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

Alessandra Zarcone - Publications


Journal Papers (peer-reviewed)

2016

Zarcone, A., van Schijndel, M., Vogels, J. and Demberg, V. (2016). Salience and attention in surprisal-based accounts of language processing. Frontiers in Psychology. 7:844. [provisional article available]

2014

Zarcone, A., Padó, S., Lenci, A. (2014). Logical metonymy resolution in a words-as-cues framework: Evidence from self-paced reading and probe recognition. Cognitive Science, 38(5), 973-996. [paper]

2012

Batiukova, O., Bertinetto, P. M., Lenci, A., & Zarcone, A. (2012). Semantic Priming Study of Russian Aspect and Resultativity. In A. Grønn & A. Pazelskaya (Eds.), The Russian Verb. Oslo Studies in Language, 4(1), 177-206. [paper]

Papers in peer-reviewed edited volumes

2015

Batiukova, O., Bertinetto, P. M., Lenci, A., & Zarcone, A. (2015). Identifying actional features through semantic priming: Cross-Romance comparison. In E. Labeau & Q. Zhang (eds.): Taming the TAME systems. Cahiers Chronos 27 (pp. 161-187). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Rodopi.

Peer-reviewed conference and workshop papers

2017

Wanzare, L., Zarcone, A., Thater, S. & Pinkal, M. (2017). Inducing Script Structure from Crowdsourced Event Descriptions via Semi-Supervised Clustering. To appear in Proceedings of the Workshop on Linking Models of Lexical, Sentential and Discourse-level Semantics (LSDSem 2017), Valencia, Spain.

2016

Wanzare, L., Zarcone, A., Thater, S. & Pinkal, M. (2016). DeScript: A Crowdsourced Corpus for the Acquisition of High-quality Script Knowledge. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 16), Portorož, Slovenia. [paper]

2015

Zarcone, A., Padó, S., & Lenci, A. (2015). Same same but different: Type and typicality in a distributional model of complement coercion. In In Vito Pirrelli, Claudia Marzi, Marcello Ferro (eds.): Word Structure and Word Usage. Proceedings of the NetWordS Final Conference, Pisa, March 30-April 1, 2015, (pp. 91-94). Published at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1347/. [paper]

2013

Zarcone, A., Lenci, A., Padó, S., & Utt, J. (2013). Fitting, Not Clashing! A Distributional Semantic Model of Logical Metonymy. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2013), Potsdam. Presented as poster. [paper], [poster]

Utt, J., Lenci, A., Padó, S., & Zarcone, A. (2013). The Curious Case of Metonymic Verbs: A Distributional Characterization. Proceedings of the IWCS Workshop "Towards a Formal Distributional Semantics", Potsdam. [paper]

2012

Zarcone, A., Padó, S., & Lenci, A. (2012). Inferring Covert Events in Logical Metonymies: a Probe Recognition Experiment. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [paper]

Zarcone, A., Utt, J., & Padó, S. (2012). Modeling covert event retrieval in logical metonymy: probabilistic and distributional accounts. Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL 2012), Montreal, 7 June 2012. [paper]

Zarcone, A. & Rüd, S. (2012). Logical metonymies and qualia structures: an annotated database of logical metonymies for German. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 12), Istanbul, Turkey. [paper]

2011

Becker, R., Cienki, A., Bennet, A., Cudina, C., Debras, C., Fleischer, Z., Haaheim, M., Müller, T., Stec, K., & Zarcone, A. (2011). Aktionsarten, speech and gesture. Proceedings of Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN 2011), Bielefeld, 5-7 September 2011. [paper]

Zarcone, A. & Padó, S. (2011). Generalized Event Knowledge in Logical Metonymy Resolution. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 944-949). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. Presented as poster. [paper], [poster]

2010

Zarcone, A. & Padó, S. (2010). "I like work: I can sit and look at it for hours" - Type clash vs. plausibility in covert event recovery, Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Verbs (Verb 2010), Pisa, 2-5 November 2010: 209-214. Presented as poster. [paper], [poster]

Zarcone, A. & Lenci, A. (2010). Event types in the mind and in the corpus, Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Verbs (Verb 2010), Pisa, 2-5 November 2010: 86-91. [paper]

Zarcone, A. & Lenci, A. (2010). Priming Effects on Event Types Classification: Effects of Word and Picture Stimuli. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1886-1891). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. Presented as poster. [paper], [poster]

2008

Zarcone, A. & Lenci, A. (2008). Computational Models of Event Type Classification in Context. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 08), Marrakech, Morocco. [paper]

2006

Lenci, A. & Zarcone, A. (2006). Un modello stocastico della classificazione azionale. Atti del XXXI Congresso della SLI, Vercelli, Italy. Available on request (Italian only).

