Uni-Tübingen

A3: Corpus-based Semantic Composition Models for Phrases

A3 studies semantic composition models for German and English phrases, focusing on adjective-noun phrases and prepositional phrases. The computational modelling will use distributional word representations and deep learning techniques, in particular recurrent neural networks (RNN).

Of special interest is the relation between composition and parsing. Existing composition models integrated into parsers are usually trained together with the parser in a supervised manner, typically only on treebank data. In contrast, our approach uses unsupervised learning to train stand-alone composition models from large parsed corpora. The semantic phrase representations built by the pre-trained composition models can then be integrated into the parser to improve parsing accuracy.

The composition models will be evaluated on several tasks including semantic relation classification, PP-attachment disambiguation, recognising textual entailment and text-to-image retrieval.


Principal Investigator:

Prof. Dr. Erhard W. Hinrichs Dr. Daniël de Kok

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstr. 19
72074 Tübingen

Telephone: +49(0) 7071-29-75446

Telefax: +49(0) 7071-29-5214

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Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Room 1.05
72074 Tübingen


Telephone: +49(0) 7071-29-77314
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Staff:

Corina Dima Patricia Fischer

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Room 3.24
72074 Tübingen

Telephone: +49(0) 7071-29-73953
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Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Room 3.24
72074 Tübingen

Telephone: +49(0) 7071-29-73953
E-Mail

Associated to the Project:

Jochen Saile

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Room 2.25
72074 Tübingen

Telephone: +49(0) 7071-29-78487
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Student Assistants:


Erik Schill

Sebastian Pütz

Tobias Pütz

Neele Witte

 

Former Staff, Associates and Student Assistants :

Staff/Associates Student Assistants

Jianqiang Ma

Dr. Heike Telljohann

Reinhild Barkey

Dr. Dörte de Kok

Dr. Verena Henrich

Daniil Sorokin

Christina Hoppermann

Dr. Yannick Versley

Stefanie Simon

Sabrina Schulze

Anne Brock

Kathrin Adlung

Nadine Balbach

Tabea Sanwald

Holger Gauza

Janne Berlacher

Melike Heubach

Anna Gastel