Thesis topic proposal
Ágoston Tóth
Investigating Distributional Semantics


Institute: University of Debrecen
Doctoral School of Linguistics

Thesis supervisor: Ágoston Tóth
Location of studies (in Hungarian): DE, Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Főép. 115. "oktatói szoba"
Abbreviation of location of studies: DEBTK

Description of the research topic:

Distributional Semantics is a research program based on large-scale quantitative investigations that rely on first-order and second-order co-occurrence facts collected about words from corpora. Suggested research topics include automatic lexical acquisition, studies of compositionality, simulating human word and sentence similarity judgements and last, but not least, theoretical investigations of various forms of the distributional hypothesis in the general context of semantics. The successful candidate has a research plan based on existing literature of distributional semantics and is able to handle the theoretical and computational aspects of the task.

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2016-11-15

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