Computational Models of Events


Language and Computation Courses

Advanced Course

Computational Models of Events,
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, USA)

Week 1, 11:00 – 12:30, Room 272, Floor 3

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The notion of `event’ has long been central for both modeling the semantics of natural language as well as reasoning in goal-driven tasks in artificial intelligence. This course examines developments in computational models for events, bringing together recent work from the areas of semantics, logic, computer science, and computational linguistics. The goal of this course is to look at event structure from a unifying perspective, enabled by a new synthesis of how these disciplines have approached the problem. This entails examining the structure of events at all levels impacted by linguistic expressions:

  1. predicate decomposition and subatomic event structure;
  2. atomic events and themapping to syntax;
  3. events in discourse structure; and
  4. the macro-event structure of narratives and scripts.