NASSLLI 2012 June 18 - 22

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Combinatory Categorial Grammars for Robust Natural Language Processing

Room: UTC 4.104


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  • I: Combinatory Categorial Grammar
  • II: Wide Coverage Parsing with CCG
  • III: The Statistical Problem of Language Acquisition
  • IV: Towards a Robust Semantics
  • V: The Surface Compositional Semantics of Intonation and Information Structure


Course slides (complete)


Mark Steedman


Mark Steedman is Professor of Cognitive Science in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where he moved in 1998 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught as Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.

His research covers a range of problems in computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and cognitive science, including syntax and semantics of natural language, and parsing and comprehension of natural language discourse by humans and by machine using Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG). Much of his current NLP research concerns wide-coverage parsing for robust semantic interpretation and natural language inference. Some of his research concerns the analysis of music by humans and machines. His most recent book is "Taking Scope", with MIT Press.