Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC)

Workshop: Grammars, Computation & Cognition

A workshop honouring the scientific legacy of Remko Scha

06Dec2017 09:00 - 16:00


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


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.



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, t.b.c.)



Participation in the workshops and other events at the conference is free of charge. However, due to space limitations, you will need to register to be allowed in the workshop or lecture rooms. The deadline for registration is December 1st. You can register here.


Workshop organisers

Willem Zuidema & Dieuwke Hupkes (University of Amsterdam)


Location: VOC-Zaal

  • Oost Indisch Huis

    Kloveniersburgwal 48 | 1012 CX Amsterdam
    +31 (0)20 525 2258

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Published by  SMART Cognitive Science