GEMS 2010
GEometrical Models of Natural Language Semantics
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July 16, 2010
Venue A, Room II
Uppsala University, Sweden


9:25 - 9:30Welcome and Opening

Session : Geometry and Semantics
9:30 - 10:00David Jurgens and Keith Stevens
Capturing Nonlinear Structure in Word Spaces Through Dimensionality Reduction
10:00 - 10:30Danilo Croce and Daniele Previtali
Manifold Learning for the semi-supervised induction of FrameNet predicates: an empirical investigation

10:30 - 11:00Coffee break

11:00 - 12:10Invited Talk:
Katrin Erk
"What is word meaning, really? (And how can distributional models help us describe it?)"

Session: Lexical Acquisition (1)
12:10 - 12:40Georgiana Dinu and Grzegorz Chrupala
Relatedness curves for acquiring paraphrases
12:40 - 13:10Emiliano Guevara
A Regression Model of Adjective-Noun Compositionality in Distributional Semantics

13:10 - 14:30Lunch break

Session: Lexical Acquisition (2)
14:30 - 15:00Daoud Clarke, Rudi Lutz and David Weir
Semantic Composition with Quotient Algebras
15:00 - 15:30Justin Washtell
Expectation Vectors: A Semiotics Inspired Approach to Geometric Lexical-Semantic Representation

15:30 - 16:00Coffee break

Session: Computational Aspects
16:00 - 16:30Amit Goyal, Jagadeesh Jagaralamudi, Hal Daumé III and Suresh Venkatasubramanian
Sketch Techniques for scaling Distributional Similarity to the Web
16:30 - 17:00Andreas Vlachos, Zoubin Ghahramani and Ted Briscoe
Active learning for constrained Dirichlet process mixture models

17:00 - 17:55Panel
17:55 - 18:00Closing