Browsing by Author "Westera, Matthijs"

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  • Westera, Matthijs; Boleda, Gemma (University of Konstanz, 2020)
    We take a closer look at van Tiel et al.’s (2016) experimental results on diversity in scalar inference rates. In contrast to their finding that semantic similarity had no significant effect on scalar inference rates, ...
  • Boleda, Gemma; Aina, Laura; Silberer, Carina; Sorodoc, Ionut-Teodor; Westera, Matthijs (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2018)
    This paper describes our winning contribution to SemEval 2018 Task 4: Character Identification on Multiparty Dialogues. It is a simple, standard model with one key innovation, an entity library. Our results show that this ...
  • Westera, Matthijs; Gupta, Abhijee; Boleda, Gemma; Padó, Sebastian (Wiley, 2021)
    Cognitive scientists have long used distributional semantic representations of categories. The predominant approach uses distributional representations of category-denoting nouns, such as “city” for the category city. We ...
  • Westera, Matthijs (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2019)
    Distributional semantics has had enormous empirical success in Computational Linguistics and Cognitive Science in modeling various semantic phenomena, such as semantic similarity, and distributional models are widely used ...
  • Silberer, Carina; Zarrieß, Sina; Westera, Matthijs; Boleda, Gemma (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2020)
    We release ManyNames v2 (MN v2), a verified version of an object naming dataset that contains dozens of valid names per object for 25K images. We analyze issues in the data collection method originally employed, standard ...
  • Westera, Matthijs (Osnabrück University, 2020)
    Both disjunctive assertions and disjunctive questions can imply “not both”, i.e., that only one of the disjuncts is true. For assertions this is known to be part of what the speaker means (e.g., an implicature), whereas ...
  • Westera, Matthijs; Goodhue, Daniel; Gussenhoven, Carlos (Oxford University Press, 2021)
    Theories of intonational meaning can be organized into two broad categories. Specialist theories aim to capture the meaning of a particular type of intonation contour, or even just a particular usage of that contour, ...
  • Westera, Matthijs (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), 2017)
    Exhaustivity is typically explained in terms of the exclusion of unmentioned alternatives. For this to work, the set of alternatives must be asymmetrical, lest both a proposition and its negation get excluded, yielding a ...
  • Westera, Matthijs (Ubiquity Press, 2018)
    The theory of Intonational Compliance Marking (ICM) maintains that speakers of English use final rising intonation to indicate a suspension (potential violation) of a conversational maxim (Westera 2013; 2014). This paper ...
  • Westera, Matthijs; Amidei, Jacopo; Mayol, Laia (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2020)
    We take a close look at a recent dataset of TED-talks annotated with the questions they implicitly evoke, TED-Q (Westera et al., 2020). We test to what extent the relation between a discourse and the questions it evokes ...
  • Westera, Matthijs; Mayol, Laia; Rohde, Hannah (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2020)
    We present a new dataset of TED-talks annotated with the questions they evoke and, where available, the answers to these questions. Evoked questions represent a hitherto mostly unexplored type of linguistic data, which ...
  • Boleda, Gemma; Aina, Laura; Silberer, Carina; Sorodoc, Ionut-Teodor; Westera, Matthijs (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2019)
    Humans use language to refer to entities in the external world. Motivated by this, in recent years several models that incorporate a bias towards learning entity representations have been proposed. Such entity-centric ...