Dr. Allyson Ettinger’s research is focused on language processing in humans and in artificial intelligence systems, motivated by a combination of scientific and engineering goals. In the engineering domain, her research uses insights and methods from cognitive science, linguistics, and neuroscience in order to analyze, evaluate, and improve natural language understanding capacities in artificial intelligence systems. For studying humans, her research uses computational models to test hypotheses about mechanisms underlying the brain’s processing of language in real time. In both of these threads of research, the primary focus is on processing and representation of linguistic meaning, and the relationship of such meaning-oriented processes with predictive processes.
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