffiths, T. L., & Steyvers, M. (2003). Prediction and semantic association. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15. (pdf) (topic modeling toolbox)
Statistical Models of Language
Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2002). Using vocabulary knowledge in Bayesian multinomial estimation. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 14. (pdf)
Statistical Models of Language
Griffiths, T. L., & Steyvers, M. (2002). A probabilistic approach to semantic representation. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf) (topic modeling toolbox)

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