Computational models of reading: a handbook

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This book describes computational models of reading, or models that simulate and explain the mental processes that support the reading of text. The book provides introductory chapters on both reading research and computer models. The central chapters of the book then review what has been learned about reading from empirical research on four core reading processes: word identification, sentence processing, discourse representation, and how these three processes are coordinated with visual processing, attention, and eye-movement control. These central chapters also review an influential sample of computer models that have been developed to explain these key empirical findings, as well as comparative analyses of those models. The final chapter attempts to integrate this empirical and theoretical work by both describing a new comprehensive model of reading, Über-Reader, and reporting several simulations to illustrate how the model accounts for many of the basic phenomena related to reading.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages544
ISBN (Electronic)9780190853822, 9780190669096
ISBN (Print)9780195370669
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameOxford series on cognitive models and architectures


  • reading
  • reading, psychology of
  • human information processing
  • word recognition


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