Congratulations to lab member Mikael Brunila and colleague Jack LaViolette on their forthcoming paper to be published in the proceedings of the 2022 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL2022). A very interesting paper that discusses the work on Firth and Harris, two linguists with very different ideas on lexical semantics. A pre-print of the paper What company do words keep? Revisiting the distributional semantics of J.R. Firth & Zellig Harris is available on arXiv and Mikael offers a brief summary/discussion of the paper in the tweet thread below.
Excited to share the pre-print of our #NAACL2022 paper with @jack_laviolette: "What company do words keep? Revisiting the distributional semantics of J.R. Firth & Zellig Harris"
Often cited together in #NLProc, Firth &Harris present very different ideas on lexical semantics 1/11 pic.twitter.com/wtb32dG0uT
— Mikael Brunila 🐊 (@mikaelbrunila) May 18, 2022