Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

26 - 27 June 2017, Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Perspectives (Detec2017), Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Date: 26 - 27 June 2017
Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Deadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017

Studies on discourse processing indicate that natural language interpretation is expectation-driven. Even though it is uncontroversial that both linguistic (e.g. lexical items, morpho-syntactic constructions, prosody) and extra-linguistic factors (e.g. world knowledge, speaker/hearer knowledge) are used to anticipate how discourse is likely to continue, the nature of their interplay is a topic of ongoing research. DETEC approaches this topic in an interdisciplinary fashion by comparing theoretical, experimental, and computational perspectives.

We welcome submissions of theoretical, experimental and computational studies on topics related to any aspect of discourse expectations, how they arise, how they may be quantified, and how they may be modelled.
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/discexp2017/home or contact Geertje van Bergen at .