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.

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2018

Klára Jágrová, Irina Stenger & Tania Avgustinova

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

Klára Jágrová Irina Stenger, Tania Avgustinova Roland Marti

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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Irina Stenger, Tania Avgustinova & Roland Marti

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

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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Klára Jágrová, Irina Stenger Roland Marti & Tania Avgustinova

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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Andrea K. Fischer, Jilles Vreeken & Dietrich Klakow

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 M.; Ziai, R (Ed.): pp. 30-42, ESSLLI 2016, 2016.

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2015

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 ; Lubaszewski, Wies{ł}aw ; Delmonte, Rodolfo (Ed.): Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science, pp. pp. 115–126, Ca Foscarina Editrice, Venezia, 2015.

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Fischer, Andrea; Demberg, Vera; Klakow, Dietrich

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

Association for Computational Linguistics Brighton, 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

Dietrich, Klakow; 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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Tania Avgustinova

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Dietrich Klakow

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Bernd Möbius

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Roland Marti

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Klára Jágrová

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Irina Stenger

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Yu Chen

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