Projects

Area A

Situational Context and World Knowledge

ProjectTitleKeywordsPrincipal Investigators
A1Neurobehavioural Correlates of Surprisal in Online Comprehensioncomprehension, scripts, schemas,
events, discourse, surprisal,
event-related potentials, eye-tracking
Matthew Crocker
Harm Brouwer
A3Modelling the Information Density of Event Sequences in Textspsycholinguistics, computational linguistics,
crowdsourcing, script knowledge,
world knowledge, cognitive modeling, predictability
Stefan Thater
Alexander Koller
Vera Demberg
Manfred Pinkal
A4Language Comprehension in a Noisy ChannelID and channel capacity, language comprehension, aging,
dual tasking, driving simulation, natural language generation,
dialog systems, psycholinguistics
Jutta Kray
Vera Demberg
Dietrich Klakow
A5The Role of Language Experience and Visual Context in SurprisalpsycholinguisticsMaria Staudte
Jutta Kray
Nivedita Mani
A6The Role of Semantic Surprisal for Memory Formation and Retrieval
memory formationAxel Mecklinger
A7Controlling Information Density in Discourse Generation
discourse generationJörg Hoffmann
Alexander Koller

Area B

Discourse and Register

ProjectTitleKeywordsPrincipal Investigators
B1Information Density in English Scientific Writing: A Diachronic Perspectivediachronic linguistics, scientific discourse, register variation,
relative information density
Elke Teich
B2Cognitive Modelling of Information Density for Discourse Relationspsycholinguistics,
computational modelling, discourse relations
Vera Demberg
B3Information Theory and Ellipsis Redundancycorpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, ellipsis,
fragments, German linguistics
Ingo Reich
Heiner Drenhaus
B4Modelling and Measuring Information Density language modelling, long range dependencies, memoryDietrich Klakow
B6 Neural Feature and Representation Learning for Information Density Based Translationese Classificationmachine translationJosef van Genabith
Raphael Rubino
B7Modelling Human Translation with a Noisy Channelhuman translationElke Teich

Area C

Variation in Linguistic Encoding

ProjectTitleKeywordsPrincipal Investigators
C1Information Density and the Predictability of Phonetic Structurephonetics, speech processing,
syllable structure, collocations
Bernd Möbius
Bistra Andreeva
C3Rational Encoding and Decoding of Referring Expressionscomprehension, production, encoding,
linear order, syntactic variation, surprisal,
event-related potentials, eye-tracking
Matthew Crocker
Heiner Drenhaus
C4Mutual Intelligibility and Surprisal in Slavic Intercomprehension (INCOMSLAV)intercomprehension, Slavistiks, cross-lingual surprisalTania Avgustinova
Roland Marti
Dietrich Klakow
Bernd Möbius
C6Information Management as a Factor for Syntactic Variation in the History of German
syntactic variationAugustin Speyer
Stefanie Dipper

Completed Projects

ProjectTitleKeywordsPrincipal Investigators
A2Script Knowledge for Modelling Semantic Expectationcomputational linguistics,
crowdsourcing, script knowledge,
world knowledge, script mining, distributional models
Manfred Pinkal
Stefan Thater
B5The Extraction of Complex Information and Encoding Density (EXCITED)computational linguistics, relation extraction, distant supervisionHans Uszkoreit
C5Information Density Aware Text-to-Speech Synthesistext-to-speech synthesis, voicebuilding,
acoustic correlates of information density
Ingmar Steiner