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Håkan Burden, Division of Software Engineering, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, is defending his thesis "A Scholarship Approach to Model-Driven Engineering".


A Scholarship Approach to Model-Driven Engineering" sheds new light on software modelling by using the framework of Boyer's four functions of academic activity - the scholarships of teaching, discovery, application and integration:

Scholarship of Teaching: We report on the impact of introducing a modelling tool that enables continuous feedback on the students' modelling efforts and how pair lecturing engages the students in software modelling during our lectures.

Scholarship of Discovery: The possibilities and challenges of generating textual summaries in English from software models are explored for validation purposes.

Scholarship of Application: Through our collaboration with industry we show how the success of adopting Model-Driven Engineering technologies depends not only on technical aspects but also on organisational and social factors.

Scholarship of Integration: By combining our insights from teaching, discovery and application with a study at three companies, we, among many things, describe how Model-Driven Engineering can empower new user groups, enable faster development and depend on the tools for successful adoption.

Download full text of the thesis.

Date: 2014-10-17 10:15 - 13:00

Location: Room EC, EDIT-building, Rännvägen 6, Campus Johanneberg



Ellen Breitholtz, PhD student in linguistics at FLoV, will defend her thesis: "Enthymemes in Dialogue: A micro-rhetorical approach".

Abstract: In dialogue we frequently present arguments which are based on commonly accepted non-logical inferences. In rhetorical theory, this type of argument is called an enthymeme, and a pattern of reasoning that it is based on is called a topos. The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate the role that enthymemes play in natural language dialogue. The analyses focus on authentic dialogue material, and informal theories from linguistics and language philosophy are combined with formal theories in what can be considered a micro-rhetorical approach. This approach focuses on function in language, and the idea is that linguistic phenomena of the type studied by linguists are the micro-end of rhetorical phenomena. Formalisation is an important method in this thesis. The information state of a dialogue participant is modelled as a dialogue gameboard showing her current take on the dialogue and the cognitive resources currently activated. The formalisations are done in the semantic frame work Type Theory with Records. The first part of this thesis focuses on the linguistic and philosophical context of enthymeme and topos. In chapters 3–4 the formal model is developed, and in chapter 5 it is applied to a number of cases. Some of the main contributions of this thesis are that it points out that underpinning patterns of resoning are necessary to make pragmatic inferences, and suggests a precise way of formalising these patterns. Also, the concept of Accommodation is associated with enthymemes and topoi. Accommodation of enthymemes explains how agents can infer some types of rhetorical relations based on accessed topoi. Accommodation of topoi o↵ers an explanation to some types of misunderstandings as well as a way of looking at learning of new topoi.

Keywords: enthymeme, topos, dialogue, TTR, gameboard semantics, dialogue modelling, accommodation, non-monotonic reasoning, micro-rhetoric

Full text available here: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/36005

Date: 2014-09-27 13:00 - 16:00

Location: T302, Olof Wijksgatan 6



The fifth annual workshop for CLT members will take place at Bohusgården, Uddevalla, 1-3 October. We will leave by bus from Carlandersplatsen/Lundgrensgatan (map) at 11.00 on Wednesday morning, and expect to be back in Gothenburg by 15.00 on Friday.

Below, you can find a preliminary schedule and titles for the presentations. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Kaså.

