Distributionally derived grammatical analysis models

This project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, will investigate the confluence of formal linguistic description and distributional models of linguistic behaviour. This will be done by studying the distributional behaviour of linguistic items such as words, entities, constructions on various levels, and related to the topical character of the text in question and its proposed use.

This proposed project will focus on written text, but will in addition to newsprint and other traditional sources for text analysis experimentation use informal written material such as internet blogs and e-mail messages and other forms of new text, less edited, and somewhat less bound by conventions from standard language.

This project will provide

  • better distributional modeling of entities and the relations entities enter into in text
  • a discovery procedure for relationships motivated by construction grammar and
  • a computer implementation of such a discovery procedure.

If successful, this will constitute a validation of some of the basic tenets of construction grammar as a theory and provide a path to application of such models to future language understanding tasks. The procedure and its implementation will be evaluated by intrinsic, model-based evaluation, by comparison with human linguistic performance, and by extrinsic task-based evaluation. A third implicit contribution of the project will be to make explicit the difference between the three – a distinction which in most language technology projects can become blurred.

Team:
Jussi Karlgren
Magnus Sahlgren
Gunnar Eriksson
Anders Holst
Oscar Täckström

Publications
Number of items: 11.

Belkin, Nicholas J and Clarke, Charles L A and Gao, Ning and Kamps, Jaap and Karlgren, Jussi (2011) Report on the SIGIR Workshop on “entertain me” : Supporting Complex Search Tasks. SIGIR Forum, 45 (2).

Alonso, Omar and Kamps, Jaap and Karlgren, Jussi (2011) Fourth workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR). In: 20th ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management (CIKM), 2011, Glasgow, UK.

Karlgren, Jussi (2011) The Use Case Perspective for Single Query Information Access. In: SIGIR 2011 Workshop on "entertain me": Supporting Complex Search Tasks, 28 July 2011, Beijing, China.

Kamps, Jaap and Karlgren, Jussi and Schenkel, Ralf (2011) Report on the Third Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR). SIGIR Forum, 45 (1). pp. 33-41.

Almquist, Per and Karlgren, Jussi (2011) Experiments to investigate the utility of nearest neighbour metrics based on linguistically informed features for detecting textual plagiarism. In: NoDaLiDa'11 (Nordiska Datalingvistikdagarna) , 11-13 May 2011, Riga, Latvia.

Kamps, Jaap and Karlgren, Jussi and Schenkel, Ralf (2010) Third workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR). In: 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2010, Toronto, Canada.

Görnerup, Olof and Karlgren, Jussi (2010) Cross-lingual comparison between distributionally determined word similarity networks. In: TextGraphs-5, ACL Workshop on Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing , July 2010, Uppsala, Sweden.

Täckström, Oscar and Eriksson, Gunnar and Velupillai, Sumithra and Dalianis, Hercules and Hassel, Martin and Karlgren, Jussi (2010) Uncertainty Detection as Approximate Max-Margin Sequence Labelling. In: CoNLL 2010: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, July 2010, Uppsala, Sweden.

Karlgren, Jussi (2010) Word spaces as input to categorisation of attitude. In: The 8th NTCIR Workshop Meeting on Evaluation of Information Access Technologies: Information Retrieval, Question Answering and Cross-Lingual Information Access, 15-18 June 2010, Tokyo, Japan.

Karlgren, Jussi (2010) Conventions and mutual expectations — understanding sources for web genres. In: Genres on the Web: Computational Models and Empirical Studies. Springer Verlag.

Karlgren, Jussi (2010) Textual Stylistic Variation: Choices, Genres and Individuals. In: Structure of Style. Springer Verlag, pp. 129-142.

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