Shaorong Yan


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A Framework for Decoding Event-Related Potentials from Text
Shaorong Yan | Aaron Steven White
Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics

We propose a novel framework for modeling event-related potentials (ERPs) collected during reading that couples pre-trained convolutional decoders with a language model. Using this framework, we compare the abilities of a variety of existing and novel sentence processing models to reconstruct ERPs. We find that modern contextual word embeddings underperform surprisal-based models but that, combined, the two outperform either on its own.