Preliminary schedule

11.00 - 12.15 Travel
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 13.30 Director's introduction
13.30 - 14.15 Talk: Francis Tyers - Apertium: a rule-based machine translation platform
14.15 - 14.45 Talk: Harald Hammarström - Measuring Forced Grammatical Expressivity Across Languages:
A Parallel Text Approach
14.45 - 15.15 Coffee
15.15 - 16.00 <Time for meetings>
16.00 - 18.00 Poster session 1
19.30 - ? Dinner
07.00 - 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 - 09.20 Talk: Aarne Ranta & co - Digital Grammars AB
09.20 - 09.30 Post EACL 2014
09.30 - 10.00 Talk: Katka Černá, Alexandra Weilenmann, Ylva Hård af Segerstad - Collecting and
visualizing mobile communication
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee
10.30 - 11.00 <Time for meetings>
11.00 - 12.00 UGOT Challenges
12.00 - 13.00 Future of CLT (group discussions)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 Future of CLT (reports)
14.45 - 15.00 Coffee
15.00 - 17.00 Poster session 2
17.15 - 18.30 Board meets advisors
19.30 Dinner
09.00 - 09.20 Talk: Lars Borin - SWE-CLARIN
09.20 - 10.00 Talk: Michael Stormbom - The healthcare sector and language technology
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee
10.30 - 11.00 Talk: Chris Howes - Predicting outcomes from language use in therapy
11.00 - 11.30 Talk: Kimmo Koskenniemi - Computational Processing of Historical Texts
11.30 - 11.45 Wrap-up: Next workshop?
11.45 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.30 Travel

Poster/demo sessions

Session 1  
Ann-Marie Eklund The game of health search
Anne Schumacher, Johan Roxendal, Roland Schäfer Annotated Parallel Corpora in Korp
Dimitrios Kokkinakis Vocation Identification in Swedish Fiction using Linguistic Patterns, NER and CRF Learning
John J Camilleri Reasoning about contracts
Karin Friberg Heppin, Miriam R L Petruck Encoding of Compounds in Swedish FrameNet
Krasimir Angelov Speech-Enabled Hybrid Multilingual Translation for Mobile Devices
Malin Ahlberg, Markus Forsberg, Peter Andersson Nina Tahmasebi Towards constructional change discovery. A case study on Swedish pseudo-coordination (SPC)
Mikael Kågebäck Extractive Summarization using Continuous Vector Space Models
Peter Ljunglöf The translation game <-> Översättningsspelet
Sandra Derbring, Mats Lundälv, Dana Dannélls, Markus Forsberg Open Lexical Data from the LTLOD@SB Project
Staffan Larsson, Simon Dobnik, Sebastian Berlin Effects of Speech Cursor on Visual Distraction in In-vehicle Interaction: Preliminary Results
Yvonne Adesam, Gerlof Bouma Maþir
Session 2  
Dana Dannélls Natural Language Generation from a Multilingual FrameNet-based Grammar
Elena Volodina, Ildikó Pilán CoCTaILL Corpus: pedagogically annotated L2 Swedish coursebooks
Grégoire Détrez Learning smart paradigms using string kernels
Inari Listenmaa Handling non-compositionality in multilingual CNLs (using Grammatical Framework)
Jonas Lindh The effect of the double filtering effect on automatic voice comparison
Katarina Heimann Mühlenbock, Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis Studies on automatic assessment of students' reading ability
Maria Toporowska Gronostaj Computer-aided detection of frames for verbs in the Swedish FrameNet from a lexicographic perspective
Normunds Gruzitis Extracting a multilingual semantic grammar from FrameNet-annotated corpora
Richard Johansson Embedding a semantic network in a word space
Robin Cooper, Simon Dobnik, Staffan Larsson Representing different kinds of reference with Type Theory with Records
Taraka Rama Gap-weighted subsequences for cognate identification and phylogenetic inference
Yvonne Adesam, Gerlof Bouma, Lars Borin, Markus Forsberg, Richard Johansson Koala


UGOT Challenges EoI

The global challenge of ageing populations - Centre for Capability in Ageing (AGECAP) Dimitrios Kokkinakkis
Post Colonial Academic Communication Structures - New Epistemological Strategies in Multilingual Contexts Dimitrios Kokkinakkis
Segregation as a Global Societal Challenge Dimitrios Kokkinakis
Overcoming Digital Language Barriers Aarne Ranta, Lars Borin
Democracy in the digital age: Power, language and technology Aarne Ranta, Lars Borin
Linguistic challenges in the natural sciences and mathematics in mandatory school Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis
Literacy and Democracy Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis
Big Data Interactions: The Global Challenge of Interpretation and Use of Large User-Generated Data Sets Alexandra Weilenmann, Christine Howes
LTAIL (Language Technologies for Accessibility, Interaction and Learning) Staffan Larsson, Peter Ljunglöf, Elena Volodina
A multidisciplinary approach to the improvement of societal care of nervous system dysfunction across the lifespan Staffan Larsson, Peter Ljunglöf
GU Centre for Medical Imaging Technologies Simon Dobnik

