Christopher Potts +> Selected talks
Christopher Potts [joint research with Daniel Lassiter, Michael C. Frank, and Roger Levy].
Embedded implicatures as pragmatic inferences under compositional lexical uncertainty.
Slideshow companion to this paper and this code.
Christopher Potts [joint research with Eric Acton].
Cravin' that straight talk: the latent affective meaning of demonstratives.
Workshop on Computational Social Sciences, Stanford, Jan 11.
An early version of this paper;
the talk is also available on YouTube.
Guest lecture in Symbolic Systems 100, Stanford, Apr 26.
This is my attempt to describe and motivate formal semantics in just over an hour to people who know a lot of technical stuff but have not studied semantics.
Extracting social meaning and sentiment.
NASSLLI 2012, UT Austin, Jun 18-22.
Lecture series on doing sentiment analysis from a linguist's perspective. This is a more focused and research-oriented countepart to the tutorial below.
Sentiment Analysis Tutorial.
Sentiment Analysis Symposium, San Francisco, Nov 8-9.
Interactive website for my practical introduction to building effective sentiment analysis systems.
Developing adjective scales from user-supplied textual metadata.
NSF Workshop on Restructuring Adjectives in WordNet. Arlington,VA, Sep 30 – Oct 1.
Develops and evaluates methods for using naturally occurring metadata (star ratings on service and product reviews)
to inform WordNet annotators in constructing modifier scales.
Computational Pragmatics. LSA Institute, Boulder, CO, July 8 – Aug 2.
Lecture series on on using computational resources (corpora, algorithms, etc.) to explore pragmatic phenomena.
The dynamics of apposition.
Chris Barker's NYU Linguistics seminar on dynamics, Feb 25.
Seeks to intergrate my multidimensional approach to appositives with non-monotonic dynamic semantics.