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A01

Mathematical Modeling of Frames

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Funding period 1: 01.07.2011 – 30.06.2015
Funding period 2: 01.07.2015 – 30.06.2019

Project A01 develops the mathematical foundations for a theory of frames as applied in other CRC projects. It aims at an integrative mathematical theory of frames that incorporates different formalisms and formal techniques like theories of combining systems, dependence, modal and arrow logics, probability theory and game theory. The overall aim is to arrive at a compositional and incremental model of sentence processing. To this end A01 analyses event concepts in terms of temporal and causal relations, different kinds of quantification and modification as well as the relationship between formal semantics and theories of cognitive processes in neuroscience.

Project proposal: [ pdf ]

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Wiebke Petersen
Institut für Sprache und Information
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-152 95
Email: petersew@uni-duesseldorf.de

Staff

Dr. habil. Ralf Naumann
Phone: +49 211 81-12436
Email: naumann@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Alumni

Tanja Osswald
Email: tosswald@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

To appear

Jens Fleischhauer, Thomas Gamerschlag and Wiebke Petersen. (to appear). A frame-analysis of the interplay of grammar and cognition in emission verbs. In Stefan Hartmann (ed.), Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, vol. 5, 179–196. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Tillas, A., & Kaldis, B. (in press). Hacking our brains for learning. Humana.Mente – Journal of Philosophical Studies, 33.

2017

Wiebke Petersen, Ekaterina Gabrovska Anja Goldschmidt, Thomas Gamerschlag and Wilhelm Geuder (2017). Towards verb modification in frames: A case study on German schlagen (to hit). In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, pages 18 – 36, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer.

Ralf Naumann and Wiebke Petersen (2017). Semantic predictions in natural language processing, default reasoning and belief revision. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, pages 118 – 145, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer.

Tillas, A. (2017). On the origins of endogenous thoughts. Cognitive Processing, 18 (2), 107-117. DOI: 10.1007/s10339-016-0786-1

Kata Balogh and Wiebke Petersen, editors (2017). Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics, Selected Papers of BRIDGE-14, Düsseldorf University Press.

2016

Naumann, R. (2016) Dynamics in the brain and dynamic frame theory for action verbs. In L. Ströbel (Ed.), Sensory-Motor Concepts – at the Crossroads between Language and Cognition. Düsseldorf: dup, pp. 109-129.

2015

Gamerschlag, T., Gerland, D., Osswald, R., and Petersen, W., editors (2015). Meaning, Frames, and Conceptual Representation, volume 2 of Studies in Language and Cognition. Düsseldorf University Press.

Gottfried Vosgerau and Wiebke Petersen (2015). The relation between cognitive and linguistic structures. In Gabriella Airenti, Bruno G. Bara, Giulio Sandini, and Marco Cruciani, editors, Proceedings of the EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science / 4th European Conference on Cognitive Science / 11th International Conference on Cognitive Science, Torino, Italy, September 25-27, 2015. Vol. 1419 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR-WS.org, 2015

Ralf Naumann and Wiebke Petersen (2015). Frame theory, dependence logic and strategies. In Emil Jerabek Martin Aher, Daniel Hole and Clemens Kupke, editors, Logic, Language, and Computation. Proceedings of the 10th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, TbiLLC 2013., vol. 8984 of Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag

Wiebke Petersen (2015). Representation of concepts as frames. In Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald, and Wiebke Petersen, editors, Meaning, Frames, and Conceptual Representation, Studies in Language and Cognition. Düsseldorf University Press. (commented reprint of Wiebke Petersen. (2007). Representation of Concepts as Frames. In: Complex Cognition and Qualitative Science.Eds.: Jurgis Skilters, Fiorenza Toccafondi and Gerhard Stemberger. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication, 2, p. 151-170. University of Latvia.)

Gottfried Vosgerau, Tim Seuchter, and Wiebke Petersen (2015). Analyzing concepts in action- frames. In Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald, and Wiebke Petersen, editors, Meaning, Frames, and Conceptual Representation, Studies in Language and Cognition. Düsseldorf University Press.

2014

Gamerschlag, T., D. Gerland, R. Osswald, and W. Petersen (Eds.) (2014). Frames and Concept Types. Applications in Language, Cognition, and Philosophy. Number 94 in Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy. Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer.

Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald, and Wiebke Petersen (2014): General Introduction. In Thomas Gamerschlag et al. (eds.), In: Frames and Concept Types. Applications in Language, Cognition, and Philosophy. Eds.: Thomas Gamerschlag and Doris Gerland and Rainer Osswald and Wiebke Petersen. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy, 94, Springer. Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London.

