Publications

Journal articles and conference papers

 

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  • Learning to Explicitate Connectives with Seq2Seq Network for Implicit Discourse Relation Classification.
    Shi, Wei; Demberg, Vera
    In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2019), Gothenburg, Sweden
  • The on-line processing of causal and concessive discourse connectives.
    Köhne, Judith; Drenhaus, Heiner; Delogu, Francesca; Demberg, Vera
    to appear in the Special Issue on Discourse Expectations, Linguistics.

 

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  • Effects of aging and dual-task demands on the comprehension of less expected sentence continuations: Evidence from pupillometry.
    Häuser, Katja Ingrid; Demberg, Vera; Kray, Jutta
    to appear in “Frontiers in Psychology-Cognition".
  • Surprisal modulates dual-task performance in older adults: Pupillometry shows age-related trade-offs in task performance and the time-course of language processing.
    Häuser, Katja; Demberg, Vera; Kray, Jutta
    Psychology and Aging, 33(8), 1168-1180
  • The Index of Cognitive Activity as a measure of cognitive processing load in dual task settings.
    Vogels, Jorrig; Demberg, Vera; Kray, Jutta
    Frontiers in Psychology; November 30, 2018.
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02276
  • Toward Bayesian Synchronous Tree Substitution Grammars for Sentence Planning.
    Howcroft, David M; Klakow, Dietrich; Demberg, Vera
    In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG2018); Tilburg, The Netherlands; November 05-08, 2018.
  • Using Universal Dependencies in cross-linguistic complexity research
    Berdicevskis, Aleksandrs; Cöltekin, Cagri; Ehret, Katharina; von Prince, Kilu; Ross, Daniel; Thompson, Bill; Yan, Chunxiao; Demberg, Vera; Lupyan, Gary; Rama, Taraka
    In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Universal Dependencies (UDW 2018 during EMNLP2018); Brussels, Belgium; November 01, 2018.
  • Acquiring Annotated Data with Cross-lingual Explicitation for Implicit Discourse Relation Classification.
    Shi, Wei; Yung, Frances; Demberg, Vera
    arXiv preprint arXiv:1808.10290
  • Do speakers produce discourse connectives rationally?
    Yung, Frances; Demberg, Vera
    In Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Learning and Processing (CogACLL2018); Melbourne, Australia; July 19, 2018.
  • Learning distributed event representations with a multi-task approach.
    Hong, Xudong; Sayeed, Asad; Demberg, Vera
    In Proceedings of the 7th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics *SEM2018; New Orleans, USA; June 05-06, 2018.
  • Unifying dimensions in coherence relations: How various annotation frameworks are related.
    Sanders, T. J.; Demberg, V.; Hoek, J.; Scholman, M. C.; Asr, F. T.; Zufferey, S.; Evers-Vermeul, J.
    Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory; May 22, 2018.
    doi.org/10.1515/cllt-2016-0078
  • Rollenwechsel-English: a large-scale semantic role corpus.
    Sayeed, Asad; Shkadzko, Pavel; Demberg, Vera
    In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018); Miyazaki, Japan; May 07-12, 2018.
  • POS tag perplexity as a measure of syntactic complexity.
    von Prince, Kilu; Demberg, Vera
    In Proceedings of the 1st Shared Task on Measuring Language Complexity Workshop; Torun, Poland; April 15, 2018.

 

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  • W. Shi, F. Yung, R. Rubino, V. Demberg.  Using Explicit Discourse Connectives in Translation for Implicit Discourse Relation Classification. In Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), Taipei / Taiwan, 2017.
  • David M. Howcroft, Jorrig Vogels, and Vera Demberg. G-TUNA: a corpus of referring expressions in German, including duration information. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG), 2017.
  • David M. Howcroft, Dietrich Klakow, and Vera Demberg. The Extended SPaRKy Restaurant Corpus: designing a corpus with variable information density. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), 2017.
  • Merel C. J. Scholman and Vera Demberg. Examples and specifications that prove a point: Distinguishing between elaborative and argumentative discourse relations. Dialogue and Discourse, 2017.
  • Merel C. J. Scholman and Hannah Rohde and Vera Demberg. 'On the one hand' as a cue to anticipate upcoming discourse structure. Journal of Memory and Language, 2017.
  • Ashutosh Modi, Ivan Titov, Vera Demberg, Asad Sayeed, and Manfred Pinkal. Modeling semantic expectations: Using script knowledge for referent prediction. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 2017.
  • Merel Scholman and Vera Demberg. Crowdsourcing discourse interpretations: On the influence of context and the reliability of a connective insertion task. In Proceedings of the Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW), 2017.
  • Attapol T. Rutherford, Vera Demberg, and Nianwen Xue. A systematic study of neural discourse models for implicit discourse relation. In Proceedings of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2017. 
  • David Howcroft and Vera Demberg. Psycholinguistic models of sentence processing improve sentence readability ranking. In Proceedings of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2017. 
  • Wei Shi and Vera Demberg. On the need of cross validation for discourse relation classification. In Proceedings of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2017

 

