21-25 August 2012
Portorož, Slovenia
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Computers and Linguistics

Presented by Prof. Jure ZUPAN
Type: Keynote Lecture


One of the promising fields in linguistics deals with the 'meanings' of sentences and words. In the present talk two cases will be discussed to show how various computer methods can be applied to the linguistic problems. The first case shows is the use of Kohonen Self-organizing maps- SOM (a special method of Artificial neural networks (ANNs) for studying and comparison of different styles of writers and poets, while the second case will show how a large scale hierarchical network organized around the concept of ‘meanings’ of words can be used for the corpuses of text. In the frame of the first case two examples will be shown. In both examples 2D Kohonen SOM mapping of a) six to seven short texts of seven authors and b) 30 poems of 3 different Slovenian poets will be shown and the results discussed. As the second case, the general scheme of a hierarchical network of ‘meanings’ of words will be discussed. As an example a network of 15,000 Slovenian verbs will be explained in detail with the reference to its use of ‘context’ retrieval from large corpuses of.


Location: Portorož, Slovenia
Address: University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies, Obala 11a, SI-6320 Portorož - Portorose, Slovenia
Room: VP1

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