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CorpusFest 2015

February 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Margaret Jacks Hall, Greenberg Room (460-126)

The second annual CorpusFest lunch will feature delicious food from Asian Box and a lot of information to get you thinking about the possibilities afforded by large collections of data.

We'll hear the following diverse 5-minute presentations:

Simon Todd - That's how kiwis speak, eh: a corpus study of "eh" in New Zealand English
Robin Melnick - Development and application of an Individual Differences corpus
Robin Melnick (on behalf of Tom Wasow) - Optional to after help in COCA
Katherine Hilton & Bonnie Krejci - Agreement Variation Under Existential 'There'
Sam Bowman - Data for natural language inference
Kate Lindsey - Something's Afoot in Chuvash
Lelia Glass - Using corpora to test socio-pragmatic predictions: The case of need to, have to and got to
Natalia Silveira - The Universal Dependencies project: syntactic dependencies for all
Sara Kessler - The Stage/Individual Level Distinction as a Predictor of Absoluteness in Gradable Adjectives
Daniel Galbraith - Faroese ballad meter
Rob Voigt - Multimodal Corpora for Understanding Multimodal Prosody
Gabe Doyle - Building ad hoc social media corpora to research pragmatics and dialect geography
Janneke Van Hofwegen - /s/ and gender in Redding, CA

There will be time to talk and ask questions as well.

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