Past Meetings

  • 5 May 2006
  • 10 May 2006
  • 17 May 2006

  • 24 May 2006
    Davide Morelli: framework per improvvisazinoe musicale

  • 31 May 2006
    Marco Callieri: Ontologie per modelli geometrici
    Francesco Nidito: NLP in Perl

  • 14 June 2006
    A. Esuli e F. Sebastiani: Opinion Mining
    F. Dell'Orletta: NLP ed estrazione di conoscenze
  • 21 June 2006
    Alessandro Lenci: linguaggio e cognizione
  • 28 June 2006
    C. Felicioli: neurofisiologia e capacità linguistiche
    A. Coletta: Prediction and harmony
    V. Ciancia: Rappresentazione di pattern musicali
    S. Corfini: Automatic transcription of piano music
  • 5 July 2006
    C. Scordino: invarianti per immagini
    N. Carmignani: Predicting sentences
  • 12 July 2006
    R. Popescu: Semantic Web
    A. Passaro: The Meme Machine

Reading Group

The Reading Group on Language and Intelligence meets regularly to discuss techniques and applications of Natural Language Processing, in particular parser technologies, document analytics and knowledge extraction.

Assuming that language is a salient aspect of intelligence, we are also interested in exploring how language abilities relate to intelligence in general and whether discovering mechanisms for dealing with language may help in building more intelligent machines or, viceversa, whether discoveries about the cognitive processing mechanisms in the brain may lead to better language processing tools.

In particular we would like to explore whether the Memory-Prediction Framework proposed by Jeff Hawkins can be an appropriate basis for understanding the way the human mind processes language or performs other cognitive tasks like vision, movement, music.

The Reading Group is part of the activities of the Dottorato in Informatica (PhD in Informatics) at the Università di Pisa.

List of presentations


Planned presentations

  • Semantic Web: Razvan Popescu
  • Meme Machine, by Susan Blackmore: Alessandro Passaro