Dr. Vera Demberg (female) heads the independent research group “Cognitive Models of Human Language Processing and their Application to Dialogue System” at the Cluster of Excellence for Multimodal Computing and Interaction. Her research brings together computational linguistics and psycholinguistics, focusing on computational models of human language processing. The theoretic interest of her work is to gain a better understanding of human cognition, in particular with respect to language processing and cognitive control. Goals of the research group are to investigate how different aspects of language including syntax, semantics and discourse cues affect comprehension in humans, and how such linguistic means can be used to manage linguistically induced cognitive load. A particular interest of the group is the integration of results from psycholinguistic research with text planning and generation, with the goal of designing spoken dialogue systems which can adapt to the user and the situation (e.g., usage of a dialogue system while driving a car).
Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 739578
This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.