Project B06

B06: Predicting the limits of variability in discourse using neural models

PI(s): Schlangen, David, Prof. Dr. / Stede, Manfred, Prof. Dr.

We investigate the notion of utterance acceptability in context, and through it, the underlying competence notion coherence, understanding it quite directly as a limit on variability in discourse follow-ups. We will assemble a test suite of relevant cases (in English), and collect acceptability judgements. Building on this, we will study which aspects of this notion, if any, neural language models capture. Finally, we will use the results of these studies to investigate whether we can improve the models by providing inductive biases that introduce discourse structural knowledge. A particular focus in these studies is on coherence in dialogue.

Staff

Foto von David Schlangen

Prof. Dr. David Schlangen

PI B06

 

Campus Golm
Department Linguistics
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, House 14, Room 2.19
14476 Potsdam

Foto von Manfred Stede

Prof. Dr. Manfred Stede

PI B06

 

Campus Golm
Department Linguistics
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, House 14, Room 2.31
14476 Potsdam