surprisal


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A is an image with [log.sub.2] (0) = 0; [log.sub.2](1/q([x.sub.t])) is called the surprisal of the outcome [x.sub.t].
Some authors have formulated resource-limitation theories that analyse in depth how working memory operates during the processi1ng of language (see, for instance, Gibson, 1998; Lewis & Vasishth, 2005), whereas other authors have claimed the crucial role of expectations in sentence processing, such as one finds in 'surprisal' theory (see, Levy, 2008).