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Congressos (Departament de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge)

Congressos (Departament de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge)

 

Actes de congressos de recerca, en accés obert, del Departament de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge de la UPF.

Recent Submissions

  • Alsina i Keith, Àlex (CSLI Publications, 2023)
    The treatment of inflectional periphrasis is problematic in LFG, apparently because of the lexicalist nature of the framework. A close inspection of what is usually understood by lexicalism reveals two distinct, but ...
  • Alsina i Keith, Àlex (CSLI Publications, 2022)
    This paper claims that the relationship between morphology and syntax is multidirectional. It argues against the generally accepted position in LFG that word formation feeds the syntax and that syntax cannot feed word ...
  • Kervadec, Corentin; Franzon, Francesca; Baroni, Marco (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2023)
    Language model prompt optimization research has shown that semantically and grammatically well-formed manually crafted prompts are routinely outperformed by automatically generated token sequences with no apparent meaning ...
  • Cheng, Emily; Kervadec, Corentin; Baroni, Marco (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2023)
    For a language model (LM) to faithfully model human language, it must compress vast, potentially infinite information into relatively few dimensions. We propose analyzing compression in (pre-trained) LMs from two points ...
  • Mahaut, Matéo; Franzon, Francesca; Dessì, Roberto; Baroni, Marco (International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS), 2023-07-31)
    As large pre-trained image-processing neural networks are being embedded in autonomous agents such as self-driving cars or robots, the question arises of how such systems can communicate with each other about the ...
  • Westera, Matthijs; Rohde, Hannah (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), 2019)
    We introduce a novel, scalable method aimed at annotating potential and actual Questions Under Discussion (QUDs) in naturalistic discourse. It consists of asking naive participants first what questions a certain portion ...
  • Harrison, Sophie; Gualdoni, Eleonora; Boleda, Gemma (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2023)
    Gender bias in Language and Vision datasets and models has the potential to perpetuate harmful stereotypes and discrimination. We analyze gender bias in two Language and Vision datasets. Consistent with prior work, ...
  • Fomicheva, Marina; Bel Rafecas, Núria; da Cunha Fanego, Iria (Springer, 2015)
    State-of-the-art automatic Machine Translation [MT] evaluation is based on the idea that the closer MT output is to Human Translation [HT], the higher its quality. Thus, automatic evaluation is typically approached by ...
  • Gualdoni, Eleonora; Kemp, Charles; Xu, Yang; Boleda, Gemma (Cognitive Science Society, 2023)
    The human lexicon expresses a wide array of concepts with a limited set of words. Previous work has suggested that semantic categories are structured compactly to enable informative communication. Informativeness is typically ...
  • Rakotonirina, Nathanael Carraz; Dessì, Roberto; Petroni, Fabio; Riedel, Sebastian; Baroni, Marco (International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2023)
    We study whether automatically-induced prompts that effectively extract information from a language model can also be used, out-of-the-box, to probe other language models for the same information. After confirming that ...
  • Dessì, Roberto; Bevilacqua, Michele; Gualdoni, Eleonora; Rakotonirina, Nathanael Carraz; Franzon, Francesca; Baroni, Marco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023)
    Neural captioners are typically trained to mimic humangenerated references without optimizing for any specific communication goal, leading to problems such as the generation of vague captions. In this paper, we show ...
  • Grimm, Scott; McNally, Louise, 1965- (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), 2013)
    Syntacticians have widely assumed since [11] that there is a fundamental difference between so-called argument structure nominals (AS-nominals, also called Complex Event Nominals), e.g. destruction, and non-AS-nominals, ...
  • Aina, Laura; Liao, Xixian; Boleda, Gemma; Westera, Matthijs (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2021)
    It is often posited that more predictable parts of a speaker’s meaning tend to be made less explicit, for instance using shorter, less informative words. Studying these dynamics in the domain of referring expressions has ...
  • Sorodoc, Ionut-Teodor; Aina, Laura; Boleda, Gemma (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2022)
    To successfully account for language, computational models need to take into account both the linguistic context (the content of the utterances) and the extra-linguistic context (for instance, the participants in a dialogue). ...
  • Khishigsuren, Temuulen; Bella, Gábor; Brochhagen, Thomas; Marav, Daariimaa; Giunchiglia, Fausto; Batsuren, Khuyagbaatar (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2022)
  • Zevallos, Rodolfo; Ortega, John E.; Chen, William; Castro, Richard; Bel Rafecas, Núria; Yoshikawa, Cesar; Ventura, Renzo; Aradiel, Hilario; Melgarejo, Nelsi (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2022)
    The lack of resources for languages in the Americas has proven to be a problem for the creation of digital systems such as machine translation, search engines, chat bots, and more. The scarceness of digital resources for ...
  • Zevallos, Rodolfo; Bel Rafecas, Núria; Cámbara Ruiz, Guillermo; Farrús, Mireia; Luque, Jordi (International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2022)
    Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) is a key element in new services that helps users to interact with an automated system. Deep learning methods have made it possible to deploy systems with word error rates below 5% for ...
  • Sutton, Peter R.; Filip, Hana; Snider, Todd; Windhearn, Mia (University of Konstanz, 2021)
    We present an analysis of measure phrases such as heap/ounce of information in which the measure expression receives a non-literal, metaphorical interpretation. We present evidence that these metaphorical measure ...
  • Sutton, Peter R. (Cornell University, Linguistic Society of America, 2022)
    This paper proposes a situation theoretic account of polysemy: polysemous nouns denote situations that witness (i.e. contain) multiple entities of different types. For instance, lunch denotes situations that contain an ...
  • Dessì, Roberto; Gualdoni, Eleonora; Franzon, Francesca; Boleda, Gemma; Baroni, Marco (ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), 2022)
    We compare the 0-shot performance of a neural caption-based image retriever when given as input either human-produced captions or captions generated by a neural captioner. We conduct this comparison on the recently ...

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