A Connectionist Model of Reading for Italian

Pagliuca, Giovanni and Monaghan, Padraic (2009) A Connectionist Model of Reading for Italian. In: Connectionist models of behaviour and cognition II : proceedings of the 11th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, University of Oxford, UK, 16-18 July 2008. WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD, GBR, pp. 301-311. ISBN 9789812834225

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Classic connectionist models of reading have traditionally focused on English, a language with a quasi-regular (deep) relationship between orthography and phonology, and very little work has been carried out on more transparent (shallow) orthographies. This paper introduces a parallel distributed processing (PDP) model of reading for Italian. The model is successful in simulating a variety of behavioral effects such as the neighborhood effect and the morphological effect in nonword reading, previously accounted for by dual route architectures, and provides clear evidence that different grain sizes in the orthography to phonology mapping can be discovered even in a model trained with almost perfectly shallow stimuli.

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