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Simon Dobnik

Senior lecturer

Simon Dobnik
Senior lecturer
Computational Linguistics
simon.dobnik@gu.se
+46 31 786 6917

Room number: 210
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Dicksonsgatan 4 , 41256 Göteborg


Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se

Visiting Address: Olof wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

About Simon Dobnik

Researcher in Language Technology/Computational Linguistics
Research Coordinator for Linguistics
Research Coordinator for The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability
Chair of the Programme Committee for Masters in Language Technology

Research

My main research interest is computational interpretation and generation of spatial descriptions - in particular how to map highly underspecified cognitive spatial expressions to unambiguous representations of space used in physical sciences such as robotics. The mapping between these domains can only be achieved with machine learning. The disambiguation of spatial descriptions relies on the world knowledge about the objects and the scene and may be assisted by collaborative dialogue between conversational agents. Overall, spatial knowledge thus includes both symbolic and distributional information.

I previously worked at the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University on the natural language understanding component and the dialogue manager of the English emotional conversational agent developed within the Companions project and on automatic summarisation of scientific papers within the Sapienta project.

Teaching

I have taught courses in general linguistics, syntax, semantics, formal methods for linguists, computational linguistics for linguists and for computer scientists both at undergraduate and graduate level.

Education

I received my undergraduate (MA), masters (MPhil) and doctoral degree (DPhil) from Oxford University.

Previous publications

dobnik.net/simon/papers.html

Latest publications

Towards a computational model of frame of reference alignment in Swedish dialogue
Simon Dobnik, Christine Howes, Kim Demaret, John D. Kelleher
The Sixth Swedish language technology conference (SLTC). Umeå University, 17-18 November, 2016/ (ed. Björklund, Johanna and Stymne, Sara), Umeå, Umeå University , Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Compositionality for Classifiers
Staffan Larsson, Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Johanna Björklund, Sara Stymne: SLTC 2016, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Atention-driven Perceptual Classification and Reasoning
Simon Dobnik, John D. Kelleher
The Sixth Swedish language technology conference (SLTC), Umeå University, 17-18 November, 2016, (ed. Björklund, Johanna and Stymne, Sara), Umeå, Umeå University, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Distributional semantic models for detection of textual entailment
Yuri Bizzoni, Simon Dobnik
The Sixth Swedish language technology conference (SLTC), Umeå University, 17-18 November, 2016, (ed. Björklund, Johanna and Stymne, Sara), Umeå, Umeå University , Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Restructuring restructuring
Simon Dobnik, Robin Cooper
Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today (LA), Journal article 2016
Journal article

A Model for Attention-Driven Judgements in Type Theory with Records
Simon Dobnik, John D. Kelleher
JerSem: The 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. J. Hunter, M. Simons, and M. Stone, editors, New Brunswick, NJ USA, July 16–18 2016., Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Towards a computational model of spatial perspective taking
Simon Dobnik
Abstracts of the workshop on Languages as Mechanisms for Interaction: Explorations and Repercussions. Ghent University, 24th -25th of June, 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Interfacing Language, Spatial Perception and Cognition in Type Theory with Records
Simon Dobnik
ESSLLI proceedings of the TYTLES workshop on Type Theory and Lexical Semantics (Cooper, Retoré, eds) ESSLLI August 3-14 2015, Barcelona, Conference paper 2015
Conference paper

A Model for Attention-Driven Judgements in Type Theory with Records
John D. Kelleher, Simon Dobnik
Proceeds of CoCoNat 2015, July 20 - 23, 2015 Indiana University, Bloomington: Conference on Computing Natural Reasoning collacated with WoLLIC: Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

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2017

2016

Towards a computational model of frame of reference alignment in Swedish dialogue
Simon Dobnik, Christine Howes, Kim Demaret, John D. Kelleher
The Sixth Swedish language technology conference (SLTC). Umeå University, 17-18 November, 2016/ (ed. Björklund, Johanna and Stymne, Sara), Umeå, Umeå University , Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Compositionality for Classifiers
Staffan Larsson, Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Johanna Björklund, Sara Stymne: SLTC 2016, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Atention-driven Perceptual Classification and Reasoning
Simon Dobnik, John D. Kelleher
The Sixth Swedish language technology conference (SLTC), Umeå University, 17-18 November, 2016, (ed. Björklund, Johanna and Stymne, Sara), Umeå, Umeå University, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Distributional semantic models for detection of textual entailment
Yuri Bizzoni, Simon Dobnik
The Sixth Swedish language technology conference (SLTC), Umeå University, 17-18 November, 2016, (ed. Björklund, Johanna and Stymne, Sara), Umeå, Umeå University , Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Restructuring restructuring
Simon Dobnik, Robin Cooper
Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today (LA), Journal article 2016
Journal article

A Model for Attention-Driven Judgements in Type Theory with Records
Simon Dobnik, John D. Kelleher
JerSem: The 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. J. Hunter, M. Simons, and M. Stone, editors, New Brunswick, NJ USA, July 16–18 2016., Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Towards a computational model of spatial perspective taking
Simon Dobnik
Abstracts of the workshop on Languages as Mechanisms for Interaction: Explorations and Repercussions. Ghent University, 24th -25th of June, 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

2015

Interfacing Language, Spatial Perception and Cognition in Type Theory with Records
Simon Dobnik
ESSLLI proceedings of the TYTLES workshop on Type Theory and Lexical Semantics (Cooper, Retoré, eds) ESSLLI August 3-14 2015, Barcelona, Conference paper 2015
Conference paper

A Model for Attention-Driven Judgements in Type Theory with Records
John D. Kelleher, Simon Dobnik
Proceeds of CoCoNat 2015, July 20 - 23, 2015 Indiana University, Bloomington: Conference on Computing Natural Reasoning collacated with WoLLIC: Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 38

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