[Corpora-List] Call for Participation: Verb Features and Verb Classes

Sabine Schulte im Walde Schulte at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Thu Dec 16 18:53:00 CET 2004


Registration is open! We now invite you to register for our
interdisciplinary workshop on verb features and verb classes.

Early registration deadline is January 15, 2005.

The preliminary program is available at


Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Identification and Representation
of Verb Features and Verb Classes

February 28 - March 1, 2005

Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics
Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany



Workshop Description

Verbs and their features have always received wide attention in
various disciplines concerned with linguistic research, since their
contribution is essential to the structure and the interpretation of
language. In recent years, the availability of new lexical resources
and increasingly large corpora, the application of empirical methods
and statistical algorithms and the development of technical devices
such as eye-trackers and magnetic resonance imaging has led to
advances in several linguistic areas. This interdisciplinary workshop
brings together researchers from linguistic domains such as
lexicography, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and
neuroscience, in order to discuss their perspectives on verb senses,
verb features and verb classes.

The aim of this workshop is to contribute to an exchange of new ideas
and methods. The focus of the workshop is on the identification and
representation of verb features at the syntax-semantic interface and
verb classes as generalisations and organisational means for
verbs. The workshop addresses questions such as (but not restricted
- how human beings describe and classify verbs,
- which verb features are universal vs. language-specific,
- which verb features are relevant to distinguish verb senses,
- how we can obtain verb features and verb classes automatically,
- which kinds of verb features and verb classes are useful for NLP
- which kinds of features and classes are useful for capturing human
processing generalisations,
- how verbs are represented in the brain.

Workshop Chairs

Katrin Erk (Computational Linguistics, Saarland University)
Alissa Melinger (Psycholinguistics, Saarland University)
Sabine Schulte im Walde (Computational Linguistics, Saarland University)

Invited Speakers

Christiane Fellbaum (Department of Psychology, Princeton University)
Jean-Pierre Koenig (Linguistics Department, University of Buffalo)
Paola Merlo (Département de Linguistique, Université de Genève)

Program Committee

Artemis Alexiadou (Department of Linguistics, University of Stuttgart)
Miriam Butt (Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz)
Berthold Crysmann (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrücken)
Sonja Eisenbeiß (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)
Charles Fillmore (Linguistics Department, University of California at Berkeley)
Ulrich Heid (Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart)
Adam Kilgarriff (Information Technology Research Institute, University of Brighton)
Pia Knoeferle (Psycholinguistics, Saarland University)
Anna Korhonen (Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge)
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová (Computational Linguistics, Saarland University)
Ken McRae (Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ohio)
Martha Palmer (Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania)
Manfred Pinkal (Computational Linguistics, Saarland University)
Suzanne Stevenson (Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto)
Gabriella Vigliocco (Department of Psychology, University College London)
Andrea Weber (Psycholinguistics, Saarland University)

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