Posters and Talks (peer-reviewed abstracts)

2017

Zarcone, A. & Demberg, V. (2017). Script knowledge and event order in a visual world paradigm study. To be presented at the 30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (CUNY 2017), MIT, Cambridge MA, 30 March-1 April 2017.

2014

Batiukova, O., Bertinetto, P. M., Lenci, A., Zarcone, A. & Ricci, I. (2014). Priming-based study of durativity and resultativity in Spanish and Italian. Talk at the 11th International Conference on Actionality, Tense, Aspect, Modality/Evidentiality (Chronos 11), Pisa, 16-18 June 2014.

Zarcone, A., Padó, S., & Lenci, A. (2014). Type and Thematic Fit in Logical Metonymy. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, Canada. [abstract], [poster]

2013

Zarcone, A. & Padó, S. (2013). Logical metonymy: Disentangling object type and thematic fit. Poster presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP 2013), Marseille, 2-4 September 2013. [abstract], [poster]

Zarcone, A. (2013). An expectation-based account of logical metonymy interpretation. Poster presented at Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Perspectives (DETEC 2013), Tübingen, 20-21 June 2013. [abstract], [poster]

Zarcone, A. (2013). When coercing means fitting: distributional modeling of psycholinguistic datasets. Talk at Linguistic Evidence 2013, Berlin, 4-6 April 2013. [abstract]

2012

Zarcone, A. (2012). Logical metonymy resolution beyond qualia roles. Talk at Fünfte Internationale Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik (DGKL 5), Freiburg, 10-12 October 2012. [abstract]

Zarcone, A., Utt, J., & Lenci, A. (2012). Logical Metonymy from Type Clash to Thematic Fit. Talk at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP 2012), Riva del Garda, 6-8 September 2012. [abstract]

Zarcone, A. (2012). Three experiments on logical metonymy. Talk at Semantik und Pragmatik im Südwesten (SPSW 4), Tübingen, 11-12 May 2012. [abstract]

Zarcone, A., Lipenkova, J., & Michelbacher, L. (2012). Easy/difficult-constructions as triggers of implicit content: comparing covert event elicitations and events extracted from a very large corpus. Poster presented at Linguistic Evidence 2012, Tübingen, 9-11 February 2012. [abstract], [poster]

2011

Rüd, S. & Zarcone, A. (2011). Covert Events and Qualia Structures for German Verbs. Proceedings of Metonymy 2011, Stuttgart 15-16 September 2011. [paper]

Zarcone, A. & Padó, S. (2011). A crowdsourcing study of logical metonymy. Talk at Crowdscientist 2011, Boulder, 27th July 2011. [abstract]

Batiukova, O., Bertinetto, P. M., Lenci, A., & Zarcone, A. (2011). What semantic priming experiments tell us about aspectual features: cross-linguistic comparison. Talk at the 10th International Conference on Tense, Aspect, Modality and Evidentiality (Chronos 10), Birmingham, 18-20 April 2011.

Other

Theses:

Ph.D. Thesis: Event knowledge and models of logical metonymy interpretation. Universität Stuttgart. 2014. Supervisor: Sebastian Padó. Accessible [here]

M.A. Thesis: Empirical correlates of event types - a priming study. Università di Pisa. 2009. Supervisor: Alessandro Lenci. Available on request.

B.Sc. Thesis: La classificazione azionale del verbo italiano: primi esperimenti computazionali ("Actionality categories and Italian verbs: first computational experiments"). Università di Pisa. 2006. Supervisor: Alessandro Lenci. Available on request (Italian only). 

Wiki-style articles:

  • 2006: Azionalità. In Quaderni del Laboratorio di Linguistica della SNS, vol 6. PDF
  • 2007: Dipendenze a distanza. In Quaderni del Laboratorio di Linguistica della SNS, vol 7. PDF