Procedural and computational models of semantic and pragmatic processes
Workshop at the 34th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science
31 July – 4 August 2023
Procedural and computational modeling frameworks have been applied successfully to various aspects of semantic and pragmatic processes, yielding not only a good fit to empirical data but also insights of theoretical relevance. On the one hand, computational (e.g., Bayesian or information theoretic) models rationalize speaker behavior and explain how a listener can use given information efficiently to infer the intended meaning from an utterance. However, these models often leave the stepwise processing of linguistic information unspecified. On the other hand, procedural (e.g., automata or ACT-R) models explain step-by-step cognitive processes behind meaning-related computations, e.g., the process of building sentence representations. However, they often lack the means to combine different information types in an interactive fashion. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers applying these two modeling methodologies to discuss their strengths and weaknesses and work towards an integrated approach.
- Submission deadline: 8 May 2023
- Notification: 29 May 2023
- Workshop: 31 July – 4 August 2023
Bob van Tiel (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Carolin Dudschig (University of Tübingen)
Sonia Ramotowska (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
Fabian Schlotterbeck (University of Tübingen)
You can contact us via the workshop’s submission site at EasyChair or email.
Bob van Tiel