Fluid Construction Grammar can be downloaded as part of the Babel 2 software package. Babel 2 is a general cognitive framework that connects FCG with language technologies for conceptualization and interpretation, and with mechanisms for cognitive processing, learning, multi-agent interactions, and robotic embodiment. For more information on downloading Babel 2, click here !
We are looking for a highly motivated student with a major in Artificial Intelligence or Computer Science who has a strong interest in natural language modelling and symbolic computation. Your research project will be embedded in the Marie Curie ITN (Initial Training Network) project called ESSENCE (Evolution of Shared Semantics in Computational Environments).
For more information on this position and how to apply (extended deadline 15 June): http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/org/previewJV/34077533
A new FCG web demo is available supporting a recent publication in the International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR) by Tânia Marques and Katrien Beuls on ‘A Construction Grammar Approach for Pronominal Clitics in European Portuguese’. The demo can be found here. Comments are very welcome.
Internship: computational linguist / grammar engineer
Duration: 6 months
Starting date: immediately
Description: Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris is a small but booming research cell in the center of Paris (France). It currently offers an internship of 6 months in its language team. During the internship, you will develop a basic grammar for Japanese and integrate the grammar within an existing Machine Translation application for Japanese-English and English-Japanese. As part of the internship, you will receive formation in the language technologies developed at Sony CSL Paris, including a.o. Fluid Construction Grammar (www.fcg-net.org). You will receive a renumeration for your internship that complies to French legislation and Sony’s staff agreements. Sony is an equal opportunity employer and encourages anyone with the right qualifications to apply (requested background: Master student in computer science, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence or equivalent). Please send your resume and motivation letter to Dr Remi van Trijp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A tutorial on the basics of Fluid Construction Grammar will be held on 17 December 2015 in Leuven on the occasion of the Morphology Days 2015. Katrien Beuls and Paul Van Eecke will lead the two-hour tutorial and guide you through the basic grammar operations and the new simplified notation that should make it easier to understand the kind of constructional processing FCG makes possible.
Katrien Beuls and Remi van Trijp organize the annual BKL-CBL conference 2015 that will take place at the VUB the 8th of June. The topic of the conference is Computational Construction Grammar and Constructional change. Confirmed speakers include Graeme Trousdale, Luc Steels, Kristin Davidse, Peter Petré and Arie Verhagen.
Apart from the main conference, a tutorial on Fluid Construction Grammar will take place on the 7th and 9th of june.
Both conference and tutorial are free of charge.
You can find the details of the BKL-CBL conference and the tutorial on Fluid Construction Grammar on this link.
Our latest video tutorial handles long-distance dependencies, one of the most hotly debated topics in linguistics. Make sure to check the tutorial here and come back soon for part 2 of the lecture!
A technical video lecture on how to manage search in FCG is available now from the lectures page.
This week’s lecture teaches you how to use feature matrices for handling complex linguistic phenomena, ranging from case agreement to feature indeterminacy and feature neutrality. It also shows you how to use the Expand operator.
This lecture handles one of the most salient aspects of construction grammar: argument structure constructions. In construction grammar, argument realization is explained through the free interaction of lexical and grammatical constructions where the same lexical construction may be combined with different argument structure constructions. The lecture will teach you how this free combination is possible, and how coercion can be achieved.