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CLT seminar: Paul Cook – Better Dictionaries through Natural Language Processing

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Dictionaries are important tools for language learners and translators, as well as valuable cultural artefacts. Moreover, lexical knowledge is essential to high-quality systems for a variety of natural language processing tasks. One problem, however, is that language changes. New words are coined every day, and new meanings of established words commonly emerge. Dictionaries therefore need to be constantly updated, but doing so manually is very expensive. Techniques for automatically keeping them up to date are therefore required. In this talk I will present research on two topics related to this theme: 1. applying a word-sense induction system to automatically find new meanings of words, and 2. using GPS-tagged social media posts to identify previously-undocumented regionalisms.

Date: 2015-11-12 10:30 - 12:00

Location: L308, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8

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