Matthew Green

Dr Matthew Green

  • Demonstrator In Psychology
  • Poole House P104, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I studied Cognitive Science at the University of Exeter in the Psychology and Computing Science departments, followed by a Masters in Psychological Research Methods, and a PhD in Psycholinguistics. I then took up a series of posts at the University of Aberdeen: Research Fellowship in Computing Science [Natural Language Generation]; Teaching Fellowship in Psychology; Research Fellowship in Computing Science [Scrutable Autonomous Systems]. I am currently working in Psychology at Bournemouth University.

Research

The Computational Linguistics community provides well-specified and fully-implemented models of parser load during sentence processing (e.g., surprisal; entropy reduction). These models await further testing by the Psycholinguistics community using human readers (e.g., by evaluating model parser load predictions against human sentence processing difficulty measured using eye-tracking). My current research aims to carry out some of this testing.

I am also involved in developing a way of evaluating hypotheses about foraging behaviour using eye-tracking and agent-based modelling.

Favourites

  • Green, M.J., 2021. An eye-tracking evaluation of some parser complexity metrics. Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Predicting and Improving Text Readability for Target Reader Populations, PITR 2014 at the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2014, 38-46.
  • Green, M.J., 2014. On Repairing Sentences: An Experimental and Computational Analysis of Recovery from Unexpected Syntactic Disambiguation in Sentence Parsing. PhD Thesis. University of Exeter, Psychology.
  • Mitchell, D.C., Shen, X., Green, M.J. and Hodgson, T.L., 2008. Accounting for regressive eye-movements in models of sentence processing: A reappraisal of the Selective Reanalysis hypothesis. Journal of Memory and Language, 59 (3), 266-293.
  • Mitchell, D.C., Shen, X. and Green, M.J., 2007. Does selective reanalysis really play a role in sentence processing? : implications for computational models of eye-movement behaviour. In: 13th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing 24-27 August 2007 Turku, Finland.
  • Green, M.J. and Mitchell, D.C., 2006. Absence of real evidence against competition during syntactic ambiguity resolution. Journal of Memory and Language, 55 (1), 1-17.

Journal Articles

  • Jager, B., Green, M.J. and Cleland, A.A., 2016. Polysemy in the mental lexicon: relatedness and frequency affect representational overlap. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31 (3), 425-429.
  • Mitchell, D.C., Shen, X., Green, M.J. and Hodgson, T.L., 2008. Accounting for regressive eye-movements in models of sentence processing: A reappraisal of the Selective Reanalysis hypothesis. Journal of Memory and Language, 59 (3), 266-293.
  • Green, M.J. and Mitchell, D.C., 2006. Absence of real evidence against competition during syntactic ambiguity resolution. Journal of Memory and Language, 55 (1), 1-17.

Chapters

Conferences

  • Green, M.J., 2021. An eye-tracking evaluation of some parser complexity metrics. Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Predicting and Improving Text Readability for Target Reader Populations, PITR 2014 at the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2014, 38-46.
  • Tintarev, N., Green, M., Masthoff, J. and Hermens, F., 2015. Benefits and risks of emphasis adaptation in study workflows. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1388.
  • Tintarev, N., Kutlak, R., Oren, N., Van Deemter, K., Green, M., Masthoff, J. and Vasconcelos, W., 2013. SAsSy - Scrutable autonomous systems. Do-Form: Enabling Domain Experts to Use Formalised Reasoning - AISB Convention 2013, 1-3.
  • Caminada, M., Podlaszewski, M. and Green, M., 2013. Explaining the outcome of knowledge-based systems; a discussion-based approach. Do-Form: Enabling Domain Experts to Use Formalised Reasoning - AISB Convention 2013, 21-24.
  • Green, M.J. and van Deemter, K., 2013. The utility of vagueness: does it lie elsewhere? In: PRE-CogSci 2013 -- Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between cognitive and computational approaches to reference. 35th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013) 31 July-3 August 2013 Berlin, Germany. Production of referring expressions: Bridging the gap between cognitive and computational approaches to reference.
  • van Deemter, K. and Green, M.J., 2013. Why be Vague? In: Dealing Reasonably with Blurred Boundaries 25-27 April 2013 Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover.
  • Green, M.J. and van Deemter, K., 2012. Vagueness in referring expressions of quantity: effects on the audience. SIPI: Symposium: Influencing People with Information.
  • Siddharthan, A., Green, M., Van Deemter, K., Mellish, C. and Van Der Wal, R., 2012. Blogging birds: Generating narratives about reintroduced species to promote public engagement. INLG 2012 - Proceedings of the 7th International Natural Language Generation Conference, 120-124.
  • Green, M.J. and van Deemter, K., 2011. Vagueness as cost reduction: An empirical test. In: PRE-CogSci 2011 -- Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between computational, empirical and theoretical approaches to reference. 33rd Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2011) 20-23 July 2011 Boston, Massachusetts. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
  • Mitchell, D.C., Shen, X. and Green, M.J., 2007. Does selective reanalysis really play a role in sentence processing? : implications for computational models of eye-movement behaviour. In: 13th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing 24-27 August 2007 Turku, Finland.

Theses

  • Green, M.J., 2014. On Repairing Sentences: An Experimental and Computational Analysis of Recovery from Unexpected Syntactic Disambiguation in Sentence Parsing. PhD Thesis. University of Exeter, Psychology.