Workshop on Challenges in Quantitative Semantics: Quantsem

Together with Susanne Vejdemo and Guillermo Montero-Melis, I organised a graduate student workshop on Challenges in Quantitative Semantics at the Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University. Presentations ranged from modelling political discourse and public tolerance of sexual minorities on internet scale to smaller scale studies of specific text collections, but with a common theme of using computational statistical methods to model the meaning of the texts under consideration. The participants included topologists, image analysts, and computer scientists, besides linguists.

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Consensus is that more discussion will be necessary: more questions than answers were given during the day!