Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Nat@Logic 2015

Invited talk at LSFA2015 given, yay! https://sites.google.com/a/dimap.ufrn…/natalogic-2015/lsfa-x
Slides in slideshare.

Had a great time in Natal with Anna as well. Went to the dunes of Jenipabu, the lagoons and the beaches. Buggy on the dunes, fun stuff, even heard about the cooperative of tourism workers managing the "balsas" (ferries). Mostly the ferries exist for the fun of it. But quite nice that they've organized and shared the work and the money.

Logic and Probabilistic Methods for Dialog

ESSLLI, Barcelona, 10-14th August 2015

Together with Charles Ortiz, I organized a workshop on Logic and Probabilistic Methods for Dialog, at the 2015 European Summer School of Logic, Language and Information, in Barcelona, 3-14th August, 2015. The workshop turned up very well indeed, matching some sort of trend in the the whole summer school towards dialog. Altogether there were four activities focusing on dialogue: an introductory course by Camilo Thorne (Reasoning-based Dialogue Systems), an advanced course by David Traum (Computational Models of Grounding in Dialogue), another advanced course by Nick Asher and Eric McCready (Cooperative and Non-cooperative Discourse in Games ) and our workshop, as well as an evening Invited Lecture by Raquel Fernandez.

Here are the talks in the workshop, together with the slides provided by the lecturers. We now have to decide whether we want to take the trouble of trying to publish any kind of proceedings or not.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Where are we now?

I have been working on lexical resources for Portuguese for a while with many friends. Somehow the research strands are looking a bit like the roots of this tree in Parque Laje, in Rio. A preliminary discussion, in the shape of a presentation in here.