The Flow Machines team organizes a workshop about creativity and universality in language.
- Creativity and Universality in Language: Location
- Workshop Creativity and Universality in Language: Background
- Complexity and universality of long-range word order in human language, M. Montemurro
- Creativity and Authorship Attribution at small scales. A case: Montale’s Diario Postumo, M. Degli Esposti
- Detection of computer generated publications in scientific literature, C. Labbé
- Fixed Form Poetry : a Challenge for Flow-Machines, J-F. Perrot
- Fluctuations, Self-Similarity, and Universality in Music, T. Geisel
- MaxOrder: controlling plagiarism in finite-length Markov sequences, F. Pachet et al.
- Natural Language Processing versus Creative Domain Processes: Tools and Techniques, F. Celli
- Packing Narrative Worlds into Sequential Discourses: Modelling the Linearization of Experience in Literary Texts, P. Gervas
- Quantifying knowledge evolution in online media : automated narratives with phylomemies, D. Chavalarias
- Regularization in language learning and change, J. Pierrehumbert
- Symmetry, universality and mechanisms of propagation in language change, R. Blythe
- Triggering novelties and innovation in human activities, V. Loreto
- Universality and Creativity in Language: Author profiling and Irony, P. Rosso
- Universality and fluctuations in word frequencies, E. Altmann
- What about meaning? L. Steels
- Measuring Stylistic Traits in Texts, E. Stamatatos
- Workshop Creativity and Universality in Language: Organisation
- Workshop Creativity and Universality in Language: Poster Session
- Workshop Creativity and Universality in Language: Gallery
- Workshop Creativity and Universality in Language: Program
This workshop will gather prominent specialists in mathematical physics, linguistics and computer science. During 2.5 days we will seek for possible convergence between different viewpoints on the study of universal features in language.
WHEN: 18-20 June 2014
WHERE: Central Tower, Last Floor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu 75252 – Paris
WHAT: How can we characterize originality and innovation in authors, composers, or performers ? How can we reveal universal features of language? The aim of this workshop is to address these questions by confronting different quantitative approaches to characterize originality and universality in language. Many methods have been developed recently with great success to address the traditional problems of authorship attribution and document classification. These results provide insights on how to quantify the unique features of authors, composers, and styles. Such features contrast, and are restricted by, universal signatures, such as scaling laws in word-frequency distribution, entropy measures, long-range correlations, among others. This interplay between innovation and universality is also an essential ingredient of methods for automatic text generation. On a social scale, innovations in language become relevant when they are imitated and spread to other speakers. Modern digital databases provide new opportunities to characterize and model the creation and evolution of linguistic innovations on historical time scales, a particularly important instance of the general problem of spreading of innovations in complex social systems. This multidisciplinary workshop will combine scientists from different backgrounds interested in quantitative analysis of variations (synchronic and diachronic) in language. The aim is to obtain a deeper understanding of how originality emerges, can be quantified, and propagates.