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Esther Seyffarth

Esther Seyffarth

Room 23.32.02.62
Phone +49 211 81-03185
Email Esther.Seyffarth@uni-duesseldorf.de

Subject

Linguistics

SToRE Membership

SToRE member since 04.09.2017

1. advisor: Laura Kallmeyer
2. advisor: Rainer Osswald
3. advisor: Kilian Evang

PhD Project

For my PhD thesis, I research verb alternations and their impact on frame induction. Semantic frames in the sense of Barsalou seem to be a good abstraction for representing alternating verbs, because they can be used to explicitly distinguish between the different forms that each alternating verb can take, and to express the similarities and differences in their meanings.

My research includes developing systems for the automatic identification of verbs that participate in particular alternations; designing frame structures that represent the meaning of alternating verbs in a useful way; and relating verb alternations and their impact on frame induction to similar phenomena, such as polysemy or coercion.

Publications

Esther Seyffarth (2018). Verb Alternations and Their Impact on Frame Induction. In Proceedings of the NAACL Student Research Workshop, Association for Computational Linguistics.

Tatiana Bladier, Esther Seyffarth, Oliver Hellwig, Wiebke Petersen (2018). AET: Web-based Adjective Exploration Tool for German. In Proceedings of the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Miyazaki, Japan.

Conference presentations

Esther Seyffarth (2018). Verb Alternations and Their Impact on Frame Induction. In Proceedings of the NAACL Student Research Workshop, Association for Computational Linguistics.

Tatiana Bladier, Esther Seyffarth, Oliver Hellwig, Wiebke Petersen (2018). AET: Web-based Adjective Exploration Tool for German. In Proceedings of the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Miyazaki, Japan.

Esther Seyffarth (2016). NLP for bots, and bots for NLP. Open source and NLP workshop, University of Cambridge.

Last updated

25.08.2018