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Gideon Borensztajn awarded CogSci'2008 prize

Gideon Borensztajn is a graduate of the master Cognitive science. He has won the prestigious international CogSci prize for the best paper on Applied Cognitive Modeling.

Together with co-authors dr. Jelle Zuidema and professor Rens Bod Borensztajn wrote the paper: "Children's grammars grow more abstract with age - Evidence from an automatic procedure for identifying the productive units of language." The prize will be handed out in July 2008 during the Cognitive Science Conference 2008 in Washington D.C. It is a very competitive prize and from 1000 submissions only 4 papers were selected for an award.

Gideon Borensztajn obtained his 'cum laude' masters degree in Cognitive science at the end of December 2006 and now works as a PhD student at the Institute of Language Logic and Computation (ILLC). His research is aimed at the integration of cognitive science and computational linguistics. Borensztajn is part of the VICI project of Professor Rens Bod and apart from Professor Rens Bod he is supervised by dr Jelle Zuidema.

For more information, see http://www.ccc.utexas.edu/cogsci08/ and http://staff.science.uva.nl/~gideon/. The award-winning paper may itself be found at http://staff.science.uva.nl/~rens/cogsci08.pdf.

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