Contextual Representation of Objects and Events in Language

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Basile Valerio - Organiser

Tommaso Caselli - Organiser

Andrea Amelio Ravelli - Organiser

Daniele Radicioni - Organiser

    Dealing with context is a key factor in the conceptualisation of human experience, and thus a major issue for artificial intelligence. It is well known that some properties of objects and events may be activated according to the context of occurrence, thus determining access to partial salient information rather than to all information. Events are complex entities by nature, and representing and extracting them from textual documents is not a trivial task. Existing resources encode very basic information on events: their linguistic realisation, roles of participants, and types.

    Selecting a single representation for an event or object (along with its properties and qualities) requires handling contextual and typicality-based information. Ontologies and complementary knowledge representation devices (such as, e.g., default knowledge, typicality based knowledge) can be fruitfully combined to solve highly complex tasks, that are known to require vast amount of common sense knowledge (e.g., to individuate salient traits of objects or relevant participants in events).

    Contextual Representation of Objects and Events in Language

    Abbreviated titleCREOL
    Duration25-Sep-2019 → …
    Location of eventUniversity of Graz
    Web address (URL)
    Degree of recognitionInternational event

    Event: Workshop

    ID: 112791993