Gamerschlag, T., W. Geuder, and W. Petersen (2014). Glück auf, der Steiger kommt – a frame account of extensional and intensional `steigen’. In: D. Gerland, C. Horn, A. Latrouite, and A. Ortmann (Eds.), Meaning and Grammar of Nouns and Verbs, Volume 1 of Studies in Language and Cognition, Düsseldorf, pp. 115-144. DUP. [link/PDF]

Gamerschlag, T. and Petersen, W. A frame-theoretic account of inferential evidentials based on German perception verbs. In T., G., Gerland, D., Osswald, R., and Petersen, W., editors, Frames and Concept Types: Applications in Language and Philosophy, volume 94 of Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy. Springer.

Naumann, R. A dynamic update model for sentence processing. ms. University of Düsseldorf. [PDF]

Naumann, R. Phase quantification and frame theory. In D. Gerland, C. Horn, A. Latrouite, and A. Ortmann (Eds.), Meaning and Grammar of Nouns and Verbs, Studies in language and cognition, pp. 237-265. Düsseldorf UP. [PDF]

Naumann, R. The relation between a dynamic event semantics and event-related potentials. ms. University of Düsseldorf.

Petersen, W. and T. Gamerschlag. Why chocolate eggs can taste old but not oval: A frame-theoretic analysis of inferential evidentials. See Gamerschlag et al. (2014). [preprint/PDF]

Petersen, W. and Osswald, T. Concept Composition in Frames – Focusing on Genitive Constructions. In T., G.,Gerland, D., Osswald, R., and Petersen, W., editors, Frames and Concept Types: Applications in Language and Philosophy, volume 94 of Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy, Dodrecht, NL. Springer. [preprint/PDF]

Vosgerau, G., T. Seuchter, and W. Petersen (2014). Analyzing concepts in action-frames. In T. Gamerschlag, D. Gerland, R. Osswald, and W. Petersen (Eds.), Meaning, Frames, and Conceptual Representation, Studies in Language and Cognition. Düsseldorf University Press. 

2013

Gamerschlag, T. and W. Petersen (2013). Analyzing stative dimensional verbs in frames. In A. Stefanowitsch and J. Goschler (Eds.), Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Volume 1, Berlin, Boston, pp. 3-23. Mouton de Gruyter. [link/XML]

Naumann, R. (2013). An outline of a dynamic theory of frames. In G. Bezhanishvili, S. Löbner, V. Marra, and F. Richter (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Volume 7758 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 115-137. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. [preprint/PDF]

Naumann, R. and W. Petersen (2013). An analysis of quantifier scope restrictions independence logic. In M. Aloni, M. Franke, and F. Roelofsen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, pp. 163-170. [preprint/PDF]

Petersen, W., Gamerschlag, T., and Stroebel, L. (2013). Sitting, standing, and lying in frames: a frame-based approach to posture verbs. In Bezhanishvili, G., Löbner, S., Marra, V., and Richter, F., editors, Proceedings of the 9th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, volume 7758 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 73–93, Heidelberg. Springer. [preprint/PDF]

2012

Gamerschlag, T. and Petersen, W. (2012). An analysis of the evidential use of German perception verbs. In Hart, C., editor, Selected Papers from UK-CLA Meetings, volume 1.[PDF]

Petersen, W. and Osswald, T. (2012). A Formal Interpretation of Concept Types and Type Shifts. In Kosecki, K. and Badio, J., editors, Cognitive Processes in Language, volume 25 of Lódz Studies in Language, pages 183–191, Frankfurt. Peter Lang.[preprint/PDF]

2011

Horn, Ch., Schulz, D. and Osswald, T. (2011). A formal representation of concept composition, Proceeding of ITHEA IJ
Naumann, R. (2011). Relating ERP-effects to theories of belief update and combining systems. In M. Aloni, V. Kimmelman, F. Roelofsen, G. Sassoon, K. Schulz, and M. Westera (Eds.), Proceedings 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, pp. 160-169. Springer. [preprint/PDF]
 

2017

Thomas Gamerschlag, Jens Fleischhauer & Wiebke Petersen. 2017. Why event structure templates are not enough – A frame account of bleeding and droning. Talk given at 12th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, September 2017.

Ralf Naumann & Wiebke Petersen. 2017. Bridging inferences in a dynamic, probabilistic frame theory. Talk given at 12th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, September 2017.

Ralf Naumann & Thomas Gamerschlag. 2017. Serial verb constructions and covert coordinations in Edo – An analysis in a dynamic frame theory. Talk given at 12th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, September 2017.

