Slides for some presentations by Ann Copestake

Slides from 2009 for teaching introductory computational formal semantics.
Included here because they provide an introduction to MRS and its use in grammars (.tex and notes available on request).

Slacker Semantics
12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2009), Athens.
There is a paper in the proceedings:
Slacker Semantics: Why Superficiality, Dependency and Avoidance of Commitment can be the Right Way to Go.
However the talk was more general, so I've linked to the slides here.

The Annual British Computer Society Lovelace Lecture:
a tribute to Karen Sparck Jones
I gave the lecture at the
2008 BCS Lovelace Awards, since Karen
Sparck Jones, the award winner, died shortly after receiving the award.

Applying Robust Semantics
PACLING 2007  10th Conference of the Pacific Association for
Computational Linguistics, Melbourne, 2007.
(see also paper in proceedings)

Conventionalized illocutionary force: corpus analysis meets
formalization
(with Marina Terkourafi)
10th International Pragmatics Conference, Goteborg, Sweden, 2007

SciBorg: Deep Processing and Chemical Informatics
Tokyo Forum on Advanced NLP and Text Mining, 2007

Computational linguistics and linguistics
The Fifth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
(Camling2007).

Semantics in broadcoverage natural language processing
Wednesday seminar, Computer Laboratory,
2006.

Interfacing morphophonology and morphosyntax in constraintbased processing
Workshop on Largescale Grammar
Development and Grammar Engineering.
Haifa, Israel, 2006.

Robust Minimal Recursion Semantics.
RMRS workshop, Edinburgh, 2005.

Lexical and semantic selection
Invited talk at the
Workshop on
Grammar Engineering at the 21st Scandanavian Conference of Linguistics,
Trondheim, 2005.

Generation.
Composite of slides from various talks about realisation in the LKB.

Investigating adjective denotation and collocation. Invited talk at the
3rd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon,
Geneva, 2005.

SEMI: why and what?
with Dan Flickinger, talk given at the DELPHIN meeting, Lisbon, 2005.

Extreme Underspecification.
Robust Minimal Recursion Semantics. Firbush, 2004.

Semantics and Generation.
Invited talk at the
HPSG Conference 2004, Workshop on semantics, Leuven, Belgium, 2004.

Towards an NLP module: the role of an utterancelevel interface
Teaching and tutorials
LaTeX source is included for some papers here, for convenience in
extracting references.

Slides for three lectures on NLP with constraintbased grammars,
Graduate School in Language Technology, Gøteborg, September 2002.
pdf
 Handout for a course on
the lexicon in computational linguistics from the 1999 Linguistic
Institute

Bibliography for computational lexical semantics
(version distributed at ACL 1996 tutorial on lexical semantics)
LaTeX

Slides for ACL 1996 tutorial on lexical semantics

Bibliography for work on the lexicon in MT
(version distributed at AMTA 96 tutorial on the lexicon in MT)
LaTeX

Slides for AMTA 1996 tutorial

Slides for ESSLLI '96 course on integrating the lexicon and pragmatics

Inheritance in lexical representation (short introductory paper)
LaTeX
Other papers

Computational Lexical Semantics in Review
by Ted Briscoe, 1996. Part of FraCaS deliverable, included here for
convenience.
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