RuCCS Technical Reports

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These reports constitute recent publications of our faculty. A current listing of these reports is presented below. Prices indicate the cost to order a report through the mail. Downloading via HTTP is free. 

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RuCCS Technical Reports Listing

TR-1 Alan Prince $8.90
In Defense of the Number i : Anatomy of a Linear Dynamical Model of Linguistic Generalizations 
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TR-2 Alan Prince & Paul Smolensky $15.20
Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar 
TR-3 John McCarthy & Alan Prince $13.00
Prosodic Morphology I: Constraint Interaction and Satisfaction
TR-4 Jane Grimshaw $4.00 
Minimal Projection, Heads, and Optimality 
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TR-5 Stephen Stich & Ian Ravenscroft $2.50 
What is Folk Psychology? 
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TR-6 Jacob Feldman $13.10 
Perceptual Categories and World Regularities
TR-7 John McCarthy & Alan Prince $5.25 
Generalized Alignment 
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TR-8 Zenon Pylyshyn $2.50 
Some Primitive Mechanisms underlying Spatial Attention 
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TR-9 Stephen Stich & Stephen Laurence $2.50 
Intentionality & Naturalism 
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TR-10 Alan Leslie $2.75 
Pretending and Believing: Issues in the theory of ToMM 
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TR-11 Stephen Stich & Shaun Nichols $2.75 
Second Thoughts on Simulation
TR-12 Alan Leslie $2.75 
A Theory of Agency 
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TR-13 Jerry Fodor $2.25 
Concepts: A Tutorial Introduction
TR-14 Sven Dickinson & Dimitri Metaxas $2.90 
Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Shape Recovery 
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TR-15 David Wilkes, Sven Dickinson & John Tsotsos $2.10 
A Computational Model of View Degeneracy and its Application to Active Focal Length Control 
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TR-16 Alan Leslie & Tim German $2.60 
Knowledge and ability in "theory of mind": One-eyed overview of a debate 
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TR-17 Jerry Fodor & Ernie Lepore $2.45 
The Red Herring and the Pet Fish; Why Concepts Still Can't be Prototypes
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TR-18 Suzanne Stevenson $11.95 
A Competitive Attachment Model for Resolving Syntactic Ambiguities in Natural Language Parsing 
TR-19 Jerry Fodor & Ernie Lepore $2.45 
What Can't be Evaluated, Can't Be Evaluated; and It Can't Be Supervalued Either 
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TR-20 Ehud Rivlin, Sven Dickinson & Azriel Rosenfeld $2.60 
Recognition by Functional Parts 
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TR-21 Jacob Feldman $3.95 
Regularity-based Perceptual Grouping 
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TR-22 Jacquelyn Burkell & Zenon Pylyshyn $4.95 
Searching through selected subsets of visual displays: A test of the FINST Indexing Hypothesis
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TR-23 Ilona Kovacs $2.80 
Gestalten of today: Early processing of visual contours and surfaces (Abstract) 
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TR-24 Suzanne Stevenson & Paola Merlo $3.95 
Lexical Structure and Processing Complexity 
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TR-25 Paola Merlo & Suzanne Stevenson $1.90 
Integrating Statistical and Structural Information in a Distributed Architecture for Syntactic Disambiguation 
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TR-26 Sven Dickinson, Henrik Christensen, John Tsotsos & Goran Olofsson $3.15 
Active Object Recognition Integrating Attention and Viewpoint Control
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TR-27 Jerry Fodor & Ernie Lepore $1.95 
The Emptiness of the Lexicon: Critical Reflections on J. Pustejovsky's "The Generative Lexicon"  (newer pdf) Click here to take a look in HTML format. 
