Preprints and Manuscripts

Snedecker, J., Brent, M. R.,, & Gleitman, L. R. (submitted). The Changing Character of the Mental Lexicon: An Information-based Account of Early Word Learning (brief excerpt)

Selected Publications

Note: The versions of papers provided here may not contain corrections made in proof. If you are going to quote any of these papers, please get an official, printed version. If you have trouble getting one, I may be able to help.

Snover, & Brent 2002. A Probabilistic Model for Learning Concatenative Morphology. Proceedings of NIPS-2002.. (in pdf) (in ps).

Snover, Jarosz, & Brent 2002. Unsupervised Learning of Morphology Using a Novel Directed Search Algorithm: Taking the First Step. ACL-2002: Workshop on Morphological and Phonological Learning. (in pdf) (in ps).

Brent, M. R. & Siskind, J. M (2001). The role of exposure to isolated words in early vocabulary development. Cognition, 81, 31-44. (abstract, full-text)

Snover & Brent (2001). A Bayesan model for Morpheme and Paradigm Discovery. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. (in pdf) (in ps).

Brent, M. R. & Tao, X. P. (2001). Chinese text segmentation with MBDP-1: Making the most of training corpora. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. (in pdf) (in ps)..

Brent, M. R., (1999). Speech segmentation and word discovery: A computational perspective. Trends in Cognitive Science, 3, 294--301. (preproof ms., in pdf)

Brent, M. R. (1999). An efficient, probabilistically sound algorithm for segmentation and word discovery. Machine Learning Journal, 34, 71--106. (preproof ms., in pdf )

Dahan, D. & Brent, M. R. (1999). On the discovery of novel word-like units from utterances: An artificial-language study with implications for native-language acquisition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 129. (preproof ms. in pdf) This paper won an award from the American Psychological Association!

Cartwright, T.A., and M. R. Brent (1997). Syntactic categorization in early language acquisition: formalizing the role of distributional analysis, Cognition 63, 121-170. (HTML Abstract)

Brent, M. R. (1997). Toward a Unified Model of Lexical Acquisition and Lexical Access. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 26, 363-375. (Full text before proofs, in postscript)

Brent, M. R. (1996). Advances in the Computational Study of Language Acquisition. Cognition cognition 61, 1-38 (HTML Abstract, Full text before proofs, in postscript ) Reprinted in Computational Approaches to Language Acquisition. M. Brent (Ed.). MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Brent, M. R., and T. A. Cartwright (1996). Distributional Regularity and Phonotactic Constraints are Useful for Segmentation. Cognition 61, 93-125. ( HTML Abstract, Full text before proofs, in postscript ) Reprinted in Computa tional Approaches to Language Acquisition. M. Brent (Ed.). MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Brent, M. R. (1994) ``Acquisition of subcategorization frames using aggregated evidence from local syntactic cues.'' Lingua, 92, 433-470. (PS) Reprinted in Acquisition of the Lexicon, L. Gleitman and B. Landau (Eds.). MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Brent, M. R. (1993) ``From grammar to lexicon: Unsupervised learning of lexical syntax.'' Computational Linguistics, 19, 243-262. Reprinted in Using Large Corpora, S. Armstrong, ed. MIT Press, Cambrdige, MA.