Robin L. Hill

Robin L. Hill
The University of Edinburgh | UoE · Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC)

B.Sc.(Hons), M.Phil., Ph.D.

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Additional affiliations
March 2018 - September 2020
The University of Edinburgh
Position
  • Laboratory Manager
February 2016 - August 2019
The University of Edinburgh
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 1996 - June 2003
University of Dundee
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 1994 - June 1996
University of Dundee
Field of study
  • Cognitive Science
September 1990 - June 1994
University of St Andrews
Field of study
  • Logic & Philosophy of Science - Statistics

Publications

Publications (36)
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Translating text into a language unknown to the text's author, dubbed outbound translation, is a modern need for which the user experience has significant room for improvement, beyond the basic machine translation facility. We demonstrate this by showing three ways in which user confidence in the outbound translation, as well as its overall final q...
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Human interaction relies on a wide range of signals, including non-verbal cues. In order to develop effective Explainable Planning (XAIP) agents it is important that we understand the range and utility of these communication channels. Our starting point is existing results from joint task interaction and their study in cognitive science. Our intent...
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Twitter has identified 2,752 accounts that it believes are linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian company that creates online propaganda. These accounts are known to have tweeted about the US 2016 Elections and the list was submitted as evidence by Twitter to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. T...
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In a review into automated and malicious activity Twitter released a list of accounts that they believed were connected to state sponsored manipulation of the 2016 American Election. This list details 2,752 accounts Twitter believed to be controlled by Russian operatives. In the absence of a similar list of operatives active within the debate on th...
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Ubiquitous mobile computing offers innovative approaches in the delivery of information that can facilitate free roaming of the city, informing and guiding the tourist as the city unfolds before them. However making frequent visual reference to mobile devices can be distracting, the user having to interact via a small screen thus disrupting the exp...
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This work is produced by researchers at the Neuropolitics Research Lab, School of Social and Political Science and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. In this report we provide an analysis of the social media posts on the British general election 2017 over the month running up to the vote. We find that pro-Labour sentiment dom...
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We conducted a field trial in computer-assisted professional translation to compare interactive translation prediction (ITP) against conventional post-editing (PE) of machine translation (MT) output. In contrast to the conventional PE set-up, where an MT system first produces a static translation hypothesis that is then edited by a professional (he...
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Accessibility theory associates more complex referring expressions with less accessible referents. Felicitous referring expressions should reflect accessibility from the addressee's perspective, which may be difficult for speakers to assess incrementally. If mechanisms shared by perception and production help interlocutors align internal representa...
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Eye-tracking is a valuable tool for usability research. Studies into the effect of age on eye-movement behavior tend to indicate a propensity for slower viewing and longer times spent examining information. This pattern is usually attributed to the general physiological and cognitive slow-down associated with normal aging. In this paper, however, a...
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Where does one attend when viewing dynamic scenes? Research into the factors influencing gaze location during static scene viewing have reported that low-level visual features contribute very little to gaze location especially when opposed by high-level factors such as viewing task. However, the inclusion of transient features such as motion in dyn...
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Eyetracking facilities are typically restricted to monitoring a single person viewing static images or pre-recorded video. In the present article, we describe a system that makes it possible to study visual attention in coordination with other activity during joint action. The software links two eyetracking systems in parallel and provides an on-sc...
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Generating referring expressions is a task that has received a great deal of attention in the natural-language generation community, with an increasing amount of recent effort targeted at the generation of multimodal referring expressions. However, most implemented systems tend to assume very little shared knowledge between the speaker and the hear...
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This chapter discusses some of the issues that reflect the wide diversity of eye-movement research. It provides an up-to-date impression of the most significant developments in the area, based on findings from a survey of eye-movement researchers and database searches. Recent developments include the history of eye-movement research, eye movements...
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A proof of concept web search and navigation system was developed for older people for whom the Internet is seen as an alien territory. A joint industry/academia team deployed User Sensitive Inclusive Design principles, focusing on the usability of the interface for this user group. The search and navigation system that was developed was significan...
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Eye-movement recording has become the method of choice in a wide variety of disciplines investigating how the mind and brain work. This volume brings together recent, high-quality eye-movement research from many different disciplines and, in doing so, presents a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in eye-movement research. Sections inclu...
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Contemporary technology offers many benefits to older people, but these are often rendered inaccessible through poor software design. As the Internet increasingly becomes a source of information and services it is vital to ensure that older people can access these resources. As part of project funded by the UK government, a multi-disciplinary team...
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We investigated whether recent discoveries about the cognitive representation of numbers would predict performance in a graph comprehension task. Participants decided verbally whether statements of the form ‘A>B’ were correct descriptions of subsequently presented bar graphs. We observed longer decision times for horizontal compared to vertical bar...
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The difficulties that older adults encounter browsing the web have been reported by a number of researchers. Hitherto, research has focused on improving content with little attention being given to the effects that the browser itself may have on the difficulties people encounter. We report on the development of an alternative browser which was desi...
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Previous research with manual response methods has found evidence for an association between numbers and space. The present study investigated whether eye movements also show this association. Eye movement responses were recorded from 15 healthy participants as they categorized the digits 0-9 as odd or even. Responses were initiated faster to the l...
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shown (Mitchell & Green, 1978; Rayner et al., 2000) that readers engage in additional processing when they reach the end of a sentence. If the additional processing due to sentence wrapup affects the depth of lexical processing, we expect a larger frequency effect when the critical word is at the end of the sentence than when it is not. Finally, we...
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The current body of evidence for the prosodic facilitation of parsing is mixed (e.g. Watt & Murray, 1996 vs. Kjelgaard & Speer, 1999), maintaining Nicol's (1996) position that prosody only provides useful disambiguating information in certain instances. Part of the explanation for this might relate to the unreliable and inconsistent production of p...
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While it has been widely assumed that punctuation may play a critical role in reading, there has been relatively little direct empirical investigation of its effects on the process in general or eye movements in particular. Most research on sentence parsing has either avoided the use of punctuation or simply assumed that it necessarily serves a dis...
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While it has been widely assumed that punctuation may play a critical role in parsing, there has been relatively little direct empirical investigation of its effects. Most researchers have either avoided the use of punctuation or have simply assumed that it will serve a disambiguating role. There has been little or no consideration of how 'disambig...
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Although there has been some speculation concerning the role played by punctuation in parsing, there has been amazingly little empirical investigation of the issue. Punctuation appears to be a widely neglected topic. For the most part, where punctuation has been included in parsing studies, investigators have simply assumed that punctuation, such a...
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This study examines a number of aspects of how punctuation can influence the structural processing of written sentences. Although there has been some speculation in the past about the importance of punctuation (the justification for which is presented here) this has never been thoroughly investigated. Frazier's (1987) Garden Path Model is used as a...

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