My project proposes to combine the strengths of traditional linguistics (in particular formal semantics) and natural language processing in computer science in order to develop more sophisticated theories of semantic content at the word, sentence and discourse level. Methodologically, it aims at enlarging the set of theoretical tools both in formal semantics and in computational (distributive) semantics. It is hoped that by developing novel methods towards semantic content and by building bridges with the computer science community my research can open new theoretical perspectives as well as contribute to the development of further technical advances in the field of natural language processing. Such innovations could help various natural language tasks become much more efficient and thus might have a significant impact for a number of automatic language processing tasks as well as information retrieval.
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