Scientific Meeting of the ''Computational, Formal & Field Linguistics'' Research Group

Country: France

City: Orléans

Abstr. due: 09.09.2019

Dates: 28.11.19 — 29.11.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

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Organizers: CNRS


To this day, advances in computer linguistics have mainly led to the development of applications: automatic translation, speech recognition and synthesis, opinion detection, and so on. However, these technical advances (in symbolic methods and automatic learning models) can also be used to facilitate linguistic analysis: they allow for searching for generalizations and creating falsifiable models, and they can also help with data collection and management. For example, speech recognition technology can be leveraged to facilitate the work of field linguists; machine translation and alignment techniques can facilitate the creation of bilingual lexicons to document a language; and analysis and generation algorithms can be used to validate syntactic and lexical assumptions. Computer linguistics provides linguists with a wide range of techniques and resources that open up new perspectives. 

The objective of the scientific meeting is to promote interactions between the three broad fields of (i) computational linguistics, (ii) formal linguistics and (iii) field linguistics (“diversity linguistics”), in order to encourage the development of linguistic research that makes the most of new technologies. 

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