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Program seminare formalni lingvistiky / Program of the Seminar of Formal Linguistics

USTAV FORMALNI A APLIKOVANE LINGVISTIKY
Matematicko-fyzikalni fakulta
Univerzita Karlova v Praze
Vas srdecne zve
na SEMINAR FORMALNI LINGVISTIKY,
vedeny prof. Evou Hajicovou

INSTITUTE OF FORMAL AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Charles University in Prague
cordially invites you
to the SEMINAR OF FORMAL LINGUISTICS
led by Prof. Eva Hajicova

Seminar se kona v pondeli od 13:30 v budove MFF UK, Malostranske nam. 25,
4. patro, mistnost S1 (c. 428).
The Seminar takes place on Mondays from 1,30 p.m. at the Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics, Malostranske nam. 25, 4th floor, room S1 (428).
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4. 11. 2013
Jindrich Libovicky (UFAL MFF UK)
MUSIC AND COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

Abstract: Thoughts about similarity of music and natural languages are probably as old as the human thinking itself. The last century brought also musicological theories based on linguistic theories. Moreover, algorithms which are used for symbolic processing of music are often inspired by algorithms from computational linguistics or at least similar to them. The talk will start with a brief introduction to the relation of music and natural language. A description of few experiments with a corpus of melodies and automatic melody recognition I did in my master thesis will follow.

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11. 11. 2013
Ondrej Dusek (UFAL MFF UK)
LEARNING MORPHOLOGY FROM THE CORPUS

Abstract: This talk will present a simple method of learning morphological analysis and generation from annotated data, aimed at robustness to unseen inputs.

We will focus mainly on the generation part, where we use a trainable
classifier to predict "edit scripts" that are used to transform lemmas
into inflected word forms. Our morphology generation system has been
evaluated on 6 languages and shown to be able to learn most
morphological phenomena and generalize to unseen inputs.

The analysis part will show a few simple experiments with edit scripts
on Czech, including a comparison with the dictionary-based
morphological analysis by Hajic (2004).

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18. 11. 2013
Magda Sevcikova (UFAL MFF UK)
DETERMINING PRODUCTIVITY IN WORD-FORMATION: DEADJECTIVAL SUFFIXES IN CZECH

Abstract: Though the term of productivity in word-formation seems to be intuitively clear and the idea (under various terms) has been present in linguistics for centuries, there are many approaches to productivity in contemporary linguistics, which differ in several aspects.
In the talk, I briefly sketch selected issues of the study of productivity focusing on the last two or three decades, during which productivity has become one of the central topics of the research into word-formation. In this context, I refer to the main ideas of the work on productivity by Milos Dokulil, whose word-formation theory has become a widely respected and, in fact, the only common ground of word-formation descriptions in Czech linguistics. I focus on his opposition of the so-called systemic and empirical productivity and present some suggestions on how Dokulil’s ideas could be applied to the current, corpus-based research in productivity, by analyzing the productivity of four suffixes which are used to derive names of qualities in Czech (-ost, -stvi/-ctvi, -ismus and -ita).
The talk will be given in Czech.