Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC)

Workshop - Grammars Everywhere: Language, music, art, perception & the legacy of Remko Scha

07Dec2017 09:00 - 16:00

Workshop

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

Workshop description

Remko Scha (1945-2015) was professor of computational linguistics at the UvA’s Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. During his career, he made significant scientific and artistic contributions to areas as diverse as question answering, discourse analysis, the semantics of plurals, Data-Oriented Parsing, aleatoric music, algorithmic art, and theories and models of visual perception and creativity. In this workshop we celebrate these contributions with talks on current developments in many of the areas he was interested in.
 

Speakers

Henk Zeevat (University of Amsterdam & Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf)
Livia Polanyi (Stanford University)
Yoad Winter (Utrecht University)
Mehdi Dastani (Utrecht University)
Jochem van der Spek (Borges.xyz)
Dieuwke Hupkes (University of Amsterdam)
Willem Zuidema (University of Amsterdam)


Registration

The registration of 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

Livia Polanyi (Stanford University)

From a “simple” question to the Linguistic Discourse Model: Remko Scha's seminal contributions to understanding the structure of language above the sentence —and what came next​

10:00 - 10:35

Yoad Winter (Utrecht University)

Sabar - the drum language of Senegal

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

Mehdi Dastani (Utrecht University)

Emotion in Artificial Intelligence

11:40 - 12:15

Jochem van der Spek (Borges.xyz)

Perception as constrained hallucination

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

Henk Zeevat (University of Amsterdam & Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf)

A Natural History of Concepts

14:35 - 15:10

Dieuwke Hupkes (University of Amsterdam)

The Grammar of Neural Networks

15:10 - 15:45

Willem Zuidema (University of Amsterdam)

Dynamics all the way down: dynamic representations in neural grammars

15:45 - 16:00  General Discussion

 

Location

CREA Muziekzaal

 

Published by  SMART Cognitive Science