Modelling the Tip-Of-the-Tongue State in Guided Propagation Networks

Dominique G. Béroule, Michael Zock


We start by presenting the Tip-Of-the-Tongue (TOT) problem and some theories accounting for it. We go then on to consider it within the framework of a neurobiological, computational model: Guided Propagation Networks (GPNs). “Selective facilitation”, a feature of the model, allows us to formulate and test various hypotheses accounting for the impeded access to a target word. We will illustrate and test them via a computer program simulating the TOT state. A comparison with other “spreading activation” models is proposed in the final discussion, as well as an evaluation of the proposed hypotheses. The abstract should summarize the contents of the paper and should contain at least 70 and at most 150 words. It should be set in 9-point font size and should be inset 1.0 cm from the right and left margins. There should be two blank (10-point) lines before and after the abstract.


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Béroule D. and Zock M. (2009). Modelling the Tip-Of-the-Tongue State in Guided Propagation Networks . In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-92-0, pages 77-93. DOI: 10.5220/0002202300770093

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author={Dominique G. Béroule and Michael Zock},
title={Modelling the Tip-Of-the-Tongue State in Guided Propagation Networks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2009)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2009)
TI - Modelling the Tip-Of-the-Tongue State in Guided Propagation Networks
SN - 978-989-8111-92-0
AU - Béroule D.
AU - Zock M.
PY - 2009
SP - 77
EP - 93
DO - 10.5220/0002202300770093