Formal Semantics is grounded in a logic-based symbolic tradition mainly concerned with the inferential properties of language. In contrast, Distributional Semantics focuses on aspects related to descriptive content and makes use of algebraic techniques to manipulate semantic representations derived by statistical means. The two frameworks may thus have complementary strengths. The aim of this workshop is to bring together formal and computational semanticists interested in synergies between these two approaches to meaning. Contributions that attempt to integrate the formal and distributional traditions are particularly welcome.
- Raffaella Bernardi (University of Trento) - Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
The workshop is part of the 2017 edition of the Amsterdam Colloquium, to be held at the University of Amsterdam on 20-22 December. The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together linguists, philosophers, logicians, cognitive scientists and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study of the semantics and pragmatics of natural and formal languages.
We invite submissions of 2-page abstracts following the guidelines on the Amsterdam Colloquium website: http://events.illc.uva.nl/AC/AC2017/Call_for_Papers/
- Abstract submission deadline: 1 September 2017 - Notification of acceptance: 20 October 2017 - Full papers due: 1 December 2017 - Amsterdam Colloquium: 20-22 December 2017
Full papers (10 pages, to be included in the proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium) will be downloadable during the conference.
-- Raquel Fernandez Institute for Logic, Language & Computation University of Amsterdam http://illc.uva.nl/~raquel