Modeling cognition in SI
In this paper we discuss methodological issues pertaining to cognitive modeling of simultaneous interpretation. We briefly introduce the notion of cognition and efforts to model aspects of language-related processing. Previous work identifying cognitive processes in SI is sampled, and empirical SI studies are also mentioned. A rationale for modeling SI cognition follows, and relevant issues are sketched: whom to model, system dynamics, applicable technologies, and various possible processing scenarios. A discussion of evaluation considerations and requisite data resources follows. Throughout, we raise questions that must be addressed by the SI community, among both researchers and practitioners, if modeling SI is to be successfully realized in the future.
Published online: 01 January 1997