Workshop Program

8 August 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria

8:25 Opening Remarks
8:30 Invited Talk by Sharon Goldwater

Session 1: Segmentation and Phonetics

09:30 Why is English so easy to segment?
Abdellah Fourtassi, Benjamin Bòˆrschinger, Mark Johnson and Emmanuel Dupoux
10:00 A model of generalization in distributional learning of phonetic categories
Bozena Pajak, Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy
10:30 Coffee break

Session 2: Syntax and Morphology

11:00 Learning non-concatenative morphology
Michelle Fullwood and Tim O’Donnell
11:30 Statistical Representation of Grammaticality Judgements: the Limits of N-Gram Models
Alexander Clark, Gianluca Giorgolo and Shalom Lappin
12:00 An Analysis of Memory-based Processing Costs using Incremental Deep Syntactic Dependency Parsing
Marten van Schijndel, Luan Nguyen and William Schuler
12:30 Computational simulations of second language construction learning
Yevgen Matusevych, Afra Alishahi and Ad Backus
13:00 Lunch break

Session 3: Semantics

14:00 The semantic augmentation of a psycholinguistically-motivated syntactic formalism
Asad Sayeed and Vera Demberg
14:30 Evaluating Neighbor Rank and Distance Measures as Predictors of Semantic Priming
Gabriella Lapesa and Stefan Evert
15:00 Concreteness and Corpora: A Theoretical and Practical Study
Felix Hill, Douwe Kiela and Anna Korhonen
15:30 Coffee break

Session 4: Discourse and Dialog

16:00 On the Information Conveyed by Discourse Markers
Fatemeh Torabi Asr and Vera Demberg
16:30 Incremental Grammar Induction from Child-Directed Dialogue Utterances
Arash Eshghi, Julian Hough and Matthew Purver

17:00 Invited Talk by Rick Lewis