Stefan Frank

Centre for Language Studies Department of Experimental Psychology
Radboud University Nijmegen University College London


Erasmusplein 1, Room 6.01
26 Bedford Way
6525 HT Nijmegen
London WC1H 0AP
The Netherlands
United Kingdom
+31 24 3615491



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Last update: September 20, 2017

Publications 

In press or under review
 
Hierarchical and sequential processing of language [A response to Ding, Melloni, Tian, & Poeppel (2017)]  [abstract]
Frank, S.L., & Christiansen, M.H.
Manuscript submitted for publication

Lexical representation explains cortical entrainment during speech comprehension [pdf]
Frank, S.L., & Yang
, J.
Manuscript submitted for publication

Judgements about double-embedded relative clauses differ between languages [pdf]
Frank, S.L., &
Ernst, P.
Manuscript submitted for publication

Modelling the structure and dynamics of semantic processing [abstract]
Rotaru, A.S., Vigliocco, G., & Frank, S.L.
Manuscript submitted for publication

Probabilistic language models in cognitive neuroscience: promises and pitfalls [pdf]
Armeni, K., Willems, R.M., & Frank, S.L. (in press)
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews

Neural network models of language acquisition and processing
Frank, S.L., Monaghan, P., & Tsoukala, C.
To appear in Human Language: from Genes and Brains to Behavior. The MIT Press.




2017

Word predictability and semantic similarity show distinct patterns of brain activity during language comprehension [pdf]
Frank, S.L., & Willems, R.M.
Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32, 1192-1203

Using stochastic language models to map lexical, syntactic, and phonological information processing in the brain [pdf]
Lopopolo, A., Frank, S.L., Van den Bosch, A., &
Willems, R.M.
PLoS ONE, 12(5), e0177794

Word embedding distance does not predict word reading time [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2017)

In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E.J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 385-390). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

"He's pregnant": simulating the confusing case of gender pronoun errors in L2 English [pdf]
Tsoukala, C., Frank, S.L., &
Broersma, M. (2017)
In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E.J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3392-3397). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Data-driven broad-coverage grammars for opinionated natural language generation (ONLG) [pdf]
Cagan, T., Frank, S.L., & Tsarfaty, R. (2017)
In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Vol. 1: Long Papers, pp. 1331-1341). Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computational Linguistics.


2016

Reservoir computing and the sooner-is-better bottleneck
[Commentary on Christiansen & Chater, "The now-or-never bottleneck: a fundamental constraint on language"]
[pdf]
Frank, S.L. & Fitz, H. (2016)
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e73 


Statistical learning bias predicts second-language reading efficiency [pdf]
Onnis, L., Frank, S.L., Yun, H., & Lou-Magnuson, M. (2016)
In: A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.),
Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2105-2110). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

From words to behaviour via semantic networks [pdf]
Rotaru, A.S., Vigliocco, G., & Frank, S.L. (2016)
In: A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2207-2212). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Prediction during natural language comprehension [pdf][supplement]
Willems, R.M., Frank, S.L., Nijhof, A.D., Hagoort, P., & Van den Bosch, A. (2016)
Cerebral Cortex, 26, 2506-2516

Cross-linguistic differences in processing double-embedded relative clauses: Working-memory constraints or language statistics? [pdf][supplement]
Frank, S.L., Trompenaars, T., & Vasishth, S. (2016)
Cognitive Science, 40, 554-578


2015

Causal inferences and world knowledge [pdf]
Noordman, L., Vonk, W., Cozijn, R., & Frank, S.L. (2015)
In: E.J. O'Brien, A.E. Cook, & R.F. Lorch (Eds.). Inferences during reading (pp. 260-289). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 
The ERP response to the amount of information conveyed by words in sentences [pdf][supplement][data]
Frank, S.L., Otten, L.J., Galli, G., & Vigliocco, G. (2015)
Brain and Language, 140, 1-11
 
2014


Reconciling embodied and distributional accounts of meaning in language [pdf]
Andrews, M., Frank, S.L., & Vigliocco, G. (2014)

Topics in Cognitive Science, 6, 359-370


Modelling reading times in bilingual sentence comprehension [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2014)
In: P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1860-1861).
Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Generating subjective responses to opinionated articles in social media: an agenda-driven architecture and a Turing-like test [pdf]
Cagan, T., Frank, S.L., & Tsarfaty, R. (2014)
Proceedings of the ACL Joint Workshop on Social Dynamics and Personal Attributes in Social Media (pp. 58-67).
Baltimore, MD: Association for Computational Linguistics.

Getting real about systematicity [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2014)
In: P. Calvo & J. Symons (Eds.), The architecture of cognition: rethinking Fodor and Pylyshyn's systematicity challenge (pp. 147-164). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Modelling letter perception: the effect of supervision and top-down information on simulated reaction times [pdf]
Klein, M., Frank, S.L., Madec, S., & Grainger, J. (2014)

In: J. Mayor & P. Gomez (Eds.), Computational models of cognitive processes: Proceedings of the 13th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (pp. 17-28). Singapore: World Scientific

Hierarchical structure in prefrontal cortex improves performance at abstract tasks [pdf]
Tukker, R., Van Rossum, A.C., Frank, S.L., & Haselager, W.F.G. (2014)

In: J. Mayor & P. Gomez (Eds.), Computational models of cognitive processes: Proceedings of the 13th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (pp. 170-184). Singapore: World Scientific
 


2013


Reading-time data for evaluating broad-coverage models of English sentence processing [pdf][data]
Frank, S.L., Monsalve, I.F., Thompson, R.L., & Vigliocco, G. (2013)
Behavior Research Methods, 45, 1182-1190

