City University of Hong Kong Dep
Dialogue Systems Group
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Segmentation, Anchoring, and Extraction for the Spatio-Temporal and Event-Related Annotation of Multilingual Dialogues
Prof. Kiyong Lee
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Korea University
Date: 8 April 2009, Wednesday
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Venue: B6605 (Lift 3, 6/F, Blue Zone), Academic Building, CityU
This talk is an interim report on an on-going joint work on the semantic annotation of multilingual dialogues for spatio-temporal and event-related information.
· First, as a way of motivating the joint work, the current status of ISO standards on language resource management under development will be browsed through the ISOTC Server. The project portal under ISO/TC 37/SC 4 shows the list of 11 projects under current development. All these standards aim at making the best use of current achievements in the area of Computational Linguistics for developing language resources that are needed for language technology.
· Second, as an interim report, the rest of the time for presentation will be spent on introducing the working draft on preliminaries to spatio-temporal and event-related annotation of transcribed dialogue text, namely the specification of character segmentation and anchoring of markables for standoff annotation. Each character in UTF8 is identified as a pair of integers that represent segment boundaries.
· Third, the final part of today's presentation discusses some ways of extracting relevant information from available encoded corpora such as BNC and ANC. The header part of each file may provide information relevant to dialogue participants and settings, both temporal and spatial. POS-tagging may also provide information on tense and aspect necessary for the proper annotation of events.
Prof. Kiyong Lee
· Professor Emeritus, Korea University
· 1957-1963 Marquette and St. Louis Universities, USA
· 1971-1974 University of Texas at Austin, PhD in Linguistics, Fulbright student
· President of the Korea Society for Cognitive Science (1989-1990)
· President of the Linguistic Soceity of Korea (1990-1992)
· Awards: Fulbright Senior (1986-7), DAAD Senior(1994), The Korean National Academy of Sciences (2002), and the Eugen Wuester Award from Vienna (2006)
· Books: On Montague Grammar (1985), Formal Semantics: Language and the World (1998), Possible-Worlds Semantics: Tense and Modality (1998), Situation Semantics: Situation and Information (1998), and Computational Morphology (1999)
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