Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC)

Workshop: Grammars, Computation & Cognition

A workshop honouring the scientific legacy of Remko Scha

06Dec2017 09:00 - 16:00

Workshop

Workshop at the international conference ‘SMART Animals’ at the University of Amsterdam.

Description

The field of computational linguistics has made much progress in developing models of syntactic and semantic parsing. With current models we can compute with great accuracy and speed the constituency and dependency structure of sentences, predict semantic roles and sentiment, or derive representations that allow us to retrieve and infer facts, summarize text and translate into other languages. However, do these technological advances also yield a better understanding of how language is learned and processed by humans? In this workshop we discuss recent developments in using parsing models for analyzing empirical data from psycholinguistics and brain imaging, developments in rich parsing models that do justice to intricate structural properties of natural languages and unsolved challenges from these domains.

 

Speakers

Reut Tsarfaty (The Open University of Israel)
Afra Alishahi (University of Tilburg)
Andreas van Cranenburgh (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf)
Raquel Alhama (BCBL San Sebastian)
Stefan Frank (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Khalil Sima'an (University of Amsterdam)
Daniel Wiechmann (University of Amsterdam)

 

Registration

The registration for the workshop is closed.

 

Workshop organisers

Willem Zuidema & Dieuwke Hupkes (University of Amsterdam)


Schedule

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome with coffee & introduction (Willem Zuidema)
09:15 - 10:00

Reut Tsarfaty (The Open University of Israel)

Natural language programming (nlpro): statistical grammars for turning text into code

10:00 - 10:35

Afra Alishahi (University of Tilburg)

Emergence of linguistic knowledge in a visually-grounded model of speech

10:35 - 11:05 Coffee break
11:05 - 11:40

Andreas van Cranenburgh (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf)

A DOP Active Learning Prototype: interactive treebank annotation and grammar learning

11:40 - 12:15

Khalil Sima'an (University of Amsterdam)

The structure of translation equivalence: reordering grammar 

12:15 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:35

Stefan Frank (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Lexical representation explains cortical entrainment during speech comprehension

14:35 - 15:10

Daniel Wiechmann (University of Amsterdam)

Individual Differences in L2 Processing of Multi-word Phrases​

15:10 - 15:45

Raquel Alhama (BCBL San Sebastian)

The Retention & Recognition model

15:45 - 16:00  General Discussion

 

Location: VOC-Zaal

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Published by  SMART Cognitive Science