BISC Seminar Announcement, August 3rd, 4-5pm, 380 Soda

Frank Hoffmann (fhoffman@cs.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 15:20:54 +0200 (MET DST)

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Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
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B I S C S e m i n a r A n n o u n c e m e n t
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Is Computing with Words a Way of Understanding Natural Language?


Speaker : Burghard B. Rieger
Department of Linguistic Data Processing
University of Trier, Germany
Email: rieger@ldv35.Uni-Trier.de
Web: http://www.ldv.uni-trier.de:8080/rieger.html

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NOTICE: THIS SEMINAR TAKES PLACE ON TUESDAY RATHER THAN THURSDAY
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Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 1999
Time: 4-5pm
Location : 380 Soda Hall

Abstract

In a rather sharp departure from traditional approaches to knowledge based
processing of natural language structures in computational linguistics (CL),
fuzzy computational linguistics (FL) exploits the intrinsic structuredness
of very large language corpora. Semiotic algorithms (inductive learning
and formal notation) are employed to detect amd represent regularities
in vector space formats. As dynamic knowledge bases, they complement
or even replace rule-based formats of static and categorial knowledge
representations presupposed in most traditional cognitve information
processing models. - The procedural definition of semantic dependency graphs
(DDS) based upon such dynamic and self-organizing knowledge bases will be
introduced and discussed. Some of their properties will be shown to suffice
conditions of semantic inferencing which are generally attributed to human
reasoning and language understanding only: situatedness, perspectivity,
co- and contextual sensitivity. Processing results will be given to
illustrate and exemplify these algorithms operational characteristics in
a computing with words (CW) environment.

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Frank Hoffmann                               UC Berkeley
Computer Science Division                    Department of EECS
Email: fhoffman@cs.berkeley.edu              phone: 1-510-642-8282
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