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  • M. Schwenger, A. Torralba, J. Hoffmann, D. Howcroft, and V. Demberg. From openccg to ai planning: Detecting infeasible edges in sentence generation. In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling’16), Osaka, Japan, 2016.
  • Alessandra Zarcone, Marten van Schijndel, Jorrig Vogels, and Vera Demberg. Salience and attention in surprisal-based accounts of language processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(844), 2016. 
  • Vera Demberg and Asad Sayeed. The frequency of rapid pupil dilations as a measure of linguistic processing difficulty. PLOS ONE, 11(1), 2016. 
  • Vera Demberg, JörgHoffmann, David M.Howcroft, Dietrich Klakow, and Álvaro Torralba. Search challenges in natural language generation with complex optimization objectives. KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, 30(1):63–69, 2016. 
  • Matthew W. Crocker, Vera Demberg, and Elke Teich. Information density and linguistic encoding (ideal). KI, 30(1):77–81, 2016.
  • Ottokar Tilk, Vera Demberg, Asad B. Sayeed, Dietrich Klakow, and Stefan Thater. Event participant modelling with neural networks. In Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP 2016, Austin, Texas, USA, November 1-4, 2016, pages 171–182, 2016.
  • Ines Rehbein, Merel Scholman, and Vera Demberg. Annotating discourse relations in spoken language: A comparison of the PDTB and CCR frameworks. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation LREC 2016, Portoroz, Slovenia, May 23-28, 2016.
  • Florian Pusse, Asad B. Sayeed, and Vera Demberg. Lingoturk: managing crowdsourced tasks for psycholinguistics. In Proceedings of the Demonstrations Session, NAACL HLT 2016, The 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, San Diego California, USA, June 12-17, 2016, pages 57–61, 2016.
  • Asad B. Sayeed, Xudong Hong, and Vera Demberg. Roleo: visualising thematic fit spaces on the web. In Proceedings of the Demonstrations Session, NAACL HLT 2016, The 2016 Conference of the North Ameri- can Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, San Diego California, USA, June 12-17, 2016.
  • Simon Ahrendt and Vera Demberg. Improving event prediction by representing script participants. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, San Diego, California, 2016.

 

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  • Clayton Greenberg, Asad B. Sayeed, and Vera Demberg. Improving unsupervised vector-space thematic fit evaluation via role-filler prototype clustering. In NAACL HLT 2015, The 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Denver, Colorado, USA, May 31 - June 5, 2015, pages 21–31, 2015.
  • Clayton Greenberg, Vera Demberg, and Asad B. Sayeed. Verb polysemy and frequency effects in thematic fit modeling. In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL), page 4857, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2015.
  • Rachel Rudinger, Vera Demberg, Ashutosh Modi, Benjamin Van Durme, and Manfred Pinkal. Learning to predict script events from domain-specific text. In Proceedings of the Fourth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics, *SEM 2015, June 4-5, 2015, Denver, Colorado, USA, pages 205–210, 2015.
  • Ekaterina Kravtchenko and Vera Demberg. Semantically underinformative utterances trigger pragmatic inferences. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2015, Pasadena, California, USA, July 22-25, 2015, 2015.
  • Andrea Fischer, Vera Demberg, and Dietrich Klakow. Towards flexible, small-domain surface generation: Combining data-driven and grammatical approaches. In ENLG 2015 - Proceedings of the 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, 10-11 September 2015, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK, pages 105–108, 2015.
  • Asad B. Sayeed, Stefan Fischer, and Vera Demberg. Vector-space calculation of semantic surprisal for predicting word pronunciation duration. In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing, ACL 2015, July 26-31, 2015, Beijing, China, Volume 1: Long Papers, pages 763–773, 2015.
  • Fatemeh Torabi Asr and Vera Demberg. Uniform information density at the level of discourse relations: Negation markers and discourse connective omission. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), 2015.

 

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  • Asad Sayeed and Vera Demberg. Combining unsupervised syntactic and semantic models of thematic fit. In Proceedings of the First Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLIC-it), 2014.
  • Ioannis Konstas, Frank Keller, Vera Demberg, and Mirella Lapata. Incremental semantic role labeling with tree adjoining grammar. In Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014.
  • Heiner Drenhaus, Vera Demberg, Judith Koehne, and Francesca Delogu. Incremental and predictive discourse processing based on causal and concessive discourse markers: ERP studies on German and English. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci-14), p. 403-409; 2014.

