Research Class: Multilevel complex systems approaches to computational linguistics

Datum održavanja: petak, 2.11.2018. u 12:00 sati, prostorija O-357
Predavač: Kristina Ban, Faculty of Information studies in Novo mesto
Naziv predavanja: Multilevel complex systems approaches to computational linguistics


Abstract:
 

Complex systems are omnipresent in nature, society as well as in human culture. Last few decades saw an increase of interest for their study, particularly by using graph-theoretic methodologies. By identifying systems’ units as nodes and modelling interactions between the units as links, the study of complex networks spread to a number of disciplines including sociology, biology and linguistics, to just mention a few. Language can be viewed as a complex network if it is presented as a system of interacting units i.e. words, syllables or phonemes. Therefore we gathered we gathered a dataset comprising a list of syllables and a list of syllabified words in 10 different languages, specifically: English, Dutch, German, Russian, Slovenian, Croatian, French, Spanish, Latin and Basque. We then carried out a systematic network analysis, relying on both standard network analysis methods and more recent techniques, such as K-core analysis and graphlet statistics.
 

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Kristina Ban was an Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Information studies in Novo mesto and was a member of Laboratory od Data Technologies, as well as a doctoral student. Her research work is focused on complex systems, language and biology.