Prof. Dr.

Sebastian Padó

Chair of Theoretical Computational Linguistics
Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS)
Theoretical Computational Linguistics

Contact

+49 711 685-81400

Website

Pfaffenwaldring 5 b
70569 Stuttgart
Deutschland
Room: 02.020

Office Hours

By appointment (per email).

Subject

I head a research group (mostly) on computational semantics. That is, we are interested in developing software that enables computers to reason about the meaning of words and sentences.

You can find more details on the page of my research group.

Publications by Sebastian Padó:
  1. 2019

    1. Sikos, J., & Padó, S. (2019). Frame Identification as Categorization: Exemplars vs Protoypes in Embeddingland. Proceedings of IWCS, 295--306. Retrieved from https://aclweb.org/anthology/papers/W/W19/W19-0425/
    2. Padó, Sebastian. (2019). Entities as a window into distributional semantics. RANLP 2019. Presented at the Varna, Bulgaria. Retrieved from https://nlpado.de/~sebastian/pub/papers/RANLP19-slides.pdf
  2. 2018

    1. Lapesa, G., Kawaletz, L., Plag, I., Andreou, M., Kisselew, M., & Padó, S. (2018). Disambiguation of newly derived nominalizations in context: A Distributional Semantics approach. Word Structure, 11(3), 315--350. Retrieved from https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/word.2018.0131
  3. 2017

    1. Medić, Z., Šnajder, J., & Padó, S. (2017). Does Free Word Order Hurt? Assessing the Practical Lexical Function Model for Croatian. Proceedings of STARSEM. Presented at the Vancouver, BC. Retrieved from http://aclweb.org/anthology/S/S17/S17-1014.pdf
    2. Boleda, G., Gupta, A., & Padó, S. (2017). Instances and concepts in distributional space. Proceedings of EACL, 79--85. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/E17-2013.pdf
    3. Pross, T., Rossdeutscher, A., Lapesa, G., & Padó, S. (2017). Integrating lexical-conceptual and distributional semantics: a case report. Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium, 75--84. Retrieved from http://semanticsarchive.net/Archive/jZiM2FhZ/AC2017-Proceedings.pdf
    4. Gupta, A., Boleda, G., & Padó, S. (2017). Distributed Prediction of Relations for Entities: The Easy, The Difficult, and The Impossible. Proceedings of STARSEM. Presented at the Vancouver, BC. Retrieved from http://aclweb.org/anthology/S/S17/S17-1012.pdf
  4. 2016

    1. Varvara, R., Lapesa, G., & Padó, S. (2016). Quantifying regularity in morphological processes: An ongoing study on nominalization in German. ESSLLI DISSALT Workshop: Distributional Semantics and Semantic Theory. Presented at the Bolzano, Italy. Bolzano, Italy.
    2. Köper, M., Schulte im Walde, S., Kisselew, M., & Padó, S. (2016). Improving Zero-Shot-Learning for German Particle Verbs by using Training-Space Restrictions and Local Scaling. Proceedings of STARSEM. Presented at the Berlin, Germany. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/S16-2010.pdf
    3. Pross, T., Rossdeutscher, A., Padó, S., Lapesa, G., & Kisselew, M. (2016). “Over reference”: A comparative study on German prefix verbs. ESSLLI SemRefPlus Workshop: Referential Semantics One                  Step Further: Incorporating Insights from Conceptual                  and Distributional Approaches to Meaning. Presented at the Bolzano, Italy. Bolzano, Italy.
    4. Padó, Sebastian, Herbelot, A., Kisselew, M., & Snajder, J. (2016). Predictability of Distributional Semantics in Derivational Word Formation. Proceedings of COLING, 1285--1296. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/C/C16/C16-1122.pdf
    5. Lapesa, G., Kisselew, M., Padó, S., Pross, T., & Rossdeutscher, A. (2016). Characterizing the pragmatic component of distributional vectors in terms of polarity: Experiments on German über verbs. ESSLLI DISSALT Workshop: Distributional Semantics and Semantic Theory. Presented at the Bolzano, Italy. Bolzano, Italy.
  5. 2015

    1. Padó, Sebastian, Palmer, A., Kisselew, M., & Snajder, J. (2015). Measuring Semantic Content To Assess Asymmetry in Derivation. Proceedings of the IWCS Workshop on Advances in Distributional Semantics. Presented at the London, UK. Retrieved from https://www.nlpado.de/~sebastian/pub/papers/iwcs15_pado.pdf
    2. Gupta, A., Utt, J., & Padó, S. (2015). Dissecting the Practical Lexical Function Model for                  Compositional Distributional Semantics. Proceedings of STARSEM, 153--158. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/S15-1017.pdf
    3. Kisselew, M., Padó, S., Palmer, A., & Snajder, J. (2015). Obtaining a Better Understanding of Distributional                  Models of German Derivational Morphology. Proceedings of IWCS, 58--63. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W15-0108.pdf
  6. 2014

    1. Zeller, B., Padó, S., & Snajder, J. (2014). Towards Semantic Validation of a Derivational                  Lexicon. Proceedings of COLING, 1728--1739. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/C14-1163.pdf
  7. 2013

