Stefan Frank

Centre for Language Studies
Radboud University Nijmegen


Erasmusplein 1, Room 6.01

6525 HT Nijmegen

The Netherlands

+31 24 3615491



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Last update: December 10, 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.
To appear in Language, Cognition and Neuroscience


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


2017

Probabilistic language models in cognitive neuroscience: promises and pitfalls [pdf]
Armeni, K., Willems, R.M., & Frank, S.L.
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 83, 579-588

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