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        1.     Kathleen Hall , Information-Theoretic Approaches to Linguistics

Message 1: Information-Theoretic Approaches to Linguistics
Date: 15-Mar-2011
From: Kathleen Hall <kathleen.hallcsi.cuny.edu>
Subject: Information-Theoretic Approaches to Linguistics
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Information-Theoretic Approaches to Linguistics

Date: 16-Jul-2011 - 17-Jul-2011
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Contact: Kathleen Hall, Beth Hume
Contact Email: LSAinfotheoryling.osu.edu
Meeting URL: https://verbs.colorado.edu/LSA2011/workshops/WS5.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Meeting Description:

A wide range of research has shown that tools from information theory (e.g.
information content/surprisal, entropy) are useful tools in addressing
questions of linguistic interest. These range from predicting the targets and
outcomes of phonological and syntactic processes, to explaining the
cognitive bases for these processes, to evaluating models of linguistic data.
A two-day NSF-funded workshop will bring together a number of
researchers working on information-theoretic approaches to linguistics in an
effort to share knowledge, tools, insights, and specific research findings.
There will also be a tutorial on information theory for those not familiar with
the approach. The tutorial will be followed by invited talks and a poster
session.

The workshop is being held at the University of Colorado at Boulder, in
conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America's Summer Linguistics
Institute 2011.

Registration Information:

There is no registration fee for the workshop but we would appreciate
having people pre-register in order to help with planning. Please do so no
later than July 1, 2011 by emailing LSAinfotheoryling.osu.edu with your
name and affiliation.

Invited Speakers:

Petar Milin, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
John Goldsmith, University of Chicago
John Hale, Cornell University
Kathleen Currie Hall, CUNY: College of Staten Island & The Graduate
Center
Elizabeth Hume, The Ohio State University
Florian Jaeger, University of Rochester
Roger Levy, UC San Diego
Fred Mailhot, The Ohio State University
Jason Riggle, University of Chicago
Andrea Sims, The Ohio State University
Adam Ussishkin, University of Arizona
Andrew Wedel, University of Arizona



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