A cognitive computational model of eye movements investigating visual strategies on textual material


  • Lemaire Benoît
  • Guérin-Dugué Anne
  • Baccino Thierry
  • Chanceaux Myriam
  • Pasqualotti Léa


  • Text
  • Computational model
  • Eye movements
  • Visual strategy
  • Text

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This article presents a computational model of the visual strategies involved in processing textual material. An experiment is presented in which participants performed different tasks on a multi-paragraph page (searching a target word, searching the most relevant paragraph according to a goal, memorizing paragraphs). The proposed model predicts eye movements based on 5 parameters. The weighting of parameters is determined for each task by means of a multidimensional comparison of participant and artificial scanpaths.

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