Uni-Tübingen

A4

Comparing Meaning in Context

Generalization of Information Structure and Reference Text

 

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. Detmar Meurers

 


detmar.meurers[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Theoretische Computerlinguistik
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19
72074 Tübingen

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Staff

Dr. Kordula De Kuthy

 

07071/29-74037
de-kuthy[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Raum 1.26
72074 Tübingen

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Björn Rudzewitz (M.A.)

 

07071/29-73962
bjoern.rudzewitz[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Raum 1.25
72074 Tübingen

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Associated

Dr. Ramon Ziai

 

07071 29-73962

ramon.ziai[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Raum 1.25
72074 Tübingen
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