Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes

Computational Linguistics Colloquium

Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 16:15
Conference Room, C 7.4

Please note the unusual date!

Combining distributional and compositional models of semantics

Stephen Pulman
Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford

This talk discusses the linguistic and philosophical history of the relation between compositional formal semantics and distributional vector space models of word meaning. I will go on to describe some recent attempts at combining the two and argue that in many cases what is being claimed as a compositional form of semantics is not in fact so.

If you would like to meet with the speaker, please contact Manfred Pinkal.