LaLoCo lab in the cloud (Fall 2018 update)

Mon 10 September 2018 by Adrian Brasoveanu

Since the summer of 2015, the LaLoCo lab online presence has moved to a UCSC google group, with associated resources (meeting reports, literature, code, corpora etc.) stored and updated in the cloud (the UCSC google drive).

We continued to meet on average about 7-9 times per quarter, with a good amount of lab meeting time spent with a variety of tutorials and presentations:

  • in 2015-16, we pursued a project that resulted in a 2016 WoLLIC paper: ‘The Semantics of Corrections,’ coauthored with Deniz Rudin, Karl DeVries, Karen Duek and Kelsey Kraus. WoLLIC 2016, LNCS 9803. J. Väänänen et al. (eds.), 358-374)

  • in 2016-17, we discussed a variety of semantics topics and projects, and started to discuss computationally-implemented mechanistic processing models for syntax and semantics, related to the Formal Linguistics and Cognitive Architecture book, Adrian Brasoveanu & Jakub Dotlačil, in preparation for the Language, Cognition, and Mind (LCAM) series, Springer

  • in 2017-18, we introduced and discussed connectionist / neural-network models for natural language phenomena; we read parts of a textbook, original research papers and discussed code for a variety of models

This year (2018-19), we will likely continue to think about how we can leverage deep learning for computationally modeling cognitive processes involved in natural language interpretation, and we might do a tutorial on Bayesian methods for data analysis and cognitive modeling, which we haven’t done in several years.

There will be infrequent updates about LaLoCo lab meetings on this page, as we will continue to use the UCSC google group and related resources (mailing list, google drive etc.) for this purpose.