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LINGUIST List 18.2246

Thu Jul 26 2007

Confs: Cognitive Science, Computational Ling/Denmark

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        1.    Alessandro Lenci, Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models

Message 1: Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models
Date: 26-Jul-2007
From: Alessandro Lenci <alessandro.lenciilc.cnr.it>
Subject: Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models
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Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models
Short Title: CoSMo 2007

Date: 20-Aug-2007 - 20-Aug-2007
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Contact: Alessandro Lenci
Contact Email: alessandro.lenciilc.cnr.it
Meeting URL: http://polorovereto.unitn.it/~baroni/beyond_words

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models (CoSMo 2007): Beyond Words and

A Workshop in conjunction with:
Context 07: Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and
Using Context

Call for Participation:

Roskilde University, Denmark
August 21, 2007

Workshop website:

Marco Baroni (University of Trento)
Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa)
Magnus Sahlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)

Topics of the Workshop

Some variation of the so-called distributional hypothesis - i.e. that words with
similar distributional properties have similar semantic properties - lies at the
heart of a number of computational approaches that share the assumption that it
is possible to build semantic space models through the statistical analysis of
the contexts in which words occur.

However, the very notion of context on which semantic spaces rely on gives rise
to various crucial issues both at the theoretical and at the computational
level, which in turn determine a large space of parametric variations. The aim
of this workshop is to foster a fully cross-disciplinary debate around the major
open questions pertaining to the definition and usage of context in
context-based semantic modeling.

Workshop Schedule (subject to change)

8.30-9.00 Registration

9.00-9.10 Opening Remarks

9.10-9.30 Magnus Sahlgren
Word Space Models: A Critical Overview

9.30-10.00 Masato Hagiwara, Yasuhiro Ogawa and Katsuhiko Toyama
Effectiveness of Indirect Dependency for Automatic Synonym

10.00-10.30 Yves Peirsman, Kris Heylen and Dirk Speelman
Finding Semantically Related Words in
Dutch. Co-occurrences versus Syntactic Contexts

10.30-11.00 Tim Van de Cruys
Exploring Three Way Contexts for Word Sense Discrimination

11.00-11.30 Coffe break

11.30-12.00 Viktor Pekar, Ruslan Mitkov, Dimitar Blagoev and Andrea Mulloni
Finding Translations for Low-Frequency Words in Comparable

12.00-12.30 Klaus Rothenhäusler and Hinrich Schütze
Part of Speech Filtered Word Spaces

12.30-13.00 Alessandro Lenci and Marco Baroni
Word Space Models and Cognitive Research: State of the Art
and Future Perspectives

Program Committee

Marco Baroni (University of Trento, co-chair)
Gemma Boleda (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI)
John Bullinaria (University of Birmingham)
Curt Burgess (University of California, Riverside)
Stefan Evert (University of Osnabrück)
Pentti Kanerva (CSLI, Stanford)
Jussi Karlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)
Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)
Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa, co-chair)
Simonetta Montemagni (ILC-CNR)
Vito Pirrelli (ILC-CNR)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento)
Reinhard Rapp (University of Mainz)
Magnus Sahlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science, co-chair)
Fabrizio Sebastiani (ISTI-CNR)
Peter Turney (National Research Council of Canada)
Gabriella Vigliocco (University College, London)

Further Information

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