 

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  • Vera Demberg, Frank Keller, and Alexander Koller. Incremental, predictive parsing with psycholinguistically motivated tree-adjoining grammar. Computational Linguistics, 39(4), 2013.
  • Vera Demberg, Asad Sayeed, Angela Mahr, and Christian Müller. Measuring linguistically-induced cognitive load during driving using the contre task. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutoUI), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2013.
  • Asad Sayeed and Vera Demberg. The semantic augmentation of a psycholinguistically-motivated syntactic formalism. In Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL), pages 57–65, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013. Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Fatemeh Torabi Asr and Vera Demberg. On the information conveyed by discourse markers. In Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL), pages 84–93, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2013. Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Nikolaos Engonopoulos, Asad Sayeed, and Vera Demberg. Language and cognitive load in a dual task environment. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, and I. Wachsmuth, editors, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci-13), pages 2249–2254, 2013.
  • Vera Demberg, Evangelia Kiagia, and Asad Sayeed. The index of cognitive activity as a measure of linguistic processing. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, and I. Wachsmuth, editors, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci-13), pages 2148–2153, 2013.
  • Vera Demberg. Pupillometry: the index of cognitive activity in a dual-task study. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, and I. Wachsmuth, editors, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci-13), pages 2154–2159, 2013.
  • Vera Demberg. Integration costs on auxiliaries? – a self-paced reading study using webexp. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, and I. Wachsmuth, editors, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci-13), pages 2160–2165, 2013.
  • Silas Weinbach and Vera Demberg. Identifying predictive collocations. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, and I. Wachsmuth, editors, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci-13), pages 1581–1586, 2013.
  • Judith Köhne and Vera Demberg. The Time-course of Processing Discourse Connectives. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, and I. Wachsmuth, editors, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci-13), pages 2760–2765, 2013.

 

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  • Fatemeh Torabi Asr and Vera Demberg. Measuring the strength of linguistic cues for discourse relations. In Proceedings of the COLING Workshop on Advances in Discourse Analysis and its Computational Aspects (ADACA), pages 33–42, Mumbai, India, 2012.
  • Fatemeh Torabi Asr and Vera Demberg. Implicitness of discourse relations. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), pages 2669–2684, 2012.
  • Asad Sayeed and Vera Demberg. Incremental neo-davidsonian semantic construction for tag. In 11th Work- shop on Tree-Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+ 11), pages 64–72, Paris, France, 2012.
  • Vera Demberg. Incremental derivations in ccg. In Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+ 11), pages 198–206, 2012.
  • Vera Demberg, Asad B Sayeed, Philip J Gorinski, and Nikolaos Engonopoulos. Syntactic surprisal affects spoken word duration in conversational contexts. In Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning, pages 356–367. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012.
  • Miriam Kaeshammer and Vera Demberg. German and english treebanks and lexica for tree-adjoining grammars. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, pages 1880–1887, 2012.

 

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  • Vera Demberg and Asad Sayeed. Linguistic cognitive load: implications for automotive uis. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2011), 2011.
  • Vera Demberg, Andi Winterboer, and Johanna D. Moore. A strategy for information presentation in spoken dialog systems. Computational Linguistics, (37:3):489–539, 2011.

 

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  • Vera Demberg-Winterfors. A Broad-Coverage Model of Prediction in Human Sentence Processing. PhD thesis, School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, 2010. Published in CPHC/BCS Distinguished Dissertations.
  • Jeff Mitchell, Mirella Lapata, Vera Demberg, and Frank Keller. Syntactic and semantic factors in processing difficulty: An integrated measure. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 196–206, Uppsala, Sweden, July 2010.

 

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  • Vera Demberg and Frank Keller. A computational model of prediction in human parsing: Unifying locality and surprisal effects. In N. A. Taatgent and H. van Rijn, editors, Proceedings of the 31st meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pages 1888–1893, Amsterdam, 2009.
  • Klinton Bicknell, Roger Levy, and Vera Demberg. Correcting the incorrect: Local coherence effects modeled with prior belief update. In Proceedings of the 35th annual meeting of the Berkeley linguistics society, pages 13–24, 2009.

 

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  • Vera Demberg and Frank Keller. A psycholinguistically motivated version of TAG. In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+9), Tübingen, Germany, July 2008.
  • Vera Demberg and Frank Keller. Data from eye-tracking corpora as evidence for theories of syntactic processing complexity. Cognition, 109:193–210, 2008.
  • Vera Demberg Martin Tietze and Johanna D. Moore. Syntactic complexity induces explicit grounding in the maptask corpus. In Proceedings of Interspeech, Brisbane, Australia, 2008.

 

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  • Vera Demberg and Frank Keller. Eye-tracking evidence for integration cost effects in corpus data. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pages 947–952, Nashville, 2007. Cognitive Science Society.
  • Vera Demberg, Helmut Schmid, and Gregor Möhler. Phonological constraints and morphological preprocessing for grapheme-to-phoneme conversion. In Annual Meeting-Association For Computational Linguis- tics, volume 45, pages 97–103, 2007.
  • Vera Demberg. A language-independent unsupervised model for morphological segmentation. In Annual Meeting-Association For Computational Linguistics, volume 45, pages 920–927, 2007.

 

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  • Vera Demberg and Johanna D. Moore. Information presentation in spoken dialogue systems. In Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 65–72, 2006.

 

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  • Stefanie Albert, Jan Anderssen, Regine Bader, Stephanie Becker, Tobias Bracht, Sabine Brants, Thorsten Brants, Vera Demberg, Stefanie Dipper, Peter Eisenberg, et al. tiger Annotationsschema. Universität des Saarlandes and Universität Stuttgart and Universität Potsdam, 2003.

 

 


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