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TR-28 Sven Dickinson, Dimitri Metaxas & Alex Pentland $2.75 
The Role of Model-Based Segmentation in the Recovery of Volumetric Parts from Range Data 
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TR-29 Sven Dickinson, Robert Bergevin, Irving Biederman, Jan-Olof Eklundh, Roger             Munck-Fairwood, Anil K. Jain & Alex Pentland $2.60 
Panel Report: The Potential of Geons for Generic 3-D Object Recognition 
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TR-30 Sven Dickinson & Dimitri Metaxas $2.65 
Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Object Representations in the Recovery and Tracking of 3-D Shape 
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TR-31 Alan Prince $1.90 
Gradient Ascent in a Linear Inhibitory Network 
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TR-32 John McCarthy & Alan Prince $9.00 
Prosodic Morphology 1986
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TR-33 Ilona Kovács, Ákos Fehér & Bela Julesz $3.05 
Medial-point Description of Shape: A Representation for Action Coding and its Psychophysical Correlates 
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TR-34 Jerry Fodor & Ernie Lepore $1.95 
Morphemes matter; the continuing case against lexical decomposition (Or: Please don't play that again, Sam)* (Additional format: Microsoft Word7
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TR-35 Thomas Papathomas & Andrei Gorea & Ákos Fehér & Tiffany Conway $3.15 
Attention Based Texture Segregation 
TR-36 Ali Shokoufandeh & Ivan Marsic & Sven Dickinson $3.20 
View-Based Object Recognition Using Saliency Maps
TR-37 Sven Dickinson & Dimitri Metaxas $3.40 
Using Aspect Graphs to Control the Recovery and Tracking of Deformable Model
TR-38 Zenon Pylyshyn $3.95 
Is Vision Continuous with Cognition? -- The Case for Cognitive Impenetrability of Visual Perception (HTML version) 
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TR-39 Ali Shokoufandeh & Kaleem Siddiqi & Steven Zucker & Sven Dickinson $4.30 
Shock Graphs and Shape Matching 
TR-40 Brian Scholl & Zenon Pylyshyn $3.15 
Tracking Multiple Items Through Occlusion: Clues to Visual Objecthood 
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TR-41 Patrice Tremoulet $4.15 
Individuation and Identification of Physical Objects: Evidence From Human Infants 
TR-42 Jacob Feldman $3.30 
The Role of Objects in Perceptual Grouping 
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TR-43 Ernest Lepore & Kirk Ludwig $5.45 
The Semantics and Pragmatics of Complex Demonstratives (HTML)
TR-44  Matthew Stone $16.40 
Modality in Dialogue: Planning, Pragmatics, and Computation 
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TR-45 Shaun Nichols & Stephen Stich  $6.60 
A Cognitive Theory of Pretense 
TR-46 Jerry Fodor & Ernest Lepore $2.45 
All At Sea in Semantic Space: Churchland on Meaning Similarity 
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TR-47  Jerry Fodor & Ernest Lepore $1.95 
Why Compositionality Won't Go Away: Reflections on Horwich's "Deflationary" Theory 
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TR-48  Doug DeCarlo $10.55
Generation, Estimation and Tracking of Faces
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TR-49 Matthew Stone $2.75
Reference to Possible Worlds
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TR-50 Shaun Nichols & Stephen Stich $5.85
Reading One's Own Mind: A Cognitive Theory of Self Awareness
TR-51 Doug DeCarlo & Dimitris Metaxas $2.65
Adjusting Model Parameters using Model- Based Optical Flow Residuals
TR-52 Christopher R. Sears & Zenon W. Pylyshyn $2.05 
Multiple Object Tracking and Attentional Processing 
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TR-53 Zenon W. Pylyshyn $1.95 
Connecting Vision with the World: Tracing the Missing Link 
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TR-54 Alan Prince & Bruce Tesar $3.40 
Learning Phonotactic Distributions 
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TR-55 Matthew Stone $7.35 
First-order Multi-Modal Deduction 
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TR-56 Matthew Stone $6.85 
Indefinite Information in Modal Logic Programming
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TR-57 Vieri Samek-Lodovici & Alan Prince $6.05
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TR-58 Bruce Tesar $2.10
Using Inconsistency Detection to Overcome Structural Ambiguity in Language Learning
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TR-59 Luca Surian & Alan M. Leslie $4.10
Competence and Performance in false belief understanding: A Comparison of autistic and normal three-year-old children.
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TR-60 Alan M. Leslie $2.75
How to acquire a 'representational theory of mind'.
