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Fintan Costello

Lecturer

School Of Computer Science & Informatics
Comp Science and Informatics
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162918
Email: fintan.costello@ucd.ie

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2003.
Title: U.C.D. President's Research Award
Year: 2004.
Title: UCD Teaching & Learning Award

Associations

Association: Cognitive Science Society., Function/Role: Member
Association: Programme Board of the Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science., Function/Role: Member
                       

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Meade. J. & Costello, F. J.; (2007) 'Investigating Automatic Semantic Processing Effects in Selective Attention for Just-in-Time Information Retrieval Systems' In: Advances in Visual Information Systems. Berlin / Heidelberg: Springer. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Costello, F. & Keane, M.T.; (2005) 'Compositionality as a Constraint in Conceptual Combination' In: Werning, M., Machery, E., & Schurz, G (eds). ompositionality of meaning and content (Vol. II: Applications to Linguistics, Psychology and Neuroscience). Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag. [Details]
Fintan J Costello; (2007) 'Web-based Electronic Annotation and Rapid Feedback for Computer Science Programming Exercises' In: O'Neill, G., Huntley-Moore, S., Race, P/ (eds). Case studies of good practices in assessment of student learning in higher education. Dublin: All Ireland Society for Higher Education. Available Online [Details]
Keane, M. T., & Costello, F. J.; (2001) 'Setting Limits on Analogy: Why Conceptual Combination is Not Structural Alignment' In: D Gentner, K. J. Holyoak, B. N. Kokinov (Eds.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (eds). In The Analogical Mind: Perspectives from Cognitive Science. [Details]
Keane, M.T, Veale, T. & Costello, F.; (2000) 'La complessità computazionale nella scienza cognitiva: Il caso del ragionamento analogico e della combinazione di concetti' In: In P. Cherubini, P. Giretta, & A. Mazzocco. (Eds.), Firenze: Giunti (eds). Ragionamento: psicologia e logica. [Details]
Keane, M. T. & Costello, F. J.; (1998) 'Why Conceptual Combination is Seldom Analogy' In: In K.J. Holyoak, D. Gentner, & B. Kokinov (Eds.), Sofia: NBU Press (eds). Advances in analogy research: Integration of theory and data from the cognitive, computational, and neural sciences. [Details]
Keane, M. T., & Costello, F. J.; (1997) 'Where do Soccer Moms Come From?: Constraints on Noun-Noun Compounding in English' In: In Tony Veale (Ed.) Dublin City University: Dublin (eds). Mind II: Computational models of creative cognition. [Details]
Costello, F. & Keane, M. T.; (1993) 'A model-based theory of conceptual combination' In: In K. Ryan & R. Sutcliffe (Eds.), Berlin: Springer-Verlag (eds). Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science '92. [Details]

