Cognitive Science Colloquia


Cognitive Science Colloquia are held* throughout the year and consist of seminars/talks given by invited speakers from various universities, as well as seminars by the METU staff or our own PhD students. The Colloquia aim to share information on cognitive science research, as well as promote academic research and collaboration. The seminars are open to anyone interested and provide an opportunity for our students to keep up with the recent research conducted in the field, allowing them to observe how research topics develop through academic exchange.

* Unless it is announced otherwise, seminars take place every Friday at 12:40, in the Informatics Institute (room II-03), METU.

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by Deniz Zeyrek (Cognitive Science, METU)
on 12th of October, Friday, 12:40
in METU Informatics Institute, Room S-03

Abstract Linguistic annotation means adding informative information to texts and annotated texts are ultimately inputs to language technology applications. Linguistic annotation of language resources has become a science, encompassing methods of annotation for the design of the corpus, annotation creation, physical format considerations, evaluation, etc. Discourse is a unit above the sentence level and can be analyzed in terms of several kinds of patterning including but not limited to discourse relations. Discourse relations are a level in discourse associated with the semantic relations (contrast, condition, expansion, etc.) that hold among text segments (clauses or groups of clauses). After introducing the basic concepts of linguistic annotation, I will talk about a recent initiative on annotating the transcripts of TED talks that involve several languages (Turkish, English, Portuguese, German and Russian). Our initiative involves annotating discourse relations across texts. I will explain the annotation procedure and describe the corpus along with implications on our understanding of discourse.



This Year (2018-2019)

Fall Semester

Discourse annotation: A multi-lingual approach
by Deniz Zeyrek (Cognitive Science, METU)
on 12th of October

Abstract Linguistic annotation means adding informative information to texts and annotated texts are ultimately inputs to language technology applications. Linguistic annotation of language resources has become a science, encompassing methods of annotation for the design of the corpus, annotation creation, physical format considerations, evaluation, etc. Discourse is a unit above the sentence level and can be analyzed in terms of several kinds of patterning including but not limited to discourse relations. Discourse relations are a level in discourse associated with the semantic relations (contrast, condition, expansion, etc.) that hold among text segments (clauses or groups of clauses). After introducing the basic concepts of linguistic annotation, I will talk about a recent initiative on annotating the transcripts of TED talks that involve several languages (Turkish, English, Portuguese, German and Russian). Our initiative involves annotating discourse relations across texts. I will explain the annotation procedure and describe the corpus along with implications on our understanding of discourse.