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  • (Updated) 27 February 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Alexandru Baltag

    Speaker: Alexandru Baltag
    Title: Tell Us All You Know
    Date & Time: Thursday 27 February 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • (New) 28 February 2020, Causal Inference Lab reading group

    Date & Time: Friday 28 February 2020, 14:00-15:00
    Location: Room F2.02 (Post-Doc meeting room), ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    On Friday the Causal Inference Lab reading group will meet to discuss the following paper Laura Franklin-Hall (2015), Explaining causal selection with explanatory causal economy. Click here for a preprint (doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9822-8_18).

    Everyone with an interest in causal inference is very welcome to attend!

    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/cil/page_Reading-Group/ or contact Dean McHugh at .
  • (New) 28 February 2020, Cool Logic, Angelica Hill

    Speaker: Angelica Hill
    Title: Not-so-picky predicates: An analysis of Spanish's que+wh-phrase construction and the puzzle of question-embedding predicates
    Date & Time: Friday 28 February 2020, 18:30-19:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The semantic literature on question-embedding predicates has generally focused on the restrictions of certain predicates and the complements they can take as argument. However, the discussion becomes even more convoluted when we take the analysis cross-linguistic. My presentation explores the `que+ indirect question' construction that exists in Spanish, but not in English. The construction allows for a Spanish speaker to use a larger set of verbs to unambiguously report a question than the English speaker, and proves that a more detailed analysis of question-embedding predicates is needed. I will introduce this construction, explore some possible explanations for why certain verbs allow the construction while other prohibit it, and show why this puzzle is not merely a semantic one, but a syntactic one. It's going to be very verby!

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/talks/112 or contact Cool Logic at .
  • 3 March 2020, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Felix Hill

    Speaker: Felix Hill (DeepMind)
    Title: An approach to language understanding in machines based on prediction, perception and action
    Date & Time: Tuesday 3 March 2020, 16:00
    Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 4 March 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Gabriele Pulcini

    Speaker: Gabriele Pulcini
    Date & Time: Wednesday 4 March 2020, 16:00-17:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 5 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Dean McHugh

    Speaker: Dean McHugh
    Date & Time: Thursday 5 March 2020, 16:30-18:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 6 March 2020, Anne Troelstra Memorial Event 2020

    Date & Time: Friday 6 March 2020, 09:30-18:00
    Location: The Euler room, Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre, Sciencepark 105, 1098 XG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    On Friday the 6th of March the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation is organising a memorial event in honour of Anne Troelstra.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/Workshops/troelstra2020/ or contact Benno van den Berg at .
  • 10 March 2020, joint EXPRESS-DiP Colloquium, Ian Rumfitt

    Speaker: Ian Rumfitt (Oxford)
    Date & Time: Tuesday 10 March 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 11 March 2020, DiP Colloquium / Logic of Conceivability Seminar, Jonathan Phillips

    Speaker: Jonathan Phillips (Dartmouth)
    Title: TBA
    Date & Time: Wednesday 11 March 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 12 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Michael Mäs

    Speaker: Michael Mäs (Department of Sociology and the ICS, University of Groningen)
    Title: Do Filter Bubbles Foster Opinion Polarization?
    Date & Time: Thursday 12 March 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 13 March 2020, MLC Seminar, Cognitive Semantics and Quantities group

    Speaker: Cognitive Semantics and Quantities group
    Date & Time: Friday 13 March 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 17 March 2020, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Raquel Alhama

    Speaker: Raquel Alhama (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
    Date & Time: Tuesday 17 March 2020, 16:00
    Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 18 March 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, David Fernández-Duque

    Speaker: David Fernández-Duque
    Date & Time: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 16:00-17:00
    Location: ILLC Room F2.19, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 18 March 2020, DIP Colloquium, Eric Raidl

    Speaker: Eric Raidl (Tuebingen)
    Date & Time: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 16:00-17:30
  • 18 March 2020, DiP Colloquium, Eric Raidl

    Speaker: Eric Raidl (Tuebingen)
    Date & Time: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 16:00
    Location: TBA
    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.
  • 20 March 2020, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Guido Schäfer

    Speaker: Guido Schäfer (CWI and VU Amsterdam)
    Title: Improved Mechanisms for Combinatorial Cost Sharing
    Date & Time: Friday 20 March 2020, 15:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 20 March 2020, MLC Seminar, Dean McHugh & Kaibo Xie

