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Research

Quantitative Semantics Lab

The Quantitative Semantics Laboratory investigates semantics, the study of meaning, through intensive data collection combined with computational and/or statistical methodologies.   A unifying theme in the lab's research is developing quantitative metrics of meaning which (i) distinguish different types of word meaning, and subcomponents thereof, and (ii) bear on words’ grammatical behavior.  The lab has a further interest in integrating lexical and compositional semantics through explicit computational models.