I am heading the Language Research unit at the Sony Computer Science Laboratories Paris and am one of the chief developers of Fluid Construction Grammar. Our mission is to shed new light on one of the most fascinating mysteries of humankind: language. How is it possible that children are able to master the complex structures of the world's languages so fast, and how are we able to process these structures so rapidly? How can humans possibly cope with all the variation and the dynamic changes observed in language usage? Through an 'understanding-by-building' approach, we try to answer these questions by developing experiments that combine techniques from computational linguistics, artificial intelligence and robotics.
Computational Construction Grammar for English
I am developing the world's first broad-coverage construction grammar for English that works for both comprehension and production. You can test the grammar at this webpage.
- van Trijp, Remi (2017). A Computational Construction Grammar for English The AAAI 2017 Spring Symposium on Computational Construction Grammar and Natural Language Understanding Technical Report, no. SS-17-02, pp. 266-273. Stanford: AAAI. [Official Ref]
- van Trijp, Remi (2016). Chopping Down the Syntax Tree: What Construction Can Do Instead. Belgian Journal of Linguistics, 30:15-38. [Official ref]
- van Trijp, Remi (2015). Cognitive vs. generative construction grammar: The case of coercion and argument structure. Cognitive Linguistics, 26(4):613-632. [Official Ref]
- van Trijp, Remi (2014). Long-Distance dependencies without filler-gaps: a cognitive-functional alternative in Fluid Construction Grammar. Language and Cognition, 6(2):242-270. [Official Ref]
- van Trijp, Remi (2013). Linguistic selection criteria for explaining language change: a case study on syncretism in German definite articles. Language Dynamics and Change, 3(1):105-132.
- van Trijp, Remi (2012). The evolution of case systems for marking event structure. In: Steels, Luc (ed.), Experiments in Cultural Language Evolution (pp. 169-205). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- van Trijp, Remi and Steels, Luc (2012). Multilevel alignment maintains language systematicity. Advances in Complex Systems 15(3-4).
For a full list of my publications, click here.