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Publications


Computational morphology, syntax, and translation

Wondwossen Mulugeta, Gasser, M., and Baye Yimam (2012). Incremental learning of affix segmentation. International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING). Mumbai, India. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2012). Toward a rule-based system for English-Amharic translation. SALTMIL-AfLaT Workshop on Language Technology for Normalisation of Less-Resourced Languages. Istanbul. [PDF]
Wondwossen Mulugeta and Gasser, M. (2012). Learning morphological rules for Amharic verbs using inductive logic programming. SALTMIL-AfLaT Workshop on Language Technology for Normalisation of Less-Resourced Languages. Istanbul. [PDF]
Sulaiman, S., Gasser, M., Kübler, S. (2011). Towards a Malay derivational lexicon: learning affixes using Expectation Maximization. Second Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing. Chiangmai, Thailand.
Gasser, M. (2011). HornMorpho: a system for morphological processing of Amharic, Oromo, and Tigrinya. Conference on Human Language Technology for Development, Alexandria, Egypt. [PDF]
Anberbir, T., Takara, T., Gasser, M., and Yoon, K.D. (2011). Grapheme-to-phoneme conversion for Amharic text-to-speech system. Conference on Human Language Technology for Develpment, Alexandria, Egypt.
Gasser, M. (2011). Towards synchronous Extensible Dependency Grammar. International Workshop on Free/Open-Source Rule-Based Machine Translation, 2. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2010). Expanding the lexicon for a resource-poor language using a morphological analyzer and a web crawler. Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, 7. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2010). A dependency grammar for Amharic. Workshop on Language Resources and Human Language Technologies for Semitic Languages. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2009). Semitic morphological analysis and generation using finite state transducers with features structures. Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 12. [PDF]

Democratization of information and knowledge

Gasser, M. (2011). Computational morphology and the teaching of indigenous languages. In S. Coronel-Molina and J. McDowell (Eds.), Proceedings of the First Symposium on Teaching Indigenous Languages of Latin America, pp. 52-63. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2006). Machine translation and the future of indigenous languages. I Congreso Internacional de Lenguas y Literaturas Indoamericanas, October, 2006, Temuco, Chile. [PDF]
Gasser, M., Hockema, S., & Kane, M. (2006). Information is power: intelligent tools for information access and evaluation. World Forum on Information Society, Tunis, Tunisia. [PDF]

Language acquisition and evolution

Gasser, M., Sethuraman, N., & Hockema. S. (2010). Iconicity in expressives: an empirical investigation. Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language 7: Empirical and Experimental Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research. [PDF]
Colunga, E., Smith, L. B. & Gasser, M. (2009). Correlation versus prediction in children's word learning: Cross-linguistic evidence and simulations. Language and Cognition, 1:2.
Williams, P., Beer, R., & Gasser, M. (2008). Evolving referential communication in embodied dynamical agents. International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALife XI), 11.
Smith, L. B. & Gasser, M. (2005). The development of embodied cognition: six lessons from babies. Artificial Life, 11, 13-30. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2004). The origins of arbitrariness in language. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 26. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2002). Computational models of language learning. In D. Chalmers, P. Culicover, R. French, R. Goldstone, & L. Nadel (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. London: Nature Publishing Group. [zipped MS Word]
Colunga, E., Gasser, M. & Smith, L. B. (2002). Attention to different cues in noun learning: the effect of English vs. Spanish mass/count syntax. In B. Skarabela, S. Fish, & A. H-J. Do (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville MA: Cascadilla Press.
Regier, T., Corrigan, B., Cabasaan, M., Woodward, A., Gasser, M., Smith, L. (2001). The emergence of words. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 23. [PDF]
Gasser, M. & Smith, L. B. (1998). Learning nouns and adjectives: a connectionist account. Language and Cognitive Processes, 13, 269-306. [PDF]
Gasser, M., & Colunga, E. (1998). Where do relations come from? Indiana University Cognitive Science Program, Technical Report #221. Bloomington, IN. [PDF]
Smith, L. B., Gasser, M., & Sandhofer, C. (1997). Learning to talk about the properties of objects: A network model of the development of dimensions. In R. Goldstone, D. Medin, & P. G. Schyns (Eds.), Mechanisms of perceptual learning, Psychology of Learning and Motivation series, pp. 220-255. San Diego: Academic Press.
Gasser, M. (1997). Transfer in a connectionist model of the acquisition of morphology. In H. Baayen & R. Schroeder (Eds.), Yearbook of Morphology, 1996, pp. 97-116. Dordrecht: Foris. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1995). Relating comprehension and production in the acquisition of morphology. In C. Koster & F. Wijnen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Groningen Assembly on Language Acquisition, 1995, pp. 197-206. Groningen: Centre for Language and Cognition. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1994). Acquiring receptive morphology: a connectionist model. Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 32, 279-286. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1994). Modularity in a connectionist model of morphology acquisition. International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 15, 214-220. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1993). Learning words in time: Towards a modular connectionist account of the acquisition of receptive morphology. (Report 384). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, Computer Science Department. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1992). Phonology as a byproduct of learning to recognize and produce words: A connectionist model. Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2, 277-280.
Gasser, M. (1992). Learning distributed representations for syllables. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 14, 396-401. [PDF]
Lee, C-D., & Gasser, M. (1992). Where do underlying representations come from? A connectionist approach to the acquisition of phonological rules. In J. Dinsmore (Ed.), The symbolic and connectionist paradigms: Bridging the gap, pp. 179-207. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Gasser, M., & Lee, C.-D. (1991). A short-term memory architecture for the learning of morphophonemic rules. In R. P. Lippmann, J. E. Moody, & D. S. Touretzky (Eds.), Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 3, 605-611. San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann. [PDF]
Gasser, M., & Smith, L. B. (1991). The development of the notion of sameness: a connectionist model. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 13, 719-723. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1990). Connectionism and universals of second language acquisition. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 12, 179-199. [PDF]