Word surprisal predicts N400 amplitude during reading [pdf][erratum]
Frank, S.L., Otten, L.J., Galli, G. & Vigliocco, G. (2013)

Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 878-883). Sofia, Bulgaria: Association for Computational Linguistics

Uncertainty reduction as a measure of cognitive load in sentence comprehension [pdf][data]
Frank, S.L. (2013)
Topics in Cognitive Science
, 5, 475-494
 


2012


How hierarchical is language use? [pdf]
Frank, S.L., Bod, R., & Christiansen, M.H. (2012)

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279, 4522-4531

Early effects of word surprisal on pupil size during reading [pdf]
Frank, S.L. & Thompson, R.L. (2012)
In: N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R.P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual
Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1554-1559). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society

Lexical surprisal as a general predictor of reading time [pdf]
Monsalve, I.F., Frank, S.L., & Vigliocco, G. (2012)
Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 398-408). Avignon, France:
Association for Computational Linguistics


2011


Sentence comprehension as mental simulation: an information-theoretic perspective [pdf]
Frank, S.L. & Vigliocco, G. (2011)
Information, 2, 672-696


Sentence comprehension as mental simulation: an information-theoretic analysis and a connectionist model [pdf, but better take the journal version above]
Frank, S.L. (2011)

In: E.J. Davelaar (Ed.), Connectionist models of neurocognition and emergent behavior: Proceedings of the 12th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (pp. 190-207). Singapore: World Scientific

Insensitivity of the human sentence-processing system to hierarchical structure [pdf] [supplement] [data]
Frank, S.L. & Bod, R. (2011)
Psychological Science, 22, 829-834


2010


Uncertainty reduction as a measure of cognitive processing effort [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2010)
Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (pp. 81-89). Uppsala, Sweden: Association for Computational Linguistics


Sentence processing in echo state networks: a qualitative analysis by finite state machine extraction [pdf]
Frank, S.L. & Jacobsson, H. (2010)

Connection Science, 22, 135-155
 


2009


Surprisal-based comparison between a symbolic and a connectionist model of sentence processing [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2009)
In: N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1139-1144). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society


Strong systematicity in sentence processing by simple recurrent networks [pdf]
Brakel, P., & Frank, S.L. (2009)
In: N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1599-1604).
Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society

Connectionist semantic systematicity [pdf]
Frank, S.L., Haselager, W.F.M., & Van Rooij, I. (2009)
Cognition, 110, 358-379

 


2008


World knowledge in computational models of discourse comprehension [pdf]
Frank, S.L., Koppen, M., Noordman, L.G.M., & Vonk, W. (2008)
Discourse Processes,
45, 429-463

Generalization and systematicity in echo state networks [pdf]
Frank, S.L. & Cernanský, M. (2008)

In: B.C. Love, K. McRae, & V.M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 733-738). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society

Self-organizing word representations for fast sentence processing [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2008)
In: R.M. French and E. Thomas (Eds.), 
From associations to rules: Proceedings of the 10th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (pp. 78-88). Singapore: World Scientific
 


2007


Coherence-driven resolution of referential ambiguity: a computational model [pdf]
Frank, S.L., Koppen, M., Noordman, L.G.M., & Vonk, W. (2007)
Memory & Cognition, 35, 1307-1322


Automated abstraction of dynamic neural systems for natural language processing [pdf]
Jacobsson, H., Frank, S.L., & Federici, D. (2007)
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (pp. 1446-1451). Orlando, FL


Modeling multiple levels of text representation [pdf]
Frank, S.L., Koppen, M., Noordman, L.G.M., & Vonk, W. (2007)
In: F. Schmalhofer & C.A. Perfetti (Eds.), Higher level language processes in the brain: inference and comprehension processes (pp. 133-157). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum


Review of the book From Molecule to Metaphor: a Neural Theory of Language by J.A. Feldman [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2007)
Computational Linguistics, 33, 259-261

 


2006


Learn more by training less: Systematicity in sentence processing by recurrent networks [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2006)
Connection Science, 18, 287-302


Strong systematicity in sentence processing by an Echo State Network [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2006)
In: S. Kollias et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of ICANN 2006, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4131 (pp. 505-514)


Robust semantic systematicity and distributed representations in a connectionist model of sentence comprehension [pdf]
Frank, S.L., & Haselager, W.F.G. (2006)
In: R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.), Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 226-231), Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum

 


2005


Predicting without modeling: a critique of Trabasso and Bartolone (2003) [pdf]
Frank, S.L., Koppen, M., Noordman, L.G.M., & Vonk, W. (2005)
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 374-377


Sentence comprehension as the construction of a situational representation: A connectionist model [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2005)
In: A. Russell, T. Honkela, K. Lagus, & M. Pöllä (Eds.), Proceedings of AMKLC'05, International Symposium on Adaptive Models of Knowledge, Language and Cognition (pp. 27-33). Espoo, Finland: Helsinki University of Technology

Sentence comprehension without propositional structure [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2005)
In: A. Cangelosi, G. Bugmann, & R. Borisyuk (Eds.), Modeling language, cognition and action: Proceedings of the 9th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (pp. 119-128). Singapore: World Scientific

 


1999 - 2004


Computational modeling of discourse comprehension [pdf]
Frank, S.L. (2004)
Doctoral dissertation. Tilburg, The Netherlands: Tilburg University


Modeling knowledge-based inference in story comprehension [pdf]
Frank, S.L., Koppen, M., Noordman, L.G.M., & Vonk, W. (2003)
Cognitive Science, 27, 875-910


Neural network identification of poets using letter sequences [abstract]
Hoorn, J.F., Frank, S.L., Kowalczyk, W., & Van der Ham, F. (1999)
Literary and Linguistic Computing, 14, 311-338