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    • Rhetorical Counterfactuals 

      Sano, Kyoko (2013-02-25)
      Among the non-standard counterfactuals is a "rhetorical counterfactual" found in the old Japanese literature, which has a different interpretation from the standard counterfactuals. The rhetorical counterfactual was defined ...
    • The Syntactic Exponence of Sentential Negation: a model for the LinGO Grammar Matrix 

      Crowgey, Joshua David (2013-04-17)
      This thesis presents a revision of the LinGO Grammar Matrix library for sentential negation along with supporting arguments from syntactic and typological literature. A cross-linguistic model of representations in HPSG ...
    • Unsupervised Morphological Word Clustering 

      Lushtak, Sergei A. (2013-04-17)
      This thesis describes a system which clusters the words of a given lexicon into conflation sets (sets of morphologically related words). The word clustering is based on clustering of suffixes, which, in turn, is based on ...
    • Phonetics Information Base and Lexicon 

      Moran, Steven Paul (2013-04-17)
      In this dissertation, I investigate the linguistic and technological challenges involved in creating a cross-linguistic data set to undertake phonological typology. I then address the question of whether more sophisticated, ...
    • Prosody, intelligibility and familiarity in speech perception 

      McCloy, Daniel Robert (2013-07-25)
      This thesis concerns the relationship between speech intelligibility and speech prosody, and the role that speech prosody plays in the perceptual advantage that occurs when listening to a familiar talker. A parallel corpus ...
    • The Phonetics of Tone in Two Dialects of Dane-zaa (Athabaskan) 

      Miller, Julia Colleen (2013-07-25)
      This dissertation is an investigation of acoustic properties of lexical tone in two dialects of Dane-zaa (Athabaskan). The noteworthy mirror-image tone systems of the H-marked Doig and L-marked Halfway dialects provide a ...
    • Markers of contrast in Russian: A corpus-based study 

      Gracheva, Varya (2013-07-25)
      Markers of contrast in Russian: A corpus-based study
    • Using Lexical and Compositional Semantics to Improve HPSG Parse Selection 

      Pozen, Zinaida (2013-07-25)
      Accurate parse ranking is essential for deep linguistic processing applications and is one of the classic problems for academic research in NLP. Despite significant advances, there remains a big need for improvement, ...
    • Loanwords, prominence and the basis for Mongolian vowel harmony 

      Puthuval, Sarala (2013-07-25)
      The standard analysis of Modern Mongolian vowel harmony is as rightward spreading of the features [pharyngeal] and [round] starting from the first syllable of the word. Because Mongolian has exclusively suffixing morphology ...
    • Learning Board Game Rules from an Instruction Manual 

      Mills, Chad (2013-07-25)
      Board game rulebooks offer a convenient scenario for extracting a systematic logical structure from a passage of text since the mechanisms by which board game pieces interact must be fully specified in the rulebook and ...
    • Detecting Adverse Events in Clinical Trial Free Text 

      Lingren, Todd Gregory (2013-11-14)
      <bold>Introduction:</bold> In pharmacotherapy cancer clinical trials patients receive frequent outpatient evaluation and monthly inpatient evaluation, as required by the protocol or institutional guidelines. Detection of ...
    • Counterfactuals in Context: Felicity conditions for counterfactual conditionals containing proper names 

      Robinson, William Stephen (2013-11-14)
      This thesis provides felicity conditions for counterfactual conditionals containing proper names in which essential changes to an individual are counterfactually posited using contrastive focus in either the antecedent or ...
    • The Semantics of Implicitly Relational Predicates 

      McCloy, Daniel Robert (2014-01-27)
      This thesis offers a semantic account of implicitly relational predicates — adjectival or nominal predicates such as to be popular and to be a wanted man. Implicitly relational predicates are characterized by unique ...
    • Investigation of sentence structure in domain adaptation for sentiment classification 

      Gentile, Anthony (2014-02-24)
      A popular use case of computational linguistics is the identification of sentiment in text. Many current methods for sentiment classification focus on word features within sentences of a text. These methods employ different ...
    • Comparative Analysis of DeepBank and the Penn Treebank 

      Schneider, Megan (2014-02-24)
      I examined the differences between the DeepBank and Penn Treebank and the effect of hand-created and grammar-derived annotations on dependency representations. The dependencies comparison involved transforming the DeepBank ...
    • Automated Grammar Engineering for Verbal Morphology 

      Wax, David Allen (2014-04-30)
      This study examines the cross-linguistic potential for the automatic analysis of verbal morphology and creation of implemented formal grammars using the Grammar Matrix customization system and the rich linguistic resource ...
    • An Independent Assessment of Phonetic Distinctive Feature Sets used to Model Pronunciation Variation 

      Rolston, Leanne Elizabeth (2014-04-30)
      It has been consistently shown that Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) performance on casual, spontaneous speech is much worse than on carefully planned or read speech by as much as double the word error rate, and that ...
    • A Grammar Library for Information Structure 

      Song, Sanghoun (2014-04-30)
      This dissertation makes substantial contributions to both the theoretical and computational treatment of information structure, with an eye toward creating natural language processing applications such as multilingual ...
    • The diachronic development of passive constructions from Archaic Chinese to Modern Mandarin 

      Li, Yin
      In this dissertation, I study the diachronic development of passive construction from Archaic Chinese to Modern Mandarin. I classify the passive forms into two major groups: 1) the monoclausal passive. 2) the biclausal ...
    • Mixed Gender Agreement in Russian DPs 

      King, Katherine E.
      This thesis provides a new account of mixed gender agreement in Russian, incorporating the joint strengths of several previous accounts. Mixed agreement results when some elements in a sentence agree with the grammatical ...