    Speaker: Dean McHugh & Kaibo Xie
    Date & Time: Friday 20 March 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 26 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Carlo Proietti

    Speaker: Carlo Proietti
    Date & Time: Thursday 26 March 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 30 March - 1 April 2020, Workshop "The wisdom and madness of crowds: argumentation, information exchange and social interaction"

    Date & Time: 30 March - 1 April 2020, 18:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Costs: Geosciences,
    Deadline: Sunday 26 January 2020

    Argumentation and exchange of information help groups to coordinate, deliberate and decide. On the other hand, debates often generate detrimental large-scale phenomena such as polarization, informational cascades and echo-chambers, where the behavior of entire groups shifts in seemingly irrational ways.

    Understanding the deep mechanisms of informational and social influence that underlie these phenomena in the age of social media is a challenge that engages methods from different disciplines, including philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer and social sciences and psychology.

    This workshop brings together scholars with different theoretical approaches. Its broader aim is to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the mechanisms that determine the behavior of individuals in a social context from multiple perspectives. The workshop will last two and a half days. The first half-day of it will be dedicated to an introductory seminar on abstract argumentation, held by Professor Pietro Baroni (Brescia).

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/workshop-arginfoexchange/home or contact Carlo Proietti at .
  • 31 March 2020, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Tejaswini Deoskar

    Speaker: Tejaswini Deoskar (University of Amsterdam)
    Date & Time: Tuesday 31 March 2020, 16:00
    Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 1 April 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Johannes Marti

    Speaker: Johannes Marti
    Date & Time: Wednesday 1 April 2020, 16:00-17:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 16 April 2020, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Tim Baarslag

    Speaker: Tim Baarslag (CWI)
    Date & Time: Thursday 16 April 2020, 15:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 16 April 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Yu Wei

    Speaker: Yu Wei
    Date & Time: Thursday 16 April 2020, 17:00-18:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 17 April 2020, MLC Seminar, EXPRESS group

    Speaker: EXPRESS group
    Date & Time: Friday 17 April 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 24 April 2020, MLC Seminar, Floris Roelofsen

    Speaker: Floris Roelofsen
    Date & Time: Friday 24 April 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 13 May 2020, joint DiP / Inquisitive Semantics Talk, Simon Charlow

    Speaker: Simon Charlow (Rutgers)
    Date & Time: Wednesday 13 May 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 14 May 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jörg Endrullis

    Speaker: Jörg Endrullis
    Date & Time: Thursday 14 May 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 15 May 2020, DIP Colloquium, Dorothy Edgington

    Speaker: Dorothy Edgington
    Date & Time: Friday 15 May 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 29 May 2020, DIP Colloquium, Carlotta Pavese

    Speaker: Carlotta Pavese (Cornell)
    Date & Time: Friday 29 May 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 3 - 14 August 2020, 32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2020), Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Date: 3 - 14 August 2020
    Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Saturday 1 June 2019

    Under the auspices of FoLLI the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year in a different European country. It takes place over two weeks in the European Summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both the introductory and advanced levels, attracting around 400 participants each year from all the world.

    The main focus of the program of the summer schools is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited lectures.

    For more information, see https://www.esslli.eu or contact .
  • 10 - 14 August 2020, Computational and Experimental Explanations in Semantics and Pragmatics

    Date: 10 - 14 August 2020
    Location: Utrecht
    Deadline: Saturday 15 February 2020

    The field of natural language semantics has undergone what some refer to as an ‘experimental turn’ and is arguably currently undergoing a ‘computational turn’. By expanding the toolbox available to the semanticist, these two turns have the effect of expanding the phenomena that can be explained and the varieties of semantic explanation that can be offered.

    For example, experimental methods can help distinguish between alternative explanations of semantic effects, e.g. whether to classify controversial phenomena as implicatures or presuppositions. Similarly, computational models of semantics can generate fine-grained and non-categorical predictions that can fruitfully be tested experimentally. And both kinds of methods can be used to ask questions about the emergence of semantic structures in language, including which factors influence their distribution and typology.

    Given this wider toolbox and purview, we aim to gather a workshop to showcase exciting new work that develops new semantic explanations using experimental and computational methods, as well as to invite broader reflection on the methodology of semantics now and in its future.