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Cognitive Semantics and Quantities

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Publications

Quantifiers in natural language optimize thesimplicity/informativeness trade-off

Author(s): Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
Published in: Proceedings of Amsterdam Colloquium, 2019
Publisher: University of Amsterdam

Donkey anaphora in non-monotonic environments

Author(s): Denić, Milica and Yasutada Sudo
Published in: Proceedings of Amsterdam Colloquium, 2019
Publisher: University of Amsterdam

 Complexity/informativeness trade-off in the domain of indefinite pronouns

Author(s): Milica Denić, Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 30, 2020
Publisher: ASL

Quantifiers satisfying semantic universals are simpler

Author(s): Iris van de Pol, Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Paul Lodder, Leendert van Maanen, Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society, 2021
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

‘Most’ vs ‘More Than Half’: An Alternatives Explanation

Author(s): Fausto Carcassi, Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics:, 2021
Publisher: ACL

Most, but not more than half, is proportion-dependent and sensitive to individual differences

Author(s): Sonia Ramotowska Shane Steinert-Threlkeld Leendert Van Maanen Jakub Szymanik
Published in: 2020
Publisher: Open Journal Systems
DOI: 10.18148/sub/2020.v24i2.891

Quantifiers and verification strategies: connecting the dots

Author(s): Natalia Talmina, Arnold Kochari, and Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium, 2017
Publisher: University of Amsterdam

Monotonicity and the Complexity of Reasoning with Quantifiers

Author(s): Jonathan Sippel and Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2018
Publisher: Wisconsin

Predicting Cognitive Difficulty of the Deductive Mastermind Game with Dynamic Epistemic Logic Models

Author(s): Bonan Zhao, Iris van de Pol, Maartje Raijmakers, Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2018
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Some of Them Can be Guessed! Exploring the Effect of Linguistic Context in Predicting Quantifiers

Author(s): Pezzelle, Sandro; Steinert-Threlkeld, Shane; Bernardi, Raffaela; Szymanik, Jakub
Published in: 2018
Publisher: Association for Computational; Linguistics

Neural Models of the Psychosemantics of “Most”

Author(s): Lewis O’Sullivan and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
Published in: Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, 2019
Publisher: NAACL

Uniform Definability in Assertability Semantics

Author(s): Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
Published in: Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium, 2017., 2017
Publisher: University of Amsterdam

Paying Attention to Function Words

Author(s): Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
Published in: Emergent Communication Workshop @ 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2018), 2018
Publisher: NeurIPS

The emergence of monotone quantifiers via iterated learning

Author(s): Fausto Carcassi, Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, and Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2019), 2019
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Complexity and learnability in the explanation of semantic universals

Author(s): van de Pol, Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, and Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2019
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Representational complexity and pragmatics cause the monotonicity effect

Author(s): Fabian Schlotterbeck, Sonia Ramotowska, Leendert van Maanen, Jakub Szymanik
Published in: 2020
Publisher: Cognitive Society

The shape of modified numerals.

Author(s): Fausto Carcassi, Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society, 2021
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Language models use monotonicity to assess NPI licensing

Author(s): Jaap Jumelet, Milica Denić, Jakub Szymanik, Dieuwke Hupkes, and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
Published in: Findings of the Association of Computational Linguistics, 2021
Publisher: ACL

Conjoining Meanings: Semantics without Truth Values

Author(s): Jakub Szymanik
Published in: The Philosophical Review, 130/1, 2021, Page(s) 171-175, ISSN 0031-8108
Publisher: Cornell University Press
DOI: 10.1215/00318108-8699617

Introduction

Author(s): Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Fundamenta Informaticae, 164/4, 2019, Page(s) i-iii, ISSN 0169-2968
Publisher: IOS Press
DOI: 10.3233/fi-2019-1769

Ease of learning explains semantic universals

Author(s): Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Cognition, 195, 2020, Page(s) 104076, ISSN 0010-0277
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104076

The influence of polarity items on inferential judgments

Author(s): Milica Denić, Vincent Homer, Daniel Rothschild, Emmanuel Chemla
Published in: Cognition, 215, 2021, Page(s) 104791, ISSN 0010-0277
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104791

An Explanation of the Veridical Uniformity Universal

Author(s): Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
Published in: Journal of Semantics, 37/1, 2019, Page(s) 129-144, ISSN 0167-5133
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/jos/ffz019

Monotone Quantifiers Emerge via Iterated Learning

Author(s): Fausto Carcassi, Shane Steinert‐Threlkeld, Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Cognitive Science, 45/8, 2021, ISSN 0364-0213
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/cogs.13027

Toward the Emergence of Nontrivial Compositionality

Author(s): Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
Published in: Philosophy of Science, 87/5, 2020, Page(s) 897-909, ISSN 0031-8248
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
DOI: 10.1086/710628

Learnability and semantic universals

Author(s): Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Semantics and Pragmatics, 12/4, 2019, Page(s) 1, ISSN 1937-8912
Publisher: LSA
DOI: 10.3765/sp.12.4

Parameterized complexity of theory of mind reasoning in dynamic epistemic logic

Author(s): Iris van de Pol, Iris van Rooij, and Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Journal of Logic, Language, and Information, 2018, ISSN 0925-8531
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers

Semantic complexity influences quantifier distribution in corpora

Author(s): Jakub Szymanik and Camilo Thorne
Published in: Language Sciences, 2017, ISSN 0388-0001
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.

Characterizing polynomial Ramsey quantifiers

Author(s): Ronald de Haan, Jakub Szymanik
Published in: Mathematical Structures in Computer Science, 29/06, 2019, Page(s) 896-908, ISSN 0960-1295
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1017/s0960129518000397

Semantic expressivism for epistemic modals

Author(s): Peter Hawke, Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
Published in: Linguistics and Philosophy, 44/2, 2021, Page(s) 475-511, ISSN 0165-0157
Publisher: D. Reidel Pub. Co.
DOI: 10.1007/s10988-020-09295-7

Tractability and the computational mind

Author(s): Jakub Szymanik and Rineke Verbrugge
Published in: 2018
Publisher: Routledge