Language mediated mentalization: A proposed model

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Mentalization describes the process through which we understand the mental states of oneself and others. In this paper, I present a computational semiotic model of mentalization and illustrate it through a worked-out example. The model draws on classical semiotic ideas, such as abductive inference and hypostatic abstraction, but pours them into new ideas and tools from natural language processing, machine learning, and neural networks, to form a novel model of language-mediated-mentalization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-272
Number of pages12
Issue number227
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • computational semiotics
  • language mediation
  • mentalization
  • semiotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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