Timothy J. O’Donnell

Core Academic Member
Timothy J. O’Donnell
Assistant Professor, McGill University
Timothy J. O’Donnell

In my research, I develop mathematical models of language generalization, learning, and processing. My research draws on experimental methods from psychology, formal modeling techniques from natural language processing, theoretical tools from linguistics, and problems from all three.

Publications

2020-11

Recursive Top-Down Production for Sentence Generation with Latent Trees
Shawn Tan, Yikang Shen, Alessandro Sordoni, Aaron Courville and Timothy J. O’Donnell
EMNLP 2020
(2020-11-01)
dblp.uni-trier.de

2020-10

Recursive Top-Down Production for Sentence Generation with Latent Trees.
Shawn Tan, Yikang Shen, Timothy J. O'Donnell, Alessandro Sordoni and Aaron Courville
arXiv preprint arXiv:2010.04704
(2020-10-09)
arxiv.orgPDF

2020-08

Statistical Evidence for Learnable Lexical Subclasses in Japanese
Takashi Morita and Timothy J. O’Donnell
Linguistic Inquiry
(2020-08-06)
www.mitpressjournals.org

2020-07

Probing Linguistic Systematicity
Emily Goodwin, Koustuv Sinha and Timothy J. O’Donnell
Exploiting Syntactic Structure for Better Language Modeling: A Syntactic Distance Approach
Wenyu Du, Zhouhan Lin, Yikang Shen, Timothy J. O’Donnell, Yoshua Bengio and Yue Zhang
ACL 2020
(2020-07-05)
acl2020.org
Five Ways in Which Computational Modeling Can Help Advance Cognitive Science: Lessons From Artificial Grammar Learning.
Willem Zuidema, Robert M. French, Raquel G. Alhama, Kevin Ellis, Timothy J. O'Donnell, Tim Sainburg and Timothy Q. Gentner
Topics in Cognitive Science
(2020-07-01)
onlinelibrary.wiley.com

2020-05

Exploiting Syntactic Structure for Better Language Modeling: A Syntactic Distance Approach
Wenyu Du, Zhouhan Lin, Yikang Shen, Timothy J. O'Donnell, Yoshua Bengio and Yue Zhang
arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.05864
(2020-05-12)
aps.arxiv.orgPDF

2019-12

CLOSURE: Assessing Systematic Generalization of CLEVR Models.
Dzmitry Bahdanau, Harm de Vries, Timothy J. O'Donnell, Shikhar Murty, Philippe Beaudoin, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron C. Courville

2019-11

Universality and diversity in human song.
Samuel A. Mehr, Manvir Singh, Dean Knox, Daniel M. Ketter, Daniel Pickens-Jones, S. Atwood, Christopher Lucas, Nori Jacoby, Alena A. Egner, Erin J. Hopkins, Rhea M. Howard, Joshua K. Hartshorne, Mariela V. Jennings, Jan Simson, Constance M. Bainbridge, Steven Pinker, Timothy J. O’Donnell, Max M. Krasnow and Luke Glowacki
Science
(2019-11-22)
hraf.yale.eduPDF

2019-08

A thousand studies for the price of one: Accelerating psychological science with Pushkin.
Joshua K Hartshorne, Joshua R de Leeuw, Noah D Goodman, Mariela Jennings and Timothy J O'Donnell
Behavior Research Methods
(2019-08-01)
link.springer.com

2019-07

Morphological Irregularity Correlates with Frequency
Shijie Wu, Ryan Cotterell and Timothy O'Donnell

2019-04

A deep neural network approach to investigate tone space in languages
Bing'er Jiang, Tim O'Donnell and Meghan Clayards
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
(2019-04-23)
ui.adsabs.harvard.edu

2019-01

Evaluating systematicity in neural networks with natural language inference.
Emily Goodwin, Koustuv Sinha and Timothy J. O'Donnell
Cognitive Science
(2019-01-01)
dblp.uni-trier.de
On Robustness: An Undervalued Dimension of Human Rationality.
Ardavan Salehi Nobandegani, Kevin da Silva Castanheira, Timothy O'Donnell and Thomas R. Shultz
Cognitive Science
(2019-01-01)
dblp.uni-trier.de
Harmonic Syntax in Time: Rhythm Improves Grammatical Models of Harmony.
Daniel Harasim, Timothy J. O'Donnell and Martin Rohrmeier
ISMIR 2019
(2019-01-01)
dblp.uni-trier.de

2018-11

A natural history of song [working paper]
Samuel Mehr, Manvir Singh, Dean Knox, Christopher Lucas, Daniel Ketter, Daniel Pickens-Jones, Nori Jacoby, Timothy J. O'Donnell, Steven Pinker and Max Krasnow
(venue unknown)
(2018-11-22)
osf.io

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