Browsing by Author "Westera, Matthijs"

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  • 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 (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...