UB Center for Cognitive Science

Research Groups

Last Update: 14 January 2011, 1:12 P.M.

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Group Day Time Location Contact
Center for Cognitive Science colloquium series Wednesdays 2:00–4:00 P.M. 280 Park William J. Rapaport

Computational Psycholinguistics Lab
  • Read and discuss current computational and psycholinguistic papers,
    as well as ongoing projects being done by various students in the lab.
Wednesdays 12:00 NOON–2:00 P.M. 222–224 Clemens Douglas Roland

Ontology Research Group
Mondays 4:00 P.M. NEW 141 Park Alan Ruttenberg

Psycholinguistics Laboratory
  • Focuses on the mental representations and processing mechanisms
    involved in the comprehension of sentences and discourses.
Mondays 1:00–2:30 P.M. 366 Park Gail Mauner

Semantic Typology Lab
  • Linguistic categorization is the representation of reality in terms of semantic categories of language,
    expressed by words, phrases, and utterances.
  • Semantic typology is the crosslinguistic study of linguistic categorization.
    It asks to what extent and in what respects languages differ in how they represent reality.

  • Meetings are open to anybody with an interest in semantic typology.
Tuesdays 2:00–3:20 P.M. 617 Baldy Jürgen Bohnemeyer

SNePS Research Group (SNeRG)
  • The goal of SNeRG is to understand the nature of intelligent cognitive processes,
    by developing and experimenting with computational cognitive agents that are able to
    use and understand natural language, reason, act, and solve problems in a wide variety of domains.

    Our principal research area is knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR)
    in support of natural-language-competent autonomous agents.

    This includes research in:

    • logics for KRR
    • natural-language understanding & generation
    • cognitive architectures
    • acting formalisms
    • belief change
    • models of time, self, & other agents.

    The group is widely known for its development of the SNePS KRR and acting system,
    and Cassie, its computerized cognitive agent.

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Fridays 11:00 A.M.–1:30 P.M. 242 Bell Stuart C. Shapiro

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