Chapter 9

Process Synchronization, Lexical Ambiguity Resolution, and Aphasia

Helen Gigley,     Department of Computer Science, University of New Hampshire

Publisher Summary

The chapter introduces concepts of ambiguity within a processing control paradigm based on current understanding of neural processes. It presents a model—HOPE model—that includes representation of ambiguity on many levels, in the representations as well as in the actual computations which are applied to the representations. HOPE demonstrates how context in a time-course process can effectively be used to disambiguate meanings. The chapter furthermore illustrates the possible misinterpretations that can occur due to de-synchronization of activity signal affected within ...

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