    1. Padó, Sebastian, Snajder, J., & Zeller, B. D. (2013). Derivational Smoothing for Syntactic Distributional                  Semantics. Proceedings of ACL, 731--735. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P13-2128.pdf
    2. Utt, J., Lenci, A., Pado, S., & Zarcone, A. (2013). The Curious Case of    Metonymic Verbs: A Distributional Characterization. Proceedings of the IWCS Workshop “‘Towards A Formal Distributional Semantics.’” Presented at the Potsdam, Germany. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W/W13/W13-0604.pdf
  8. 2012

    1. Boleda, G., Padó, S., & Utt, J. (2012). Regular polysemy: A distributional model. Proceedings of *SEM, 151--160. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/S12-1023.pdf
    2. Padó, Sebastian, & Utt, J. (2012). A Distributional Memory for German. Proceedings of the KONVENS Workshop on Recent Developments and Applications of Lexical-Semantic Resources. Presented at the Vienna, Austria. Retrieved from http://www.oegai.at/konvens2012/proceedings/67_pado12w/67_pado12w.pdf
    3. Frank, A., & Padó, S. (2012). Semantics in Computational Lexicons. In C. Maienborn, K. von Heusinger, & P. Portner (Eds.), Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning (pp. 2887--2917; By C. Maienborn, K. von Heusinger, & P. Portner). Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110253382.2887
  9. 2011

    1. Padó, S., & Peirsman, Y. (Eds.). (2011). Proceedings of the EMNLP Workshop on Geometrical Models of Natural Language Semantics (By S. Padó & Y. Peirsman). Edinburgh, UK.
    2. Kim, S., Kozareva, Z., Nakov, P., Séaghdha, D. Ó., Padó, S., & Szpakowicz, S. (Eds.). (2011). Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Relational Models of Semantics (By S. Kim, Z. Kozareva, P. Nakov, D. Ó. Séaghdha, S. Padó, & S. Szpakowicz). Portland, OR.
  10. 2009

    1. Erk, K., & Padó, S. (2009). Paraphrase assessment in structured vector space: Exploring parameters and datasets. Proceedings of the EACL Workshop on Geometrical Methods for Natural Language Semantics, 57--65. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W09-0208.pdf
  11. 2007

    1. Padó, Sebastian. (2007). Cross-lingual Parallelism and Translational Equivalence: The Case of FrameNet Frames. Proceedings of the NODALIDA Workshop on Building Frame Semantics Resources for Scandinavian and Baltic Languages. Presented at the Tartu, Estonia. Retrieved from https://www.nlpado.de/~sebastian/pub/papers/nodalida07_pado.pdf
  12. 2006

    1. Burchardt, A., Erk, K., Frank, A., Kowalski, A., Padó, S., & Pinkal, M. (2006c). The SALSA corpus: a German corpus resource for                  lexical semantics. Proceedings of LREC 2006. Presented at the Genoa, Italy. Retrieved from http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2006/pdf/339_pdf.pdf
    2. Burchardt, A., Erk, K., Frank, A., Kowalski, A., Padó, S., & Pinkal, M. (2006b). SALTO -- A Versatile Multi-Level Annotation Tool. Proceedings of LREC 2006. Presented at the Genoa, Italy. Retrieved from http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2006/pdf/341_pdf.pdf
    3. Burchardt, A., Erk, K., Frank, A., Kowalski, A., Padó, S., & Pinkal, M. (2006a). Challenges in lexical semantics: Non-compositionality in  SALSA corpus annotation. Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Sprachwissenschaft. Presented at the Bielefeld, Germany. Bielefeld, Germany.
  13. 2003

    1. Padó, Sebastian, & Boleda Torrent, G. (2003). Towards a better understanding of frame element assignment errors. Proceedings of the Workshop on Prospects and Advances in the Syntax/Semantics Interface. Presented at the Nancy, France. Nancy, France.
    2. Erk, K., Kowalski, A., Padó, S., & Pinkal, M. (2003a). Building a Resource for Lexical Semantics. Proceedings of the Workshop on Frame Semantics, XVII. International Congress of Linguists. Presented at the Prague, Czech Republic. Prague, Czech Republic.
    3. Erk, K., Kowalski, A., Padó, S., & Pinkal, M. (2003b). Towards a Resource for Lexical Semantics: A Large                  German Corpus with Extensive Semantic Annotation. Proceedings of ACL 2003. Presented at the Sapporo, Japan. Retrieved from http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P/P03/P03-1068.pdf
    4. Erk, K., Kowalski, A., & Padó, S. (2003). The SALSA Annotation Tool. Proceedings of the Workshop on Prospects and Advances in the Syntax/Semantics Interface. Presented at the Nancy, France. Nancy, France.

SS 2018

  • Lecture "Empirische Methoden der Maschinellen Sprachverarbeitung" (with Antje Schweitzer)
  • Seminar "Ethics and NLP" (with Thang Vu)
since 2013:
Professor of Theoretical Computational Linguistics, IMS, Stuttgart University
2010-2013:
Professor of Computational Linguistics, ICL, Heidelberg University
2009-2010:
Juniorprofessor (Assistant Professor) of Computational Linguistics, IMS, Stuttgart University
2007-2009:
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
2007:
PhD (Dr. phil.) in Computational Linguistics, Saarland University
2002:
MSc in Cognitive Science and Natural Language, University of Edinburgh

I offer various BSc and MSc thesis topics. Please come to my office hour or check the IMS theses page on ILIAS.

If you write to me to inquire about internships or external thesis supervision, please add the word 'hospes' to the subject of your email. Otherwise I will not read it.

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