C4: Mutual Intelligibility and Surprisal in Slavic Intercomprehension (INCOMSLAV)

Project C4 investigates the relation between information density, encoding density and grammaticalisation in a cross-linguistic perspective, focusing on intercomprehension within the family of Slavic languages. In the second funding period,the research agenda is extended to spoken language, which allows us to investigate how information density is balanced between the acoustic and the text level in successful intercomprehension. At all levels from the acoustic signal and its phonetic structure to the texts generated from speech we develop similarity metrics and information density measures related to Slavic intercomprehension.

Publications

2020

Stenger, Irina; Jágrová, Klára; Fischer, Andrea; Avgustinova, Tania

“Reading Polish with Czech Eyes” or “How Russian Can a Bulgarian Text Be?”: Orthographic Differences as an Experimental Variable in Slavic Intercomprehension Incollection

Radeva-Bork, Teodora; Kosta, Peter (Ed.): Current Developments in Slavic Linguistics. Twenty Years After (based on selected papers from FDSL 11), pp. 483-500, Peter Lang, 2020.

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Stenger, Irina; Jágrová, Klára; Avgustinova, Tania

The INCOMSLAV Platform: Experimental Website with Integrated Methods for Measuring Linguistic Distances and Asymmetries in Receptive Multilingualism Inproceedings

Fiumara, James; Cieri, Christopher; Liberman, Mark; Callison-Burch, Chris (Ed.): LREC 2020 Workshop Language Resources and Evaluation Conference 11-16 May 2020, Citizen Linguistics in Language Resource Development (CLLRD 2020), pp. 40-48, 2020.

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Stenger, Irina; Avgustinova, Tania

Visual vs. auditory perception of Bulgarian stimuli by Russian native speakers Inproceedings

Vladimir P. Selegej et al., (Ed.): Computational Linguistics and Intellectual Technologies: Papers from the Annual International Conference ‘Dialogue’, pp. 684 - 695, 2020.

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2019

Mosbach, Marius; Stenger, Irina; Avgustinova, Tania; Klakow, Dietrich

incom.py - A Toolbox for Calculating Linguistic Distances and Asymmetries between Related Languages Inproceedings

Angelova, Galia; Mitkov, Ruslan; Nikolova, Ivelina; Temnikova, Irina (Ed.): Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2019, Varna, Bulgaria, 2-4 September 2019, pp. 811-819, Varna, Bulgaria, 2019.

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Avgustinova, Tania; Iomdin, Leonid

Towards a Typology of Microsyntactic Constructions Inproceedings

Corpas-Pastor, Gloria; Mitkov, Ruslan (Ed.): Computational and Corpus-Based Phraseology, pp. 15-30, Springer, Cham, 2019.

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Stenger, Irina; Avgustinova, Tania; Belousov, Konstantin I; Baranov, Dmitrij A; Erofeeva., Elena V

Interaction of linguistic and socio-cognitive factors in receptive multilingualism [Vzaimodejstvie lingvističeskich i sociokognitivnych parametrov pri receptivnom mul’tilingvisme] Inproceedings

25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intellectual Technologies (Dialogue 2019), Moscow, Russia, 2019.

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Stenger, Irina

Zur Rolle der Orthographie in der slavischen Interkomprehension mit besonderem Fokus auf die kyrillische Schrift PhD Thesis

Saarland University, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-86223-283-3.

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Jágrová, Klára; Stenger, Irina; Telus, Magdalena

Slavische Interkomprehension im 5-Sprachen-Kurs – Dokumentation eines Semesters Journal Article

Polnisch in Deutschland. Zeitschrift der Bundesvereinigung der Polnischlehrkräfte. Sondernummer: Emil Krebs und die Mehrsprachigkeit in Europa, pp. 122–133, 2019.

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2018

Jágrová, Klára; Stenger, Irina; Avgustinova, Tania

Polski nadal nieskomplikowany? Interkomprehensionsexperimente mit Nominalphrasen Journal Article

Polnisch in Deutschland. Zeitschrift der Bundesvereinigung der Polnischlehrkräfte, 5/2017 , pp. 20 - 37, 2018.