Edited Books

Costello, F, Kelleher, J., & Volk, M (Ed.). (2007) Proceedings of the Fourth ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Prepositions. Prague, Czech Republic: Association of Computational Linguistics. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Fintan J Costello; (2009) 'Fallacies in probability judgments for conjunctions and disjunctions of everyday events '. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 22 (3):235-251. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Fintan J Costello; (2009) 'How probability theory explains the conjunction fallacy'. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 22 (3):213-234. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Costello, F. J.; (2008) 'Analogy is Priming, but Relations are not Transformations'. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 31 :382-383-383. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Costello, FJ, Keane, MT, ; (2001) 'Testing two theories of conceptual combination: Alignment versus diagnosticity in the comprehension and production of combined concepts'. J Exp Psychol Learn, 27 (1):255-271. [DOI] [Details]
Jialying Zhao & Fintan Costello; (2008) 'Computational modelling of switching behaviour in repeated gambles'. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
John Kelleher & Fintan J. Costello; (2008) 'Applying Computational Models of Spatial Prepositions to Visually Situated Dialog'. Computational Linguistics, . [DOI] [Details]
Maguire, P; Devereux, B; Costello, F; Cater, A; ; (2007) 'A reanalysis of the CARIN theory of conceptual combination'. J Exp Psychol Learn, 33 :811-821. [Details]
Smith, CJ; Danilowicz, BS; Clear, AK; Costello, FJ; Wilson, B; Meijer, WG; ; (2005) 'T-Align, a web-based tool for comparison of multiple terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism profiles'. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 54 (3):375-380. [Details]
Fintan J Costello; (2005) 'Classification in category conjunction: the logic of overextension  '. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS, 14 (1/2):61-76. Available Online [Details]
Devereux, B; Costello, F; ; (2005) 'Investigating the relations used in conceptual combination'. Artificial Intelligence Review, 24 (3-4):489-515. [Details]
Kelleher, J., Costello, F.J. van Genabith, J.; (2005) 'Dynamically structuring, updating and interrelating representations of visual and linguistics discourse context'. Artificial Intelligence, . [Details]
Costello, F. J., & Keane, M. T.; (2001) 'Testing two theories of conceptual combination: Alignment versus diagnosticity in the comprehension and production of combined concepts'. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 27 (1):255-271. [Details]
Costello, F. J. & Keane, M. T.; (2000) 'Efficient creativity: Constraint guided conceptual combination'. Cognitive Science, 24 (2):299-349. [Details]
Costello, F. & Keane, M. T.; (1992) 'Concept combination: A theoretical review'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 13 (2):125-140. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Cesare Bianchi & Fintan J Costello; (2008) A Model of the Emergence and Use of Analogical Reasoning in Category Learning Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the Italian Association for Cognitive Science [Details]
Cesare Bianchi and Fintan Costello; (2009) An Interactive Test to Study the Relevance of Analogical Reasoning and Concept Separability in Category Learning . In: Kokinov, B, Holyoak, K, Gentner, G eds. New Frontiers in Analogy Research: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Analogy Bulgaria, , pp.37-47 [Details]
Fintan Costello and Cesare Bianchi; (2009) A two-process Account of Analogical Category Learning . In: Kokinov, B, Holyoak, K, Gentner, G eds. New Frontiers in Analogy Research: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Analogy Bulgaria, , pp.107-117 [Details]
Fintan Costello and Valentina Truppa; (2009) Individual Differences in Relation Learning in Capuchins: Evidence for Hypothesis Testing . In: Kokinov, B, Holyoak, K, Gentner, G eds. New Frontiers in Analogy Research: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Analogy Bulgaria, , pp.97-107 [Details]
Nulty, Paul and Costello, Fintan; (2009) Using Lexical Patterns in the Google Web 1T Corpus to Deduce Semantic Relations Between Nouns Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Evaluations: Recent Achievements and Future Directions (SEW-2009) Boulder, Colorado, , pp.58-63 [Details]
O'Keeffe, D. & Costello, F. J.; (2008) A Fast Computational Model of Analogical Retrieval (and Mapping) . In: B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky eds. \i Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society0 Austin, TX, , pp.2003-2009 [Details]
Bianchi, C. & Costello, F. J.; (2008) Analogical Reasoning helps learning of unknown similar concepts: the use of Analogies between Categories in Category Learning . In: In D Bridge & K Brown eds. Proceedings of the 19th Irish Conference on Artifical Intelligence and Cognitive Science Cork, Ireland, , pp.3-12 [Details]
B Devereux& F Costello ; (2005) Propane Stoves and Gas Lamps: How the Concept Hierarchy Influences the Interpretation of Noun-Noun Compounds Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society [Details]
J. Kelleher and F. Costello.; (2005) Cognitive representations of projective prepositions the Second Second ACL-Sigsem Workshop on The Linguistic Dimensions ofPrepositions and their Use in Computational Linguistic Formalisms and Applications [Details]
Fintan Costello; (2005) A unified account of conjunction and disjunction fallacies in people's judgment of likeihood Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society [Details]
Fintan Costello; (2005) How people reason under uncertainty: a computational model of probability judgment . In: Norman Creaney eds. 16 th Irish conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS05)   , pp.41-51 Available Online [Details]
O'Keeffe, D & Costello, F. ; (2007) Analogy and Sense Extension Proceedings of the 18th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science [Details]
Zhao J. & Costello , F.; (2007) Computational Modelling of Switching Behaviour in Repeated Gambles Proceedings of the 18th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science [Details]
Costello, F. ; (2007) Deducing semantic relations using WordNet senses that occur frequently in a database of noun-noun compounds Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop of Semantic Evaluations (SemEval 2007) Association of Computational Linguistics , pp.370-373 [Details]
