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Invited talk: Computational Semantics and Pragmatics (Rodolfo Delmonte, 2011/01/17,18

Speaker: Rodolfo Delmonte, (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy).
Date: January 17 and 18, 2011
Time: 16:00 – 19:30
Where: Computer Science Faculty

These two sessions cover some of the most important aspects of Computational Semantics and Pragmatics including:
* Lexical Representations and Argument Structure
* Parsing with constituency or dependency structure
* Co-reference resolution
* Underspecified arguments
* Argumentative structure, subjectivity, factuality and sentiment analysis
* Textual Entailment
The talks follow a linguistically motivated approach with the use of ontologies and similar resources to deal with co-reference or textual entailment tasks. The talks are accompanied by several applications and demonstrations.

Rodolfo Delmonte is Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Venice where he is in charge of the corresponding course at BA, MA and Ph.D. level. Specialist in experimental phonetics and computational linguistics he presents his research work at major international conferences and publishes articles in international journals. He is referee for and publishes in Speech Communication, International Journal of Speech Technologies, Journal of Natural Language Engineering and international conferences every year. He has been invited speaker in a number of conferences, teacher at international schools, and invited professor in the last five years in Boulder, Colorado at the CLSR, in Besançon at the Centre Tesnière, in Dallas at UTD. Hot topics of his latest research include the following: Implicit entities and antecedents of omitted and underspecified arguments; Argumentative Analysis, Subjectivity, Factuality and Sentiment Analysis.

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