Courses and Workshops

ESSLLI 2020: COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

F = Foundational course
I = Introductory course
A = Advanced course
W = Workshop

WEEK 1 (August 3-7, 2020)

Language and Computation

Mathias Winther Madsen. Information theory. (F)
Gregory Scontras. Probabilistic Language Understanding. (I)
Mark Steedman and Cem Bozşahin. CCG and Linguistic Diversity. (I)
David Schlangen. Natural Language Semantics with Pictures: An Introduction to Working with Language and Vision Corpora. (I)
Simon Charlow and Dylan Bumford. Effectful composition in natural language semantics. (A)
Lisa Beinborn and Willem Zuidema. Analyzing the Cognitive Plausibility of Deep Language Models. (A)
Ielka van der Sluis and James Pustejovsky. Annotation, Recognition and Evaluation of Actions II. (W)
Kordula De Kuthy and Detmar Meurers. Integrating Perspectives on Discourse Annotation. (W)

Logic and Language

Philippe de Groote and Yoad Winter. Introduction to natural language formal semantics. (F)
Yael Greenberg and Carla Umbach. Additivity, scalarity and the interactions between them: Beyond 'also' and 'even'. (I)
Andras Kornai. Unifying formulaic, geometric, and algebraic theories of semantics. (I)
Natasha Korotkova and Pranav Anand. An opinionated guide to predicates of personal taste. (I)
Joost Zwarts. The semantics of metaphor. (I)
Kristina Liefke and Ede Zimmermann. Intensionalism and Propositionalism in Linguistic Semantics. (A)
Davide Grossi and Carlo Proietti. Abstract Argumentation and Modal Logic. (A)
Mora Maldonado, Alexander Martin and Jennifer Culbertson. Experimental approaches to language universals in structure and meaning. (W)

Logic and Computation

Thomas Graf. The Computational Nature of Language. (F)
Camillo Fiorentini. Semantics based proof-search methods for non-classical logics. (I)
Réka Markovich and Leon van der Torre. Introduction to Deontic Logic and Its Applications. (I)
Pavel Naumov. Actions, Blames, and Regrets. (I)
Willem Heijltjes and Lutz Straßburger. From Proof Nets to Combinatorial Proofs: A new approach to Hilbert's 24th problem. (A)
Anuj Dawar and Gregory Wilsenach. Symmetric Computation. (A)
Tadeusz Litak and Albert Visser. Lewis meets Brouwer: Constructive strict implication. (A)
Natasha Alechina and Brian Logan. Workshop on automated synthesis. (W)


WEEK 2 (August 10-14, 2020)

Language and Computation

Stefan Evert and Gabriella Lapesa. Hands-on Distributional Semantics: From first steps to interdisciplinary applications. (F)
Diego Frassinelli and Sabine Schulte Im Walde. Cognitive and Computational Models of Abstractness. (F)
Jose Camacho Collados and Mohammad Taher Pilehvar. Embeddings in Natural Language Processing. (I)
Jean-Philippe Bernardy and Aleksandre Maskharashvili. Probabilistic Semantics and Inference Under Uncertainty in Natural Language. (I)
Michael Henry Tessler. Probabilistic models of world knowledge for language understanding. (A)
Adina Williams and Ryan Cotterell. Information Theory in Linguistics: Methods and Applications. (A)
Shane Steinert-Threlkeld and Jakub Szymanik. Computational and Experimental Explanations in Semantics and Pragmatics. (W)
Stergios Chatzikyriakidis and Rainer Osswald. Workshop on Computing Semantics with Types, Frames and Related Structures. (W)

Logic and Language

Bart Geurts. Commitment-based pragmatics. (F)
Judith Tonhauser and Judith Degen. Projective content: From theory to data and back. (I)
Elsi Kaiser and Deniz Rudin. The semantics and psycholinguistics of subjective predicates. (I)
Patrick Georg Grosz and Mélissa Berthet. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Animal Semantics: a Super Linguistic Introduction. (I)
Hans Kamp and Emar Maier. An update on Discourse Representation Theory: Reference, attitudes, fiction, and pictures. (A)
Lucas Champollion. Advanced mereology for linguists. (A)
Jakub Dotlačil and Floris Roelofsen. Dynamic inquisitive semantics. (A)
Judith Degen, Benjamin Spector and Daniel Lassiter. Approaches to implicature: Rational choice and/or exhaustification. (W)

Logic and Computation

Arne Meier and Jonni Virtema. Introduction to Propositional Dependence Logic. (I)
Christoph Berkholz and Thomas Zeume. Logic in Databases: Foundations of Query Evaluation. (I)
Valentin Goranko. Temporal Logics. (I)
Pablo Barceló and Diego Figueira. Foundations of query languages for graph databases. (I)
Eric Pacuit. Probabilistic methods in social choice. (I)
Fei Liang and Alessandra Palmigiano. Logical foundations of categorization theory. (A)
Phokion Kolaitis. Logic, Data, and Incomplete Information. (A)
Jouko Väänänen and Fan Yang. Workshop on Logics of Dependence and Independence. (W)

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32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information - ESSLLI 2020
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