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Mats Rooth

Professor, Director of Computational Linguistics Lab
(PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1985)

Department of Linguistics
203A Morrill Hall
mr249@cornell.edu 607 255-0716

Additional affiliation: Faculty of Computing and Information Science

Research

I do research in two areas, computational linguistics and natural language semantics. I have worked extensively on mixed symbolic/probabilistic models of syntax and the lexicon, on contrastive intonation (what is called focus), and on related phenomena such as ellipsis and presupposition. In addition to these, I am currently working on finite state optimality theory and web harvesting of intonational data.

Selected Publications

Rooth, Mats (2014). Operators for definition by paraphrase. In a Festschrift for Ede Zimmermann: Approaches to Meaning: Composition, Values, and Interpretation, edited by Daniel Gutzmann, Jan Kopping and Cécile Meier (book info, postprint).

Lutz, David, Parry Cadwallader and Mats Rooth (2013). A web application for filtering and annotating web speech data. Web as Corpus 8, July 2013. Doi 1813/33464.

Rooth, Mats (2010). Second occurrence focus and relativized stress F . In Fery, Caroline and Zimmermann, Malte (eds.) Information Stucture: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives. Oxford University Press. Preprint doi 1813/13092.

Deoskar, Tejaswini, Mats Rooth, and Khalil Sima'an (2009). Smoothing fine-grained PCFG lexicons. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Parsing Technologies. (pdf)

Howell, Jonathan and Mats Rooth (2009). Web harvest of minimal intonational pairs. Web as Corpus 5, September 2009. doi 1813/13079.

Howell, Jonathan and Mats Rooth (2009). A corpus search methodology for focus realization. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Volume 125, Issue 4, pp. 2573-2573. Abstract and poster at doi 1813/13093 .

Data

Rooth, Mats, 2014, "Replication data for: Operators for definition by paraphrase", doi:10.7910/DVN/25512 Harvard Dataverse Network [Distributor] V1 [Version].

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

Representing focus scoping over new. NELS 45, MIT, Nov. 2014 (slides, audio).

Cognitive Science Colloquium, University of Delaware, March 2014.

Presentation at workshop Focus sensitive particles from a cross-linguistic perspective. Bar Ilan University, February 2014.

Panel at 2013 Digging into Data Challenge Conference, Montreal, October 2013.

A recursive phonology interface for WH-F alternative semantics. Colloquium, University of York, April 2013.

Harvesting speech datasets for linguistic research on the web. Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin, April 2013.

A recursive phonology interface for WH-F alternative semantics. Colloquium, University of Edinburgh, April 2013.

Harvesting speech datasets for linguistic research on the web. Colloquium, Jawaharlal Nehru University, February 2013.

A recursive phonology interface for WH-F Alternative semantics. Colloquium, USC, November 2012.

Harvesting speech datasets for linguistic research on the web. International Workshop on Corpus Linguistics and Endangered Dialects. NINJAL Tokyo, Oct. 11, 2012 (program).

Presentation at workshop Questions in Discourse: Alternatives. University of Paris, September 2012.

A recursive phonology interface for WH-F Alternative semantics. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, July, 2012.

A recursive phonology interface for WH-F Alternative semantics. Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, July, 2012.