Learning and evolution of relations

Williams, P., Beer, R., & Gasser, M. (2008). An embodied dynamical approach to relational categorization. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 30.
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (2003). Pattern learning in infants and neural networks. In P. Quinlan (Ed.), Cognitive approaches to developmental psychology. Psychology Press. [PDF]
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (2001). Learning relational correlations. International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, 4, 91-96. [PDF]
Gasser, M., Colunga, E. & Smith, L. B. (2001). Developing relations. In Emile van der Zee & Urpo Nikanne (Eds.), Cognitive interfaces: constraints on linking cognitive information, pp. 185-214. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [html]
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (2000). Babies, variables, and relational correlations. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 22, 160-165. [PDF]
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (1999). How babies learn to find words. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Science , 2, 277-281. [PDF]
Colunga, E & Gasser, M. (1998). Linguistic relativity and word acquisition: a computational approach. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 20, 244-249. [PDF]
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (1998). Where do relations come from? Indiana University Cognitive Science Program, Technical Report #221, January 1998. [PDF]
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (1997). Playpen: toward an architecture for modeling the development of spatial cognition. Indiana University Cognitive Science Program, Technical Report #195, June 1997. [html], [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1993). The structure grounding problem. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 15, 149-152. [PDF]

Rhythm in music and language

Gasser, M., Eck, D., & Port, R. F. (1999). Meter as mechanism: a neural network that learns metrical patterns. Connection Science, 11, 187-216. [PDF]
Eck, D., Gasser, M., & Port, R. F. (1999). Dynamics and embodiment in beat induction. In P. Desain & L. Windsor (Eds.), Rhythm perception and production. Liss, NL: Swets and Zeitlinger.
Gasser, M., & Eck, D. (1996). Representing rhythmic patterns in a network of oscillators. Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, 4, 361-366. [PDF]
Port, R. F., Cummins, F., & Gasser, M. (1995). A dynamic approach to rhythm in language: toward a temporal phonology. In B. Luka and B. Need (Eds.), Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistics Society. 1995. (Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago), pp. 375-397. [PDF]

Amharic linguistics

Gasser, M. (1985). Amharic -m and -ss: Morphology, theme, and assumed knowledge. Lingua, 65, 51-106.
Gasser, M. (1983). Topic continuity in written Amharic narrative. In T. Givón (Ed.), Topic continuity in discourse: A quantitative cross-language study (pp. 99-139). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lexicon

Gasser, M. (1989). Robust lexical selection in parsing and generation. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 11, 82-89.
Gasser, M., & Dyer, M. G. (1986). Speak of the devil: Representing deictic and speech act knowledge in an integrated lexical memory. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 8, 388-398.