Costello, F. J. ; (2007) Testing a causal attribution account of the conjunction fallacy . In: Stella Vosniadou, Daniel Kayser and Athanassios Protopapas eds. EuroCogSci 2007, the Proceedings of the Second European Cognitive Science conference , pp.356-364 [Details]
Devereux, B. and Costello, F. J. ; (2007) Learning to interpret novel noun-noun compounds: Evidence from a category learning experiment Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition , pp.89-96 [Details]
Meade, J. & Costello, F. ; (2007) Investigating Automatic Semantic Processing Effects in Selective Attention for Just-in-Time Information Retrieval Systems Proceedings of VISUAL2007, 9th International Conference on Visual Information Systems [Details]
Maguire, R., Costello, F. Keane, M.T.; (2006) A cognitive model of surprise judgements In Proceedings of the Twenty-Eight Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society Vancouver, Canada, [Details]
Devereux, B, Maguire, P, Costello, F., Cater, A.; (2006) An Analysis of the CARIN Model of Conceptual Combination In Proceedings of The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society [Details]
Mead,e J., Costello, F., Kushmerick, N.; (2006) Inferring Topic Probability for Just-in-Time Information Retrieval In Proceedings of The 17th Irish conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS06) [Details]
Devereux, B. Costello, F.; (2006) Modelling the Interpretation and Interpretation Ease of Noun-Noun Compounds Using a Relation Space Approach to Compound Meaning In Proceedings of The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society [Details]
Kelleher, J. & Kruijff, G.J. Costello, F.; (2006) Proximity in Context: an empirically grounded computational model of proximity for processing topological spatial expression In Proceedings of COLING- ACL'06 [Details]
Costello, F. J., & Keane, M. T. .; (1998) Alignment versus diagnosticity: A critical test of two theories of conceptual combination Proceedings of AICS 98, 9th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science. (1998) *, , pp.29-45 [Details]
Costello, F., Estes, Z., Gagné, C., and Wisniewski, E. (2004); (2004) The Diversity of Conceptual Combination Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society *, [Details]
Devereux, B. & Costello, F. J.(2003).; (2003) Assessing the taxonomic approach to noun-noun compounds In Proceedings of the European Cognitive Science Conference 2003 *, [Details]
Costello, F., Veale, T., Dunne, S.; (2006) Using WordNet to automatically deduce relations between words in nuon-noun compounds In Proceedings of COLING-ACL'06: The 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics [Details]
Costello, F. Kelleher, J.; (2006) Spatial Prepositions in Context: The Semantics of near in the Presence of Distractor Objects In Proceedings of the 3rd ACL-Sigsem Workshop on The Linguistic Dimensions of Prepositions and their Use in Computational Linguistics Formalisms and Applications, Association for Computational Linguistics [Details]
Costello, F. J.; (2000) Testing a computational model of categorisation and category combination: Identifying diseases and new disease combinations Proceedings of AICS 2000, 11th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science. (2000) *, [Details]
Costello, F. J.; (2000) An exemplar model of classification in single and combined categories Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society(2000) *, , pp.95-101 [Details]
Costello, F. J.; (2001) Classification in combined phrases: noun-noun conjunctions and intersective, subsective and privative adjective-noun conjunctions In Proceedings of AICS 2001, 12th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science *, [Details]
Costello, F. J.; (2001) A computational model of categorisation and category combination: Identifying diseases and new disease combinations In Proceedings of the 23nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society 2001 *, , pp.88-94 [Details]
Costello, F. J.; (2002) How people compare an items placement in two alternative categories Proceedings of AICS 2002 13th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science *, , pp.158-164 [Details]
Costello, F. J.; (2002) Investigating creative language: Peoples choice of words in the production of novel noun-noun compounds Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society 2002 *, , pp.232-237 [Details]
Devereux, B. & Costello, F.; (2004) Learning relations between concepts: classification and conceptual combination In Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society, (2004) *, [Details]
Costello, F. J., & Keane, M. T.; (1997) Polysemy in conceptual combination: Testing the constraint theory of combination In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (1997) *, , pp.137-141 [Details]
Devereux, B. & Costello, F. J.; (2004) Investigating the relations used in conceptual combination The 15th Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference Castlebar, Ireland, , 08-OCT-04 - 10-OCT-04 [Details]
Costello, F. J., Estes, Z., Gagné, C., and Wisniewski, E.; (2004) The Diversity of Conceptual Combination 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society Chicago, ILL, , 05-AUG-04 - 07-AUG-04 [Details]
Devereux, B. & Costello, F. J.; (2004) Learning relations between concepts: classification and conceptual combination 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society Chicago, ILL, , 05-AUG-04 - 07-AUG-04 [Details]
Costello, F. J. In Proceedings of FLAIRS-2004, AAAI Press.; (2004) Classification in Category Conjunction: The Logic of Overextension The 17th International FLAIRS Conference Miami Beach, FLA, , 17-MAY-04 - 19-MAY-04 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Cognitive Science, Categorisation, Classification, Natural language comprehension and production, Artificial Intelligence, bioinformatics

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : A Computational Model of Naive Logic: How people carry out the logical operations of conjunction, disjunction and negation
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-03 / 30-AUG-05
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Mr Barry Devereux
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-02 / 30-SEP-05
Sponsor : European Commission FP6
Title : Humans - the analogy-making Species
Start Date / End Date : 16-OCT-06 / 15-APR-10