Ralf Naumann, Wiebke Petersen & Thomas Gamerschlag. 2017. Underspecified changes: A dynamic, probabilistic frame theory for verbs. Sinn und Bedeutung 2017. Potsdam, September 2017.

Natalja Beckmann & Wiebke Petersen. 2017. Counting Thought: Exploring the Cognitive Reality of Grammatical Countability. Talk given at 6th international conference on meaningn and knowledge representation, St. Petersburg, July 2017.

2016

Thomas Gamerschlag & Wiebke Petersen. 2016. On the fictive reading of German ‘steigen’ (climb, rise) – A frame account. Presented at Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives
(CoSt16), September 2016.

Alex Tillas & Wiebke Petersen. 2016. Attributes, values, the head and the world. Presented at Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (CoSt16), September 2016.

2015

Wiebke Petersen & Gottfried Vosgerau. 2015. The relation between cognitive and linguistic structures. Presented at the `EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science’ in Torino, Italy, September 2015.

Ralf Naumann & Wiebke Petersen. 2015. A Probabilistic Approach to Semantic Predictions in Natural Language Processing. Talk given at the `Eleventh International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation’, Tbilisi, September 2015.

Ekaterina Gabrovska, Thomas Gamerschlag, Wilhelm Geuder, Anja Goldschmidt & Wiebke Petersen. 2015. Does the rain hit the window playfully? A frame-based analysis of German hit-verbs. Presented at the `Eleventh International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation’, Tbilisi, September 2015.

Wiebke Petersen. 2015. Zur Bedeutung von Attributen in der Wissensrepräsentation und Sprachverarbeitung. Presented at the `Fachbereich Informatik’, Hamburg, April 2015.

Wiebke Petersen. 2015. Wissensrepräsentation in der Linguistik. Presented at the 85. Ernst-Schröder-Kolloquium, Darmstadt, February 2015.

2014

Thomas Gamerschlag, Wilhelm Geuder & Wiebke Petersen. 2014. Movement in frames: On German ‘steigen’ ‘rise/climb’. Talk given at the Sixth International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Erlangen, September 29–October 2.

Jens Fleischhauer, Thomas Gamerschlag & Wiebke Petersen. 2014. Bleeding, droning and yowling in(to) frames. Talk given at the Fourth Conference on Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition and Science, Düsseldorf, August 25–27.

Thomas Gamerschlag, Wilhelm Geuder & Wiebke Petersen. 2014. Analyzing verb polysemy in frames: A case study of German steigen ‘rise/climb’. Talk given at the 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Lancaster, July , July 29–31. [link/PDF]

2013

Naumann, R., W. Petersen. “Towards a frame-based analysis of event structures and aspectual classes” presented at the ‘Tenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation’ in Gudauri, September 2012.

Wiebke Petersen. “Attribute und Werte im Düsseldorfer Frame-Modell” presented at the ‘Workshop on Comparing Frame-Theories’ in Düsseldorf, February 2013.

2012

Thomas Gamerschlag, Wiebke Petersen & Liane Ströbel. 2012. I’m still standing: A frame account of the polysemous meanings of posture verbs referring to standing. Talk given at the Third Conference on Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition and Science, Düsseldorf, August 22–24.

Thomas Gamerschlag & Wiebke Petersen.2012. Decomposing posture verbs into frame attributes. Talk given at the 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, London, July 10–12. [link/PDF]

“Attributes or types? What are the fundamental frame elements?” Talk presented at the ‘2nd Conference on Concept Types and Frames’ in Düsseldorf, August 2012.

Wiebke Petersen. “On Frames and their components”. Lecture given at the Tilburg University (on the invitation of Reinhard Muskens), April 2012

2011

Thomas Gamerschlag, Wiebke Petersen & Liane Ströbel. 2011. Sitting, standing, and lying in frames: A frame-based approach of stative verbs of location. Talk given at the Ninth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Kutaisi, September 26–30. [link/PDF]

Wiebke Petersen. “Towards a radically attribute-centered perspective on frames” presented at the ‘Ninth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation’ in Kutaisi, September 2011.

25.-27.08.2014 Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science (CTF’14, all projects)
12-13.04.2014 Workshop: Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics
10-11.08.2013 The 18th conference on Formal Grammar (together with A02 and B01)
05-16.08.2013 European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2013) (together with A02, B01, B02 and INF)
15-16.05.2013 Workshop on Concepts and Categorization in Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Philosophy (together with A05)
22.-24.08.2012 Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science (CTF’12, all projects)