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Jágrová, Klára; Avgustinova, Tania; Stenger, Irina; Fischer, Andrea

Language models, surprisal and fantasy in Slavic intercomprehension Journal Article

Computer Speech & Language, 2018, (Statistical language modelling, Surprisal, Receptive multilingualism, Slavic languages, Sentential context, Think-aloud protocols, Polish Czech Reading).

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2017

Jágrová, Klára; Stenger, Irina; Avgustinova, Tania; Marti, Roland

POLSKI TO JEZYK NIESKOMPLIKOWANY? Theoretische und praktische Interkomprehension der 100 häufigsten polnischen Substantive Journal Article

In Polnisch in Deutschland. Zeitschrift der Bundesvereinigung der Polnischlehrkräfte, 4/2016 , pp. 5-19, 2017.

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Stenger, Irina; Avgustinova, Tania; Marti, Roland

Levenshtein distance and word adaptation surprisal as methods of measuring mutual intelligibility in reading comprehension of Slavic languages Inproceedings

Computational Linguistics and Intellectual Technologies: International Conference "Dialogue 2017" , pp. 304-317, 2017.

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Stenger, Irina; Jágrová, Klára; Fischer, Andrea; Avgustinova, Tania; Klakow, Dietrich; Marti, Roland

Modeling the Impact of Orthographic Coding on Czech-Polish and Bulgarian-Russian Reading Intercomprehension Journal Article

Nordic Journal of Linguistic, (40(2)), pp. 175-199, 2017.

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Jágrová, Klára; Stenger, Irina; Marti, Roland; Avgustinova, Tania

Lexical and orthographic distances between Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, and Russian: A comparative analysis of the most frequent nouns Inproceedings

Joseph Emonds & Markéta Janebová (eds.), Language Use and Linguistic Structure. Proceedings of the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium 2016, pp. 401–416, Olomouc: Palacký University, 2017.

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Fischer, Andrea K; Vreeken, Jilles; Klakow, Dietrich

Beyond Pairwise Similarity: Quantifying and Characterizing Linguistic Similarity between Groups of Languages by MDL Journal Article

Computación y Systems, 21 (4), pp. 829-839, 2017.

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2016

Stenger, Irina

How reading intercomprehension works among Slavic languages with Cyrillic script Inproceedings

Köllner, Marisa; Ziai, Ramon (Ed.): pp. 30-42, ESSLLI 2016, 2016.

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2015

Fischer, Andrea; Demberg, Vera; Klakow, Dietrich

Towards Flexible, Small-Domain Surface Generation: Combining Data-Driven and Grammatical Approaches Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG), pp. 105-108, Association for Computational Linguistics Brighton, 2015.

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Avgustinova, Tania; Fischer, Andrea; Jágrová, Klára; Stenger, Irina

The Empirical Basis of Slavic Intercomprehension Inproceedings

REMU, Joensuu, Finland, 2015.

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Stenger, Irina

"Reading Polish with Czech Eyes" or "How Russian Can a Bulgarian Text Be?": Orthographic Differences as an Experimental Variable in Reading Comprehension Inproceedings

11th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-11), Potsdam, Germany, 2015.

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Fischer, Andrea; Jágrová, Klára; Stenger, Irina; Avgustinova, Tania; Klakow, Dietrich; Marti, Roland

An Orthography Transformation Experiment with Czech-Polish and Bulgarian-Russian Parallel Word Sets Inproceedings

Sharp, Bernadette; ł, Wies; Delmonte, Rodolfo (Ed.): Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science, pp. 115-126, Ca Foscarina Editrice, Venezia, 2015.

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Fischer, Andrea; Jágrová, Klára; Stenger, Irina; Avgustinova, Tania; Klakow, Dietrich; Marti, Roland

Models for Mutual Intelligibility Inproceedings

Data Mining and its Use and Usability for Linguistic Analysis, Universität des Saarlandes Saarbrücken, 2015.

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2014

Klakow, Dietrich; Avgustinova, Tania; Stenger, Irina; Fischer, Andrea; Jágrová, Klára

The INCOMSLAV Project Inproceedings

Seminar in formal linguistics at ÚFAL, Charles University Prague, 2014.

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Dietrich Klakow

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Bernd Möbius

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