Computational modeling of semantic change Tutorial at EACL 2024


The Computational modelling of semantic change Tutorial will be hosted by EACL 2024 and will take place in Malta on the 21st of March 2024.

Mar 21, 2024 9:00 AM — 5:30 PM
Corinthia St. George’s Bay Hotel, Fortress 1 Ballroom (Level -1)

This tutorial provides an overview of current approaches, problems and challenges in the detection of lexical semantic change. At its core, computational modelling of semantic change consists of the following:

  • Modelling word meaning, typically using unsupervised methods applied to diachronic corpora;
  • modelling meaning change, based on the results of the above; and
  • evaluation.

The tutorial will provide an introduction to lexical semantic change and an overview of the resources available (corpora, pre-trained diachronic models and data sets). We will highlight issues related to the creation and use of diachronic corpora and different procedures for annotating data. We will then present the current state of the art in automatic detection of LSC, provide a hands-on section on available systems and tools, and open the floor for discussion on possible applications.

08.00-Registration (Conference Center Registration Desk - Level 0)
09.00-10.30Introduction to Semantic Change and Computational modeling
09.00-09.20IntroductionHaim Dubossarskyslides
09.20-10.30Linguistic theory on semantic changeStefano De Pascaleslides
10.30-11.00Coffee Break
11.00-12.30Evaluation: Tasks, benchmarks, and measurements of Lexical Semantic Change
11.00-11.25Computational approaches to SemanticsPierluigi Cassottislides
11.25-11.40Human annotation of Lexical Semantic ChangePierluigi Cassottislides
11.40-11.45DURel Annotation ToolDominik SchlechtwegDURel
11.45-12.30Partisan and ad-hoc approachesHaim Dubossarskyslides
12.30-14.00Lunch Break
14.00-15.30Models for Lexical Semantic Change Detection
14.00-15.00Computational models for Lexical Semantic ChangeFrancesco Peritislides
15.00-15.30Static Embedding and Temporal AlignmentHaim Dubossarskyslides
15.30-16.00Coffee Break
16.00-16.30Advanced Contextualized ModelsPierluigi Cassottislides
16.30-17.00Insights and ApplicationHaim Dubossarskyslides
17.00-17.30Hands-onPierluigi Cassottislides