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Computational morphology, syntax, and translation

Andargachew M., Binyam E., Gasser, M., and Nürnberger, A. (2018). Contemporary Amharic Corpus: automatically morpho-syntactically tagged Amharic corpus. COLING 2018 Workshop on Linguistic Resources for NLP
Gasser, M. (2018). Mainumby: un ayudante para la traducción castellano-guaraní. Tercer Seminario Internacional sobre Traducción, Terminología y Lenguas Minorizadas, Asunción, Paraguay, 19-21 julio, 2018. arXiv entry
Gasser, M. (2017). Minimal dependency translation: a framework for computer-assisted translation for under-resourced languages. EAI International Conference on ICT for Development for Africa, Sept. 25-27, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. arXiv entry
Rudnick, A., Skidmore, T., Samaniego, A., Gasser, M. (2014). Guampa: a toolkit for collaborative translation. International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, 9.
Rudnick, A., Rios, A., and Gasser, M. (2014). Enhancing a rule-based MT system with cross-lingual WSD. International Workshop of the Special Interest Group on Speech and Language Technology for Minority Languages, 9.
Rudnick, A., Liu, C., and Gasser, M. (2013). HLTDI: CL-WSD using Markov random fields for SemEval-2013 Task 10. International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, 7.
Rudnick, A., and Gasser, M. (2013). Lexical selection for hybrid MT with sequence labeling. Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation, 2.
Wondwossen M., Gasser, M., and Baye Yimam (2012). Incremental learning of affix segmentation. International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING). Mumbai, India. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2012). Toward a rule-based system for English-Amharic translation. SALTMIL-AfLaT Workshop on Language Technology for Normalisation of Less-Resourced Languages. Istanbul. [PDF]
Wondwossen M. and Gasser, M. (2012). Learning morphological rules for Amharic verbs using inductive logic programming. SALTMIL-AfLaT Workshop on Language Technology for Normalisation of Less-Resourced Languages. Istanbul. [PDF]
Sulaiman, S., Gasser, M., Kübler, S. (2011). Towards a Malay derivational lexicon: learning affixes using Expectation Maximization. Second Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing. Chiangmai, Thailand.
Gasser, M. (2011). HornMorpho: a system for morphological processing of Amharic, Oromo, and Tigrinya. Conference on Human Language Technology for Development, Alexandria, Egypt. [PDF]
Anberbir, T., Takara, T., Gasser, M., and Yoon, K.D. (2011). Grapheme-to-phoneme conversion for Amharic text-to-speech system. Conference on Human Language Technology for Develpment, Alexandria, Egypt.
Gasser, M. (2011). Towards synchronous Extensible Dependency Grammar. International Workshop on Free/Open-Source Rule-Based Machine Translation, 2. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2010). Expanding the lexicon for a resource-poor language using a morphological analyzer and a web crawler. Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, 7. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2010). A dependency grammar for Amharic. Workshop on Language Resources and Human Language Technologies for Semitic Languages. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2009). Semitic morphological analysis and generation using finite state transducers with feature structures. Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 12. [PDF]

Democratization of information and knowledge

Gasser, M. (2018). La democratización del conocimiento y el desarrollo de las lenguas minorizadas en la Época Digital. Tercer Seminario Internacional sobre Traducción, Terminología y Lenguas Minorizadas, Asunción, Paraguay, 19-21 julio, 2018. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2011). Computational morphology and the teaching of indigenous languages. In S. Coronel-Molina and J. McDowell (Eds.), Proceedings of the First Symposium on Teaching Indigenous Languages of Latin America, pp. 52-63. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2006). Machine translation and the future of indigenous languages. I Congreso Internacional de Lenguas y Literaturas Indoamericanas, October, 2006, Temuco, Chile. [PDF]
Gasser, M., Hockema, S., & Kane, M. (2006). Information is power: intelligent tools for information access and evaluation. World Forum on Information Society, Tunis, Tunisia. [PDF]

