CV

Education

Graduate student (2016-present)
University of California, San Diego: Department of Cognitive Science
Advisor: Benjamin Bergen

B.A. in Cognitive Science (2010-2014)
University of California, Berkeley: Department of Cognitive Science
Thesis advisor: Terry Regier

Research

Journal Publications

Trott, S., & Bergen, B. (2020). Why do human languages have homophones?. Cognition, 205, 104449. [Link to paper][Link to preprint][Data and code for analysis]

Trott, S., & Bergen, B. (2020). When do comprehenders mentalize for pragmatic inference?. Discourse Processes. [Link to preprint][Data and code for analysis]

Trott, S., & Rossano, F. (2020). The Role of Entitlement in Formatting Preferences Across Requesters and Recipients. Discourse Processes, 1-22. [Link to paper][Data and code for analysis]

Trott, S., & Bergen, B. (2018). Individual Differences in Mentalizing Capacity Predict Indirect Request Comprehension. Discourse Processes. [Link] [Link to experimental materials]

Conference Proceedings

Trott, S., & Bergen, B. (2021). RAW-C: Relatedness of Ambiguous Words, in Context (A New Lexical Resource for English). ACL-IJCNLP-2021. [Link to paper] [link to dataset and code]

Trott, S., Torrent, T. T., Chang, N., & Schneider, N. (2020). (Re) construing Meaning in NLP. ACL 2020. [Link to paper]

Trott, S., Reed, S., Ferreira, V., & Bergen, B. (2019) Prosodic cues signal the intent of potential indirect requests. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [Link] [Data and code for analysis]

Trott, S., & Bergen, B. (2017, October). A theoretical model of indirect request comprehension. In 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series. [Link]

Trott, S., & Rossano, F. (2017, October). Theoretical Concerns for the Integration of Repair. In 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series. [Link to download]

Trott, S., Eppe, M., & Feldman, J. (2016). Recognizing intention from natural language: clarification dialog and construction grammar. In Workshop on Communicating Intentions in Human-Robot Interaction. [Link] [Link to project page]

Eppe, M., Trott, S., & Feldman, J. (2016, October). Exploiting deep semantics and compositionality of natural language for Human-Robot-Interaction. In 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 731-738). IEEE. [Link] [Link to project page]

Trott, S., Appriou, A., Feldman, J., & Janin, A. (2015, September). Natural language understanding and communication for multi-agent systems. In 2015 AAAI Fall Symposium Series. [Link to download] [Link to project page]

Posters

Trott, S., Semenuks, A., Bergen, B. (2019). Sub-morphemic form-meaning systematicity: the impact of onset phones on word concreteness. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Poster presentation. [Link to code] [Link to Jupyter notebook]

Presentations

Trott, S., Bergen, B. (2020) Why do human languages have homophony (and polysemy)? Center for Research in Language (CRL), UC San Diego.

Trott, S., Bergen, B. (2019) Why do homophones exist? Center for Research in Language (CRL), UC San Diego.