PolyU Team Wins the Best Paper Award at Top Computational Linguistics Conference

Why do we all know that the word “finished” in the sentence “The editor finished the article” means ‘reading’ instead of its literal meaning? Prof Huang Chu-ren and Dr Emmanuele Chersoni of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS) at PolyU study logical metonymy interpretation, which explains the processing behind sentence comprehension such as this one.


Recently, their collaborative paper with Aix-Marseille University and The University of Pisa has been selected as the Best Paper of AACL-IJCNLP 2020*, one of the top conferences in computational linguistics, for its research excellence. Congratulations!


Giulia Rambelli, Emmanuele Chersoni, Alessandro Lenci, Philippe Blache and Chu-Ren Huang. 2020. Comparing Probabilistic, Distributional and Transformer-Based Models on Logical Metonymy Interpretation. AACL-IJCNLP 2020* Best Paper.


*AACL-IJCNLP 2020 is the abbreviation of “The 1st Conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 10th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing”.