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Here are all of the academic reports that I am author or co-author of:

Publications

  • 2015

A paper about n-gram probabilities and how they can explain performance in a cloze task, with Harald Baayen and Chris Westbury is available here.

Citation:

Shaoul, C., Baayen, H. R., Westbury, C. F. (2015) N-gram probability effects in a cloze task. The Mental Lexicon, Bridging the Methodological Divide: Linguistic and psycholinguistic approaches to formulaic language, pp. 437-472, 9:3

Raw data and statistical analyses for this paper are available here.

  • 2014

A paper about the effect of aging on language with my collaborators Michael Ramscar, Harald Baayen, Petar Milin and Peter Hendrix is available here.

Citation:

Ramscar, M. , Hendrix, P. , Shaoul, C. , Milin, P. & Baayen R. H. (2014) The Myth of Cognitive Decline: Non-linear Dynamics of Lifelong Learning Topics in Cognitive Science, doi:10.1111/tops.12078

  • 2013

A paper using some new methodologies applied to n-grams (similar to chapter 2 of my dissertation, but with some new simulations). The subjective frequency of word n-grams is available here.

Citation:

Shaoul, C., Westbury, C. F. & Baayen, H. R. (2013) The subjective frequency of word n-grams. Psihologija, 46, 497-537 doi:10.2298/PSI1304497S

Raw data and statistical analyses for this paper are available here.

After much labor, the results of a project that I started working on back in 2009 are now published. If you are interested in the algorithmic prediction of imageability ratings, please read this paper

Citation:

Westbury, C. F. , Shaoul, C. , Hollis, G. , Smithson, L. , Briesemeister, B. B. , Hofmann, M. J. & Jacobs, A. M. (2013) Now you see it, now you don't: On emotion, context, & the algorithmic prediction of human imageability judgments Frontiers in Language Sciences doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00991

  • 2012

My dissertation, entitled The Processing of Lexical Sequences is now available on the University of Alberta archive.

  • 2011

Chris Westbury and I had a paper appear in a special issue of The Mental Lexicon called "Methodological and Analytic Frontiers in Lexical Research (Part II). The article is entitled Formulaic sequences: Do they exist and do they matter?. It is also available here.

Citiation:

Cyrus Shaoul & Chris Westbury (2011) Formulaic sequences: Do they exist and do they matter? Methodological and Analytic Frontiers in Lexical Research (Part II). Special Issue of The Mental Lexicon 6:1, Westbury, Chris (ed.) doi:10.1075/ml.6.1.07sha

A collaborative work on clustering and registers: N-grams and the clustering of registers.

Citation:

Gries, Stefan Th., John Newman, & Cyrus Shaoul (2011). N-grams and the clustering of registers. Empirical Language Research 5(1).

  • 2010

I was co-authored a paper about a HAL-type model of lexical memory that was published in
Behavior Research Methods called Exploring lexical co-occurrence space using HiDEx". You can click here to read the paper right now.

Citation:

Shaoul, C. & Westbury, C. (2010) Exploring lexical co-occurrence space using HiDEx. Behavior Research Methods, 42:2, 393-413 doi:10.3758/BRM.42.2.393

  • 2006

The first of my publications dealing with HiDEx, also in BRM : Word frequency effects in high-dimensional co-occurrence models: A new approach.. You can also click here to read the paper right now.

Citation:

Shaoul, C. & Westbury, C. (2006) Word frequency effects in high-dimensional co-occurrence models: A new approach. Behavior Research Methods,38, 190-195 doi:10.3758/BF03192768

Book Chapters

A practical introduction to HiDEx was published in the book below:

Citation:

Shaoul, C. and Westbury, C. (2011) HiDEx: The High Dimensional Explorer in Applied Natural Language Processing and Content Analysis: Identification, Investigation, and Resolution, (McCarthy, P. and Boonthum, C. Eds.) IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA

For a complete list of publications, please go to my CV.