In this talk, Emily Bender provides an overview of two projects that aim to help use grammar engineering for linguistic research, called The Grammar Matrix (Bender et al 2002, 2010) and The AGGREGATION project (Bender et al 2013, Howell et al 2017). In the long-term, both seek to create implemented grammars that can further both linguistic research and language technology.
Emily M. Bender is a Professor of Linguistics and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. She earned her PhD in Linguistics from Stanford University in 2000 and has been a member of the faculty at UW since 2003. Her primary research interests are in multilingual grammar engineering, the study of variation, both within and across languages, computational semantics, and the relationship between linguistics and computational linguistics. She is the founding faculty director of UW's professional master's in computational linguistics (CLMS), past-chair of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics, and a member of UW's Tech Policy Lab.