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Christiane Fellbaum is a Lecturer with rank of Professor of Linguistics as well as a senior research scholar in the Computer Science Department. A native of Brunswick, Germany, she received her Ph.D. in linguistics from Princeton in 1980 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Paris. After several teaching and research positions, she returned to Princeton to work as a research scientist in 1987.

She is the co-developer and current director of the WordNet project, and the co-founder and co-president of the Global WordNet Association. Her honors include the Wolfgang Paul-Prize of the German Humboldt Foundation (2001) and the Antonio Zampolli Prize (2006).
She is a founder and president of the Global WordNet Association, which guides the construction of lexical databases in many languages. She is a site coordinator of the North American Computational Linguistics Open competition. Her research focuses on lexical semantics, the syntax-semantics interface, and computational linguistics.

About The Webinar

Scales in the Lexicon :

We discuss scalar predicates, focusing on emotion verbs. Such as like, love, and adore, and their representation in lexical resources. We compare partial orders and scales derived from corpora via lexical semantic-patterns (Horn 1972, Sheinman & Tokunaga 2009) as well as from human judgment in French and English. Finally, we examine the consistent alignment of scalar emotion expressions with emojis in internet communication.

The video link is : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdXi1dMCVHo&t=143s