26th March 2021 - 11am - Annette Hautli-Janisz: Seminar

TITLE:  What is too much implicitness?



Argument analysis and mining have made significant progress over the last five years, however identifying and reconstructing implicit argument (and discourse) structure is still an extremely demanding task. In this talk I show how conventional implicatures provide us with the means of detecting and reconstructing various types of implicit material in discourse: argumentative structure, interaction with the common ground and information reframing. The property that makes CIs so attractive to argument mining and discourse processing in general is their tight connection to the lexical surface, however I will present initial results on the variability and vagueness of their interpretation, which in turn have an impact on how CIs can be modelled computationally.


Annette Hautli-Janisz is a Junior Research Group Leader and substitute professor for Theoretical and Computational Linguistics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Her focus in discourse processing and computational pragmatics is understanding how speakers use language to interact in real, naturally occurring argumentation and how the web of discourse information can be modelled computationally. She is also Associate Member of the Centre for Argument Technology at the University of Dundee, UK, and is the founder and head of the Steinbeis Transfer Center for Linguistic Data Analyis.


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Mar 26 2021 -

26th March 2021 - 11am - Annette Hautli-Janisz: Seminar

This event is co-organised by ILCC and by the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing, https://nlp-cdt.ac.uk

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