Annette Hautli-Janisz, Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli und Tatjana Scheffler

AG 7 Why indeed? Questions at the interface of theoretical and computational linguistics

Building K2, room 17.71

Kurzbeschreibung // short description

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for joining formal theoretical work on the linguistic structure of questions with computational approaches targeted at question classification, interpretation, processing, or generation. Our goals are two-fold: On the one hand, we aim to promote theoretical linguistic investigations of questions that are amenable to computational formalization. On the other hand, we are interested in computational analyses of questions and NLP systems that make use of existing linguistic insights or shed new light on specific issues regarding the linguistics of questions.
 

Organisatoren // organizers

Annette Hautli-Janisz (Uni Konstanz)

Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli (Uni Konstanz)

Tatjana Scheffler (Uni Potsdam)

Ablauf // schedule

Mi., 07.03.2018

13:45-14:15

Annette Hautli-Janisz, Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli and Tatjana Scheffler
Introduction

14:15-15:15

Jonathan Ginzburg (invited talk)
Characterizing the Response Space of Questions 

15:15-15:45

Pawel Łupkowski, Jonathan Ginzburg & Sebastian Seyda
Dependent Query Responses 

15:45-16:30

Kaffeepause / coffee break

16:30-17:30

*change/Änderung*

Georg A. Kaiser & Katharina Kaiser
What parallel texts can tell us about word order variation and change: A case study on wh-interrogatives in Romance

 

Do., 08.09.2018

9:00-10:00

*change/Änderung*

Kordula De Kuthy, Tobias Kolditz & Detmar Meurers
Generating Questions under Discussion

 

10:00-10:30

Sophia Malamud &Tatjana Scheffler
Propositions, updates, speech acts – what is involved in “won’t you?” question tags in American English?

10:30-11:15

Kaffeepause / coffee break

11:15-11:45

Masaharu Shimada & Akiko Nagano
Selection of Sentence-Final Particles in Answers

11:45-12:15           

Aleksandar Trklja
A relevance-theoretic perspective on the typology of questions

12:15-13:45

Mittagspause / Lunch break

13:45-14:15

Mark-Matthias Zymla
Linguistic Variation in the Realization of Rhetorical Questions —Providing Semantics and Pragmatics for German RQs

14:15-14:45

Brian Plüss, Katarzyna Budzynska & Chris Reed
Modelling Questions in Public Arbitrations with Inference Anchoring Theory

Fr., 09.03.2018

11:45-12:45

new slot om Wed

Georg A. Kaiser & Katharina Kaiser
What parallel texts can tell us about word order variation and change: A case study on wh-interrogatives in Romance

12:45-13:45

*cancelled/entfällt*

Farhat Jabeen & Miriam Butt
Word Order and Question Type: A Corpus Analysis of Bollywood Scripts