Presentations and posters

2011

In a land far, far away... The dative alternation in British, American and Australian English. The 4th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, 28-31 March 2011, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
Poster (pdf; 291kB) ; Extended abstract (pdf; 26kB)

The more the merrier? How data set size and noisiness affect the accuracy of predicting the dative alternation. The 21st meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN-21), 11 February 2011, University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Slides (pdf; 1,221kB) ; Abstract (html)

On the difficulty of making concreteness concrete. The 21st meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN-21), 11 February 2011, University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Poster (pdf; 209kB) ; Abstract (html)

2010

Making choices: Methodological issues in corpus studies of syntactic alternations. Invited talk at the workshop "The Development of Syntactic Alternations", 12 November 2010, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.
Slides (pdf; 788kB)

To ish or not to ish: The influence of author characteristics on the use of suffix -ish. The 20th meeting of Computational Linguistics In the Netherlands (CLIN-20), 5 February 2010, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Poster (pdf; 949kB) ; Abstract (html)

2009

Variable selection in Logistic Regression: The British English dative alternation. Student session of the 21st European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI09 StuS), 20-31 July 2009, Bordeaux, France.
Slides (pdf; 418kB) ; Abstract (html)

Tackling data insufficiency: Automatically extending a (richly annotated) data set. Corpus Linguistics Conference (CL2009), 20-23 July 2009, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K.
Slides (pdf; 602kB) ; Abstract (pdf; 28kB)

Automatically extending linguistically enriched data. The 19th meeting of Computational Linguistics In the Netherlands (CLIN-19), 22 January 2009, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Slides (pdf; 412kB) ; Abstract (html)

A Regression Model for the English Benefactive Alternation. The 19th meeting of Computational Linguistics In the Netherlands (CLIN-19), 22 January 2009, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Slides (pdf; 66kB) ; Abstract (html)


2008

Zo kun je het ook zeggen! Het modelleren van syntactische taalvariabiliteit. Louter Letteren 2008, 16 October 2008, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Slides (pdf; 108kB) ; Abstract (html)

Modelling the English dative alternation in varied written and spoken text. Third Workshop on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL-3), 2-4 June 2008, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Slides (pdf; 775kB) ; Extended abstract (pdf; 28kB)

Using the ICE-GB Corpus to model the English dative alternation. Aston Postgraduate Conference on Corpus Linguistics, 22 May 2008, Aston University, Birmingham, U.K.
Slides (pdf; 260kB) ; Abstract (html)


2007

Finding features for detecting discourse relations between sentences. The 18th meeting of Computational Linguistics In the Netherlands (CLIN-18), 7 December 2007, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Slides (pdf; 82kB) ; Abstract (html)

Improving a language technological application by consulting syntactic information. Student conference TWIST, 13 April 2007, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.
Slides (pdf; 590kB) ; Abstract (html)

Evaluating deep syntactic parse accuracy and its effect in why-question answering. The 17th meeting of Computational Linguistics In the Netherlands (CLIN-17), 12 January 2007, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Slides (pdf; 106kB) ; Abstract (html)