HAP master course: "Computational Semantics and Pragmatics". Rodolfo Delmonte, Università Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy. January 17th and 18th
01/13/2011

Where: Main Hall, Computer Sciences Faculty, Donostia - San Sebastian
Days: January 17th and 18th
Time: 16:00 - 19:30 (with a half and hour break)

Talk

"Computational Semantics and Pragmatics"
Rodolfo Delmonte, Università Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy.
http://project.cgm.unive.it/delmonte.html

Abstract:
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These two sessions cover some of the most important aspects
of Computational Semantics and Pragmatics including:

+ Lexical Representations and Argument Structure
+ Parsing with constituency or dependency structure
+ Co-reference resolution
+ Underspecified arguments
+ Argumentative structure, subjectivity, factuality and sentiment analysis
+ Textual Entailment

The talks follow a linguistically motivated approach with the use of ontologies
and similar resources to deal with co-reference or textual entailment tasks.
The talks are accompanied by several applications and demonstrations.

Short bio:
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Rodolfo Delmonte is Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics at the
University of Venice where he is in charge of the corresponding course at BA,
MA and Ph.D. level. Specialist in experimental phonetics and computational
linguistics he presents his research work at major international conferences
and publishes articles in international journals. He is referee for and publishes
in Speech Communication, International Journal of Speech Technologies,
Journal of Natural Language Engineering and international conferences every
year. He has been invited speaker in a number of conferences, teacher at
international schools, and invited professor in the last five years in Boulder,
Colorado at the CLSR, in Besançon at the Centre Tesnière, in Dallas at UTD.
Hot topics of his latest research include the following: Implicit entities and
antecedents of omitted and underspecified arguments; Argumentative Analysis,
Subjectivity, Factuality and Sentiment Analysis.