Behavior Research Methods

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 277–286 | Cite as

The computational implementation of the landscape model: Modeling inferential processes and memory representations of text comprehension

  • Yuhtsuen Tzeng
  • Paul van den BroekEmail author
  • Panayiota Kendeou
  • Chengyuan Lee
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The complexity of text comprehension demands a computational approach to describe the cognitive processes involved. In this article, we present the computational implementation of the landscape model of reading. This model captures both on-line comprehension processes during reading and the off-line memory representation after reading is completed, incorporating both memory-based and coherence-based mechanisms of comprehension. The overall architecture and specific parameters of the program are described, and a running example is provided. Several studies comparing computational and behavioral data indicate that the implemented model is able to account for cycle-by-cycle comprehension processes and memory for a variety of text types and reading situations.


Work Memory Capacity Memory Representation Text Comprehension Landscape Model Connection Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuhtsuen Tzeng
    • 1
  • Paul van den Broek
    • 3
    Email author
  • Panayiota Kendeou
    • 3
  • Chengyuan Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.National Chung Cheng UniversityChia-YiTaiwan
  2. 2.National Kaohsiung Normal UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis

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