Date: 2014-10-01 11:00 - 2014-10-03 15:00

Location: Bohusgården, Uddevalla



The workshop on semantic technologies for research in the humanities and social sciences (STRiX) will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, on November 24-25, 2014.

Workshop webpage: http://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/strix2014

Date: 2014-11-24 09:00 - 2014-11-25 17:00




In the past years there has been increased efforts from libraries, archives and scientific institutes to digitize their text collections. While this has improved to ease of access to these collections, the lack of standards among the different digital text collections has caused confusion. Nederlab is a multi-million euro project which will develop a portal which provides access to all digitized historical Dutch texts in a standardized way. In this talk I will describe the aims of the project as well as its challenges. I will also present a demo of the current state of project website.

Erik TKS on the web: http://ifarm.nl/erikt/

Date: 2014-03-11 10:30 - 12:00

Location: Room K332 (Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 6)



CLT will give 12 talks and 10 demos. Whole program here: http://vetenskapsfestivalen.se/for-alla/program/

Just CLT events as a pdf.

Date: 2014-05-08 10:30 - 21:00

Location: Nordstadstorget and Pedagogen (room AK2 134)




Date: 2014-04-26 09:00 - 2014-04-30 15:00

Location: Chalmers Conference Centre



Type theory has been a central area of research in logic, the semantics of programming languages, and natural language semantics over the past fi fty years. Recent developments in type theory have been used to reconstruct the formal foundations of computational semantics. The proposed workshop, co-located with EACL 2014, will provide a forum for the presentation of leading edge research in this fast developing sub field of computational linguistics.

More information on the workshop webpage.

Date: 2014-04-27 09:00 - 18:00

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden



Ramona Enache at the CSE department will defend her PhD thesis Frontiers of Multilingual Grammar Development.

Opponent: Dr Keith B. Hall, Google


The thesis explores a number of ways for developing multilingual grammars written in GF (Grammatical Framework). The goal is to enhance both the coverage of the grammars, in terms of content and number of languages, and to reduce the development effort by automating a larger part of the process.

The first direction in grammar development targets the creation of general language resources. These are the starting point for building domain-specific grammars for the language. Developing resource grammars gives a good overview of the effort required and provides a solid base for subsequent experiments in automation. Our work resulted in building computational grammars for Romanian and Swedish.

A further development step is multilingual domain-specific grammar creation. The technique we employed is converting structured models into grammars, which preserves the original structure of the model as a backbone of the grammar and uses the general GF resources for a smooth multilingual verbalization of the model. The use cases considered are an upper-domain ontology, a business model and an ontology describing cultural heritage artefacts, each posing a different challenge and illustrating another aspect of the GF grammars-ontology interoperability and its advantages.

An orthogonal approach to multilingual grammar development aims at increasing the number of languages from a domain grammar. Our solution is an example-based prototype which partially replaces grammar programming with feedback from native informants and SMT tools (such as Google Translate).

Last but not least, as an attempt to not only enhance GF grammars, but also use them in a novel way, we present the grammar-based hybrid system architecture combining GF grammars and SMT systems. This marks some of the first steps in using grammars for translating free text. As a side-effect of the work, we propose a technique for building bilingual GF lexicon resources from SMT phrase tables.

Full text avalable at GUPEA

Date: 2013-10-29 10:00 - 12:00

Location: Room EE, EDIT building, Chalmers Johanneberg



Ylva Hård af Segerstad at the department of applied IT will give his "docent lecture".

More information can be found here (in Swedish).

Date: 2013-10-18 13:00 - 14:00

Location: Torg tre, Patricia, Forskningsgången 6, Lindholmen