A4: Comparing Meaning in Context: Generalization of Information Structure and Reference Text

Summary

How can meaning be compared in realistic situations, in which ill-formed language or individual differences in situative or world knowledge complicate or even preclude a complete linguistic analysis? This question is the motivation for project A4, investigating which linguistic representations can be used effectively and robustly for comparing the meaning of sentences and text fragments computationally.

In particular, project A4 investigates the nature and interaction of context and sentential meaning in an authentic language-based task: teacher assessment of answers to reading comprehension questions. The project i) extends the meaning comparison underlying the content assessment so that it integrates the breadth of characteristics of the task context, ii) advances the content assessment so that it supports feedback for the real-life educational application developed in the transfer project T1, and iii) generalizes the information structural analysis successfully developed for explicit question-answer contexts to be applicable in a broader range of contexts.



Principal Investigator:

Prof. Dr. Walt Detmar Meurers
Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Abt. Theoretische Computerlinguistik
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19
72074 Tübingen
Germany

E-Mail: dm(at)sfs.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Staff:

Dr. Kordula De KuthyBjörn Rudzewitz, M.A.
Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Room 1.26
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: +49 7071 29-74037
E-Mail: kdk[at]sfs.uni-tuebingen.de

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Room 1.33
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: +49 15786516542
Mail: bjoern.rudzewitz[at]uni-tuebingen.de

 

 

Associated:

 

Ramon Ziai, M.A.
Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Room 1.26
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: +49 7071 29-74037
E-Mail: rziai(at)sfs.uni-tuebingen.de

 

 

 

Research Assistants:

Lukas Stein            Frederica Tsirakidou            
Tamara-Katharina SchusterFranziska Linnenschmidt

 

 

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