AG 1

AG 1 (Building B 3.2, room 0.03)
Informationstheoretisch basierte Modellierung sprachlicher Variation im Kontext

Elke Teich, Universität des Saarlandes,
Bernd Möbius, Universität des Saarlandes,
Vera Demberg, Universität des Saarlandes,

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Final abstracts must be submitted via the easychair system by October 15th, 2016. Please note that these final abstracts are a lot shorter than the original abstracts used for reviewing. Please use the following templates that are common to all DGfS AGs:
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Short Abstract

Sprache approximiert eine für die Kommunikation optimale Kodierung, indem sie Anpassungen an kontextuelle Bedingungen (Kontext, Situationskontext) ermöglicht. Wir fokussieren informationstheoretisch-basierte Ansätze zur Modellierung von unterschiedlichen sprachlichen Prozessen (menschliches Sprachverstehen, maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, Sprachwandel u. –evolution) auf allen linguistischen Ebenen (Phonetik, Lexik, Syntax, Semantik, Diskurs) unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Beziehung von sprachlicher Variation im Kontext.

Invited Speakers
Tal Linzen (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Hinrich Schütze (LMU, München)


Wedsneday, March 8th, 2017

Time Event
13:45 – 14:15 Elke Teich, Bernd Möbius & Vera Demberg
14:15 – 15:15 Hinrich Schütze
Embeddings or visions of the future of the lexicon
15:15 – 15.45 Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb, Merel Scholmann, Stefan Fischer, Elke Teich & Vera Demberg Saarbrücken
An information-theoretic account on the diachronic development of discourse connectors in scientific writing
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:00 Natalia Levshina
Does information density help? A multifactorial Bayesian analysis of help + (to) Vinf in twenty varieties of English
17:00 – 17:30 Fabian Tomaschek & Benjamin V. Tucker
Modeling segmental durations using the Naive Discriminative Learner
17:30 – 18:00 Jessie Nixon & Catherine Best
High-variability distributions lower perceptual certainty during acoustic cue acquisition

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Time Event
09:00 – 09:30 Geertje van Bergen
Expectation management in interaction: Discourse particles signal surprisal of upcoming referents
09:30 – 10:00 Ekaterina Kravtchenko, Ashutosh Modi, Vera Demberg, Ivan Titov & Manfred Pinkal
Does UID affect rate of pronominalization??
10:00 – 10:30 Olga Seminck & Pascal Amsill
Predicting processing cost of anaphora resolution
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 Ayush Jain, Vishal Singh, Sumeet Agarval & Rajakrishnan Raijkumar
Uniform Information Density models for language production: A comparative study of Hindi and English
11:45 – 12:15 Elli Tourtouri, Francesca Delogu & Matthew Crocker
Over-specifications efficiently manage referential entropy in situated communication
12:15 – 12:45 Eric Meinhardt
Non-stationarity and other critical mathematical problems for channel coding-based explanations of variation in language production
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 – 14:45 Tal Linzen
Entropy in language comprehension

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Time Event
11:30 – 12:00 Maria Piñango, Ashwini Deo & Muye Zhang
Accessing locative interpretations in “have” sentences: Context-sensitive variability
12:00 – 12:30 Aaron Steven White & Kyle Rawlins
Entropy predicts uncertainty in subcategorization frame distributions
12:30 – 13:00 Eva Horch, Robin Lemke & Ingo Reich
Information density constrains article omission. An experimental approach
13:00 – 13:30 David Howcroft, Cynthia A. Johnson & Rory Turnbull
German morphosyntactic change is consistent with an optimal encoding hypothesis