#introductions Hi! I'm Esther Seyffarth, PhD student in computational linguistics. I work at the syntax-semantics interface, currently attempting to solve verbs.
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@esther Hi welcome :)
@JordiGH I'll let you know when I find out!
More seriously: Verbs are an essential part of natural language understanding, since they carry a big part of the meaning in a sentence. But verbs are tricky - some mean lots of different things, others have different sets of possible behaviours, etc. Part of my work is to develop strategies to find out how different sets of verbs can be processed.
@JordiGH It's easiest to start out with English: Lots of resources and tools available, both for developing your own tools and for testing the accuracy of your predictions. I do want to develop things that can transfer to other languages. I have a project coming up with Spanish verbs. My own first language is German, so I might test my system on that, too.
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