Language acquisition and evolution

Gasser, M., Sethuraman, N., & Hockema. S. (2010). Iconicity in expressives: an empirical investigation. Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language 7: Empirical and Experimental Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research. [PDF]
Colunga, E., Smith, L. B. & Gasser, M. (2009). Correlation versus prediction in children's word learning: Cross-linguistic evidence and simulations. Language and Cognition, 1:2.
Williams, P., Beer, R., & Gasser, M. (2008). Evolving referential communication in embodied dynamical agents. International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALife XI), 11.
Smith, L. B. & Gasser, M. (2005). The development of embodied cognition: six lessons from babies. Artificial Life, 11, 13-30. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2004). The origins of arbitrariness in language. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 26. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (2002). Computational models of language learning. In D. Chalmers, P. Culicover, R. French, R. Goldstone, & L. Nadel (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. London: Nature Publishing Group. [zipped MS Word]
Colunga, E., Gasser, M. & Smith, L. B. (2002). Attention to different cues in noun learning: the effect of English vs. Spanish mass/count syntax. In B. Skarabela, S. Fish, & A. H-J. Do (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville MA: Cascadilla Press.
Regier, T., Corrigan, B., Cabasaan, M., Woodward, A., Gasser, M., Smith, L. (2001). The emergence of words. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 23. [PDF]
Gasser, M. & Smith, L. B. (1998). Learning nouns and adjectives: a connectionist account. Language and Cognitive Processes, 13, 269-306. [PDF]
Gasser, M., & Colunga, E. (1998). Where do relations come from? Indiana University Cognitive Science Program, Technical Report #221. Bloomington, IN. [PDF]
Smith, L. B., Gasser, M., & Sandhofer, C. (1997). Learning to talk about the properties of objects: A network model of the development of dimensions. In R. Goldstone, D. Medin, & P. G. Schyns (Eds.), Mechanisms of perceptual learning, Psychology of Learning and Motivation series, pp. 220-255. San Diego: Academic Press.
Gasser, M. (1997). Transfer in a connectionist model of the acquisition of morphology. In H. Baayen & R. Schroeder (Eds.), Yearbook of Morphology, 1996, pp. 97-116. Dordrecht: Foris. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1995). Relating comprehension and production in the acquisition of morphology. In C. Koster & F. Wijnen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Groningen Assembly on Language Acquisition, 1995, pp. 197-206. Groningen: Centre for Language and Cognition. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1994). Acquiring receptive morphology: a connectionist model. Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 32, 279-286. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1994). Modularity in a connectionist model of morphology acquisition. International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 15, 214-220. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1993). Learning words in time: Towards a modular connectionist account of the acquisition of receptive morphology. (Report 384). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, Computer Science Department. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1992). Phonology as a byproduct of learning to recognize and produce words: A connectionist model. Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2, 277-280.
Gasser, M. (1992). Learning distributed representations for syllables. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 14, 396-401. [PDF]
Lee, C-D., & Gasser, M. (1992). Where do underlying representations come from? A connectionist approach to the acquisition of phonological rules. In J. Dinsmore (Ed.), The symbolic and connectionist paradigms: Bridging the gap, pp. 179-207. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Gasser, M., & Lee, C.-D. (1991). A short-term memory architecture for the learning of morphophonemic rules. In R. P. Lippmann, J. E. Moody, & D. S. Touretzky (Eds.), Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 3, 605-611. San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann. [PDF]
Gasser, M., & Smith, L. B. (1991). The development of the notion of sameness: a connectionist model. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 13, 719-723. [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1990). Connectionism and universals of second language acquisition. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 12, 179-199. [PDF]

Learning and evolution of relations

Williams, P., Beer, R., & Gasser, M. (2008). An embodied dynamical approach to relational categorization. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 30.
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (2003). Pattern learning in infants and neural networks. In P. Quinlan (Ed.), Cognitive approaches to developmental psychology. Psychology Press. [PDF]
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (2001). Learning relational correlations. International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, 4, 91-96. [PDF]
Gasser, M., Colunga, E. & Smith, L. B. (2001). Developing relations. In Emile van der Zee & Urpo Nikanne (Eds.), Cognitive interfaces: constraints on linking cognitive information, pp. 185-214. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [html]
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (2000). Babies, variables, and relational correlations. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 22, 160-165. [PDF]
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (1999). How babies learn to find words. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Science , 2, 277-281. [PDF]
Colunga, E & Gasser, M. (1998). Linguistic relativity and word acquisition: a computational approach. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 20, 244-249. [PDF]
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (1998). Where do relations come from? Indiana University Cognitive Science Program, Technical Report #221, January 1998. [PDF]
Gasser, M. & Colunga, E. (1997). Playpen: toward an architecture for modeling the development of spatial cognition. Indiana University Cognitive Science Program, Technical Report #195, June 1997. [html], [PDF]
Gasser, M. (1993). The structure grounding problem. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 15, 149-152. [PDF]

Rhythm in music and language

Gasser, M., Eck, D., & Port, R. F. (1999). Meter as mechanism: a neural network that learns metrical patterns. Connection Science, 11, 187-216. [PDF]
Eck, D., Gasser, M., & Port, R. F. (1999). Dynamics and embodiment in beat induction. In P. Desain & L. Windsor (Eds.), Rhythm perception and production. Liss, NL: Swets and Zeitlinger.
Gasser, M., & Eck, D. (1996). Representing rhythmic patterns in a network of oscillators. Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, 4, 361-366. [PDF]
Port, R. F., Cummins, F., & Gasser, M. (1995). A dynamic approach to rhythm in language: toward a temporal phonology. In B. Luka and B. Need (Eds.), Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistics Society. 1995. (Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago), pp. 375-397. [PDF]

Amharic linguistics

Gasser, M. (1985). Amharic -m and -ss: Morphology, theme, and assumed knowledge. Lingua, 65, 51-106.
Gasser, M. (1983). Topic continuity in written Amharic narrative. In T. Givón (Ed.), Topic continuity in discourse: A quantitative cross-language study (pp. 99-139). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lexicon

Gasser, M. (1989). Robust lexical selection in parsing and generation. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 11, 82-89.
Gasser, M., & Dyer, M. G. (1986). Speak of the devil: Representing deictic and speech act knowledge in an integrated lexical memory. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 8, 388-398.