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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (4) : 459-470     DOI:
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Advances in Cognitive Mechanisms of Word Segmentation During Chinese Reading
LI Xing-Shan;LIU Ping-Ping;MA Guo-Jie
(1 Key laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China)
(2 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)
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Abstract  A number of cognitive studies have indicated that words play a critical role in reading. Hence, word segmentation is an important procedure in reading. Unlike alphabetic writing systems such as English, there are no spaces between words. Without spaces, how do Chinese readers segment words? In this article, recent progresses in the following topics on Chinese word segmentation are reviewed: 1) Evidences that Chinese characters belonging to a word are processed as a unit; 2) Some recent psychological studies on Chinese word segmentation and some of the models; 3) Word segmentation studies in computer sciences; 4) Future directions on this topic.
Keywords word segmentation      word recognition      word boundary effect      Chinese reading     
Corresponding Authors: LI Xing-Shan   
Issue Date: 15 April 2011
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LI Xing-Shan,LIU Ping-Ping,MA Guo-Jie. Advances in Cognitive Mechanisms of Word Segmentation During Chinese Reading[J]. , 2011, 19(4): 459-470.
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