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Comparative Computational Semantics

In collaboration with Stanford University and the University of Washington, the WeSearch project at the University of Oslo holds a three-day, by-invitation working meeting from November 13 to 15, 2014, in Berlin. The meeting will be hosted at Arcotel Velvet, not far away from Bahnhof Friedrichstraße, which is easily accessible from both airports.

Financial Support

The project has available funds by the Norwegian Research council to cover (the bulk of) expenses related to participation in the meeting, viz.

Participants are asked to make their own travel arrangements and email their arrival and departure times to StephanOepen, who will make hotel reservations. Please keep receipts and (if applicable) boarding passes, which you will have to submit for reimbursement to the University of Oslo after completion of your travels. With a bit of luck, reimbursements should be processed by mid-December.

Materials

Participants have been asked to prepare candidate analyses (or general, high-level reflections) for a selection of some sixty minimal exemplars, instantiating ten broad semantic phenomena. The following representations are currently available for comparison:

Alex Lascarides has contributed a set of high-level reflections, relating compositional sentence semantics and desiderata originating in discourse-level analysis.

Schedule

We plan on starting the meeting at 10:00 (‘after breakfast’) on Thursday, November 13, and wrap up around 16:00 on Saturday, November 15.

Thursday, November 13

10:00–12:30

Control Relations (Calibration)

12:30–13:30

Lunch

13:30–14:30

High-Level Goals

14:30–15:30

Clausal Complements

16:00–18:00

Clausal Complements

Friday, November 14

09:00–10:30

Third Phenomenon

11:00–12:30

Third Phenomenon

12:30–13:30

Lunch

13:30–15:30

Fourth Phenomenon

16:00–17:30

Fourth Phenomenon

19:30

Joint Dinner

Saturday, November 15

09:00–10:30

Fifth Phenomenon

11:00–12:30

Fifth Phenomenon

12:30–13:30

Lunch

13:30–15:30

Sixth Phenomenon

15:30–16:00

Collective Wrap-Up

Participants

(The DELPH-IN infrastructure is hosted at the University of Oslo)