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TR-61 Alan M. Leslie $1.95
Theory of mind 'as a mechanism of selective attention.
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TR-62 Alan M. Leslie, Patrice D. Tremoulet, Fei Xu & Brian J. Scholl $1.70
Indexing and the object concept: Developing 'what' and 'where' systems.
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TR-63 Alan M. Leslie & Pamela Polizzi $1.80
Inhibitory processing in the false belief task: Two conjectures.
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TR-64 Alan M. Leslie & Brian J. Scholl $3.05
Modularity, Development, and 'Theory of Mind'.
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TR-65 Matthew Stone, Christine Doran, Bonnie Weber, Tonia Bleam, Martha Palmer $7.10
Microplanning with Communicative Intentions: The SPUD System
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TR-66 Jacob Feldman $2.75
A Catalog of Boolean Concepts
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TR-67 Rochel Gelman $3.20
Cognitive Development
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TR-68 Matthew Stone, Jennifer J. Venditti, Preetham Nanda, Paul Tepper $5.45
Toward an account of accented pronoun interpretation in discourse context: Evidence from eye-tracking
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TR-69 Ernie Lepore, Kent Johnson $3.20
Does Syntax Reveal Semantics? A Case Study of Complex Demonstratives
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TR-70 Ernie Lepore, Herman Cappelen $3.20
Radical and Moderate Pragmatics: Does Meaning Determine Truth Conditions?
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TR-71 Vieri Samek-Lodovici and Alan Prince $3.30
Fundamental Properties of Harmonic Bounding
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TR-72 John Alderete, Bruce Tesar
Learning Covert Phonological Interaction: An Analysis of the Problem Posed by the Interaction of Stress and Epenthesis
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TR-73 Jacob Feldman, Manish Singh
Information Along Contours and Object Boundaries
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TR-74 Jacob Feldman & Patrice D. Tremoulet
Individuation of visual objects over time
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TR-75 Jerry Fodor & Ernie Lepore
Context & Compositionality
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TR-76 Karin Stromswold and Ellyn Sheffield
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Noise & Language Development
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TR-77 Karin Stromswold
Why aren't identical twins linguistically identical? Genetic, prenatal, and postnatal factors.
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TR-78 Karin Stromswold
Genetic Specificity of Linguistic Heritability.
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TR-79 Karin Stromswold
The Nature and Acquisition of Lexical and Functional Categories.
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Note: TR#79 is dated 1994 and pre-dates some of the above TR's.
TR-80 Jacob Feldman
Bayes and the Simplicity Principle in Perception.
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TR-81 Karin Stromswold
Genetics and the Evolution of Language: What genetic studies reveal about the evolution of language.
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TR-82 Karin Stromswold
Biological and Psychosocial Factors Affect Linguistic and Cognitive Development Differently: A Twin Study.
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TR-83 Karin Stromswold
The Validity of the Parent Administered Language (PAL) Test for Preschool-Aged Children View: (in .pdf format)
TR-84 Karin Stromswold, Ellyn Sheffield, Debra Truit, and Diane Molnar
Parents Can Test Preschool Children's Language: the Parent-Administered Language (PAL) Test View: (in .pdf format)
TR-85 Karin Stromswold
Why Children Understand and Misunderstand Sentences: An Eye-tracking Study of Passive Sentences View: (in .pdf format)
TR-86 Karin Stromswold
Glucocorticosteroids selectively impair language development View: (in .pdf format)
TR-87 Jacob Feldman & Patrice D. Tremoulet
The Attribution of Mental Architecture from Motion: Towards a Computational Theory View: (in .pdf format)
TR-88 Choon-Kyu Lee & Karin Stromswold
Relative-clause processing in Korean adults: Effects of constituent order and prosody. (in .pdf format)
TR-89 Nora Isacoff & Karin Stromswold
Lions And Tigers And Bears: Are They Merely Mammals Or Really Scary? (in .pdf format)
TR-90 Nora Isacoff & Karin Stromswold
Not All Verbal Fluency Tasks Are Created Equal: Lexical Access from 3 to 5 (in .pdf format)

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