Research Assistant Professor
Ford Center for Global Citizenship
Kellogg School of Management
Automated Text Analysis in Psychology: Methods, Applications and Future Developments. Language and Cognition.(In Press).
Identity, Causality, and Pronoun Ambiguity. Topics in Cognitive Science. doi:10.1111/tops.12105(In Press).
Measuring Moral Rhetoric in Text. Social Science Computer Review, 32(2), 132-144. doi:10.1177/0894439313506837(2014).
Identifying Issue Frames in Text. PLoS ONE, 8(7), e69185. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069185(2013).
What Difference Reveals About Similarity. Cognitive Science, 36(6), 1019 - 1050. doi:10.1111/j.1551-6709.2012.01250.x(2012).
Using Analogical Mapping to Simulate Time-Course Phenomena in Perceptual Similarity. Cognitive Systems Research, 10, 216-228.(2009).
The role of speaker beliefs in determining accent placement. In , Language, games, and evolution (pp. 92–116). New York, NY: Springer.(2011).
Tracing semantic change with Latent Semantic Analysis. In , Current Methods in Historical Semantics (pp. 161-183). Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter.(2011).
Refereed Conference Papers & Other Publications
Moral Rhetoric in Twitter: A Case Study of the U.S. Federal Shutdown of 2013. In , Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1347-1352).(2014).
Relational words have high metaphoric potential. In , Proceedings of the First Workshop on Metaphor in NLP (pp. 21-26). Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W/W13/W13-09.pdf#page=31(2013).
The Time Course of Language Use in Multiparty Negotiations. In , Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3343-3347).(2013).
Discourse Structure Effects on the Global Coherence of Texts. In , Computational Models of Narrative, Papers from the 2010 AAAI Fall Symposium (Vol. AAAI Technical report FS-10-04). Retrieved from http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/FSS/FSS10/paper/view/2275(2010).
Culture in the Mirror of Language: A Latent Semantic Analysis Approach to Culture. In , Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 637-642). Amsterdam, The Netherlands.(2009).
Modeling Perceptual Similarity as Analogy Resolves the Paradox of Difference Detection. In , Proceedings of the 2nd International Analogy Conference (pp. 320-329). Sofia, Bulgaria.(2009).
Phonaesthemic and Etymological effects on the Distribution of Senses in Statistical Models of Semantics. In , Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Conference 2009 Workshop on Distributional Semantics beyond Concrete Concepts (pp. 35-40). Amsterdam, Netherlands.(2009).
Semantic Density Analysis: Comparing Word Meaning across Time and Phonetic Space. In , Proceedings of the EACL 2009 Workshop on GEMS: Geometrical Models of Natural Language Semantics (pp. 104-111). Athens, Greece.(2009).
Phonaesthemes: A Corpus-Based Analysis. In , Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 65-70).(2008).
Analogy as a mechanism for comparison. In , Proceedings of Analogies: Integrating Multiple Cognitive Abilities (pp. 27-30).(2007).
Context and the Processing of Discourse: Priming and Genre Effects on Discourse Comprehension. In , Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2071-2076).(2006).
Does "Different" Imply a Difference? A Comparison of Two Tasks. In , Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 261-266). Vancouver, BC.(2006).
Posters & Presentations
A quantitative approach to framing in political speech. 5th ESRC Research Methods Festival. Oxford, UK. Retrieved from http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/TandE/video/RMF2012/filmed.php?id=24bc879(2012).
Representational Form and Metaphorical Word Use. The 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Sapporo, Japan.(2012).
Using large corpora to explore the framing of concepts. The Open Knowledge Festival, 2012. Helsinki, Finland.(2012).
Nouns are more stable than Verbs: Patterns of semantic change in 19th century English. The 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, OR.(2010).
Tracking Changes in Word Meaning and Use. Workshop on Interactive Visual Analysis for Natural Language Processing. Stuttgart, Germany.(2010).
The perceived importance of explanations in narrative and procedural texts. 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse. Rotterdam, Netherlands.(2009).
Tracing semantic change with Latent Semantic Analysis. The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. San Francisco, CA.(2009).
Discourse Relations in Context: Structural effects in the comprehension of texts. The 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Washington, DC.(2008).
Effects of Hierarchical Discourse Structures on the Processing and Comprehension of Texts. The 20th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL.(2008).
Semantic Glimmers: Phonaesthemes facilitate access to sentence meaning. The 9th conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse & Language. Cleveland, OH.(2008).
Tracing semantic change with Latent Semantic Analysis. The 15th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics. Munich, Germany.(2008).
Using Latent Semantic Analysis to Examine the Relationship between Sound and Meaning. The 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology. Washington, DC.(2008).
Does “Different” Imply a Difference? A Comparison of Two Tasks. The annual Northwestern-University of Chicago Psychology Graduate Students Conference. Evanston, IL.(2007).
The Effect of the Speaker’s Motivation on the Interpretation of Logical Connectives. The 29th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Nashville, TN.(2007).
Are Coherence relations computed during reading? Evidence from a priming experiment. The 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse. Minneapolis, MN.(2006).
The role of hearer’s beliefs in the interpretation of logical connectives. Games and Decisions in Pragmatics II. Berlin, Germany.(2006).
Coherence: A psychological perspective. The annual Northwestern-University of Chicago Psychology Graduate Students Conference. Evanston, IL.(2005).
Quantitative and Qualitative approaches for tracing changes to the framing of issues in political speeches. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.(2011).
Word Vector Spaces as a Tool for Investigating Semantic Change. L2C2, Université Lyon, Lyon, France.(2010).
Tracing semantic change with Latent Semantic Analysis. Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) weekly seminar series, Evanston, IL.(2009).
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