Search Results for author: Simon DeDeo

Found 14 papers, 3 papers with code

The Diversity of Argument-Making in the Wild: from Assumptions and Definitions to Causation and Anecdote in Reddit's "Change My View"

no code implementations16 May 2022 Robin W. Na, Simon DeDeo

Data from r/CMV also reveal differences in efficacy: personal experience and, to a lesser extent, arguments about causation and examples, are most likely to shift a person's view, while arguments about relevance are the least.


When Science is a Game

no code implementations10 Jun 2020 Simon DeDeo

What happens when scientists are, at certain points in a field's development, playing a game?

History and Philosophy of Physics Physics and Society

From Probability to Consilience: How Explanatory Values Implement Bayesian Reasoning

no code implementations3 Jun 2020 Zachary Wojtowicz, Simon DeDeo

Recent work in cognitive science has uncovered a diversity of explanatory values, or dimensions along which we judge explanations as better or worse.


Epistemic Phase Transitions in Mathematical Proofs

1 code implementation31 Mar 2020 Scott Viteri, Simon DeDeo

Mathematical proofs are both paradigms of certainty and some of the most explicitly-justified arguments that we have in the cultural record.

Mathematical Proofs Philosophy

How we do things with words: Analyzing text as social and cultural data

no code implementations2 Jul 2019 Dong Nguyen, Maria Liakata, Simon DeDeo, Jacob Eisenstein, David Mimno, Rebekah Tromble, Jane Winters

Second, we hope to provide a set of best practices for working with thick social and cultural concepts.

Sameness Entices, but Novelty Enchants in Fanfiction Online

1 code implementation16 Apr 2019 Elise Jing, Simon DeDeo, Devin Robert Wright, Yong-Yeol Ahn

Cultural evolution is driven by how we choose what to consume and share with others.

Language Modelling

Lévy Flights of the Collective Imagination

1 code implementation10 Dec 2018 William H. W. Thompson, Zachary Wojtowicz, Simon DeDeo

We present a structured random-walk model that captures key aspects of how people communicate in groups.


Aggression heuristics underlie animal dominance hierarchies and provide evidence of group-level social information

no code implementations16 Oct 2018 Elizabeth A. Hobson, Dan Mønster, Simon DeDeo

Members of a social species need to make appropriate decisions about who, how, and when to interact with others in their group.

Opacity, Obscurity, and the Geometry of Question-Asking

no code implementations21 Sep 2018 Christina Boyce-Jacino, Simon DeDeo

Asking questions is a pervasive human activity, but little is understood about what makes them difficult to answer.


The Development of Darwin's Origin of Species

no code implementations26 Feb 2018 Jaimie Murdock, Colin Allen, Simon DeDeo

From 1837, when he returned to England aboard the $\textit{HMS Beagle}$, to 1860, just after publication of $\textit{The Origin of Species}$, Charles Darwin kept detailed notes of each book he read or wanted to read.

Topic Models

Exploration and Exploitation of Victorian Science in Darwin's Reading Notebooks

no code implementations23 Sep 2015 Jaimie Murdock, Colin Allen, Simon DeDeo

Our quantitative methods advance the study of cognitive search through a framework for testing interactions between individual and collective behavior and between short- and long-term consumption choices.

Decision Making Topic Models

Optimal high-level descriptions of dynamical systems

no code implementations25 Sep 2014 David H. Wolpert, Joshua A. Grochow, Eric Libby, Simon DeDeo

These include SSC as a measure of the complexity of a dynamical system, and as a way to quantify information flow between the scales of a system.

Vocal Bursts Intensity Prediction

Robust Compressed Sensing and Sparse Coding with the Difference Map

no code implementations31 Oct 2013 Will Landecker, Rick Chartrand, Simon DeDeo

In compressed sensing, we wish to reconstruct a sparse signal $x$ from observed data $y$.

Image Reconstruction

Demystifying Information-Theoretic Clustering

no code implementations15 Oct 2013 Greg Ver Steeg, Aram Galstyan, Fei Sha, Simon DeDeo

We propose a novel method for clustering data which is grounded in information-theoretic principles and requires no parametric assumptions.


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