SFB 732 Workshop on "Linguistically-aware Models of Distributional Semantics in Computational Linguistics"

Event date: July 9, 2015 9:30 AM to July 10, 2015 3:30 PM

Distributional semantic models (DSMs) of various flavors currently play a major role in mainstream computational linguistics, but much of this work is primarily technical, with little relationship to linguistic insights or principles. The aim of this workshop is to promote discussion of how distributional semantic models can be connected to linguistic insight by bringing together researchers who are interested in linguistic modeling with data, employing distributional methods. The workshop will be a combination of invited talks, a poster session with contributions from the projects within Area D ("Disambiguation in context") of SFB-732, and lots of time for discussion.

We are pleased to announce five invited talks from researchers doing exciting work in various subfields within distributional semantics, including those whose work focuses on lexicography, compositionality, multi-modal modeling, psycholinguistics, and application-oriented uses of DSMs. Our speakers are Harald Baayen (University of Tübingen), Stephen Clark (University of Cambridge), Ed Grefenstette (Google Research), Diana McCarthy (University of Cambridge), and Ivan Titov (University of Amsterdam).

The workshop will be held on July 9-10, 2015, at the Institute for Natural Language Processing at the University of Stuttgart. For questions or further information, please see this web site. All are welcome to attend!

Pre-registration is not required, but if you know that you’re planning to attend, please let us know by  mail to Alexis Palmer, so we can plan appropriately for coffee breaks.