Welcome to the MathLing page!
|Faculty advisor:||Adam Jardine|
|Student organizers:||Vincent Czarnecki
This is an informal reading group for mathematical and computational linguistics discussions. We are affiliated with the Rutgers Department of Linguistics and the Rutgers Computational Linguistics Lab.
|Google drive folder (requires permission)|
Every other Wed (approximately)
10am, Rm 108
- Sep 6 Organizational meeting (joint w/ PhonX)
- Sep 20 Why mathematical linguistics? (Vinny)
Background reading: TBA
- Oct 4 First order logic and the star-free languages (Brian)
- Background reading: TBA
- Oct 11 Continuing first order logic and star-free languages (Brian)
- Nov 8 Jäger & Rogers (2012) (Huteng)
- Nov 15 Logical characteristics of phonology – Jäger & Rogers (2012) Chapter 6 (Prof. Adam Jardine)
- Dec 6 Continuing logical characteristics of phonology (Prof. Adam Jardine)
Every other Friday (approximately)
10:30am, Spring St, Rm 204
- Jan 28 Organizational meeting (on Zoom)
- Feb 11 (Spring St., Rm 203) The Gold Paradigm(s).
Background reading: Clark and Lappin, Ch. 4
- Feb 18 (Spring St., Rm 204) The Gold Paradigm(s), cont’d
- Mar 4 (Spring St., Rm 204) Strictly local learning
Background reading: Heinz 2010
- Mar 25 Strictly piecewise learning
Additional readings of interest: Heinz 2010, String Extension Learning
- Apr 8 Presentations drawn from distributions (Huteng Dai)
Reading: Angluin and Laird 1988, up to Sec 1.2.
- Apr 22 Presentations drawn from distributions (cont’d)
Every other Friday (approximately)
2-3pm, Rm 108 (and on Zoom if requested)
- Sep 24 Organization, Myhill-Nerode theorem (Adam)
- Oct 8 Strictly local sets (Deen)
- Oct 22 Strictly local sets (continued) (Adam)
- Nov 5 (2:30pm) Strictly piecewise sets
Background reading: Heinz 2010, Rogers et al. 2013
Board from the meeting
- Nov 19 (2pm) Substitutable sets
Background reading: Clark and Eyraud 2006
3:00-4:00pm (EST) on Zoom.
Meetings for spring semester are merged with Stony Brook Department of Linguistics
Date Title Speaker(s) Affiliation Files 2/9 Generalized FSA Jeff Heinz, Jon Rawski, Dakota Lambert Stony Brook 2/23 BMRS Primer Adam Jardine, Chris Oakden Rutgers handout Chandlee & Jardine (2021). Recursive schemes for phonological analysis. pdf Bhaskar, Chandlee, Jardine, & Oakden (2020). BMRSs as a logical characterization of the subsequential functions. pdf 3/2 BMRS Morphology Andrija Petrovic Stony Brook slides Andrés (2014). Valencian hypocoristics: when morphology meets phonology. pdf Andrés (2013). Morphological Epenthesis in Romance: A Case for Lexical Conservatism. download Bachrach & Wagner (2007). Syntactically driven cyclicity vs. output-output correspondence. pdf 3/9 Vowel Harmony & Tutrugbu Eileen Blum Rutgers McCollum, Bakovic, Mai, & Meinhardt (2019). Unbounded circumambient patterns in segmental phonology. lingbuzz 3/23 OT & Context-Sensitive Languages Andrew Lamont UMass 4/6 Atomic Properties of Stress Nate Koser Rutgers handout 4/20 Model Theory & Phonological Features Scott Nelson Stony Brook handout 4/27 Some(what) Logical Phonology Charles Reiss Concordia handout 5/4 Weak Determinism, Interaction, and BMRS Eric Baković, Eric Meinhardt UCSD 5/11 Order theory, ternary features, and phonological maps Eric Meinhardt UCSD
3:00-4:30pm (EST) on Zoom.
Meetings for fall semester are merged with Stony Brook Department of Linguistics
Date Topic Speaker(s) Affiliation Files 9/25 NDEB Transformations Scott Nelson Stony Brook handout 10/2 Subregular Waffle Dakota Lambert, Jon Rawski Stony Brook 10/16 Sour Grapes Eileen Blum Rutgers slides Smith & Ohara (2019). Computational Complexity and Sour-Grapes-Like Patterns. pdf Gainor, Lai, & Heinz (2012). Computational Characterizations of Vowel Harmony Patterns and Pathologies. pdf Koser & Jardine (2019). The complexity of optimizing over strictly local constraints. pdf 10/23 Learning Biases Natasha Chemey Rutgers Durvasula & Liter (2020). There is a simplicity bias when generalizing from ambiguous data. lingbuzz 10/30 Pregroup Grammar Semantics Brian Pinsky Rutgers Coecke, Sadrzadeh & Clark (2010). Mathematical Foundations for a Compositional Distributional Model of Meaning. pdf 11/13 Code Switching Magdalena Markowska, Qihui Xu Stony Brook, CUNY slides
10:30-11:30am (EST) on WebEx
Date Topic Presenter Notes 6/25 PAC learning Huteng Video recap links: Part 1, Part 2 7/9 Bayesian learning Wenyue Reading, Supplementary Resources HackMD Tutorial 7/23 Neural networks Eileen and Karen BERT Demo, BERT code Video Recap, Online Book 8/6 Neural Nets with automata Jon Video Recap, RNN Github Repo Reading Links: Nelson, et al. (2020), Merrill, et al. (2020), Rabusseau, Li, & Precup (2019) 8/20 Hidden Markhov Models Huteng Video Recap, Implementation (Jupyter Notebook) Reading Links: Jurafsky & Martin (2019), Ch.A, Rabiner (1989)
1:30pm-2:30pm in 108, 18 Seminary Pl, unless otherwise noted
Meeting 1: The outlook and import of mathematical linguistics
To begin the semester with a review of the outlook and import of mathematical linguistics, Adam J. will summarize Jeff Heinz’s recent talk at the Society for Computation in Linguistics on mathematical linguistics in the 21st century (slides available here)
This semester our MathLing meetings will be on Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. The date and venue of our first meeting are below:
Date & Time: Jan 23rd, 2020 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Venue: Room 108 at 18 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Linguistics Department)
Date Topic Presenter Notes 2/13 BMRS and composition Chris 2-3pm 2/20 Open house practice Nate & Dine 2-3pm 2/27 No meeting; open house 3/5 PCFG and entropy reduction Brian 2-3pm 3/12 PLC practice talks Nick Danis Cancelled due to COVID-19
Theses meeting will be in room 204 from 11:30am to 12:30am at 1 Spring St, New Brunswick, NJ on Wednesdays, starting on September 4th.
MathLing this semester will be merged with our computational linguistics lab meetings, meaning that the meetings will be even more informal than usual, with one or more of us giving updates on our research (instead of reading and discussing papers).
This week, Adam will present on multitape automata, and everyone will get a chance to share what they’re working on.
Meeting 1 : Learning substitutable languages
In this meeting, we will continue the discussion on learning started last semester. The relevant reading for the meeting is Clark and Eyraud (2007) on learning substitutable languages, which can learn non-regular languages that can model some aspects of syntactic structure.
All are welcome!
Date & Time: Feb. 15, 2019 at 10am
Venue: Conference Room on 1 Spring St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901