Yoad Winter, born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1966. Ph.D. from Utrecht University. Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
Fellow (1 September 2006 – 30 June 2007)
ADJECTIVAL MODIFICATION: RECIPROCALS AND MORPHOLOGICAL DISAMBIGUATION
I completed three research projects and started two new lines of research programs. The projects I completed, in collaboration with colleagues and students, addressed: (i) A unified model for the automatic identification of word-segments and their parts-of-speech in Hebrew and Arabic; (ii) The semantics of extensional and intensional phenomena; (iii) The effects of the semantics of indefinite descriptions on quantificational variability with prepositions. The two new lines of research that I initiated this year address: (iv) the relationships between logical semantics and prototype theory in cognitive psychology; and (v) the nature of recursion in semantic processes of human languages. The results of these projects were or will soon be presented in one accepted journal article, two other journal articles (in preparation), four conference papers and fifteen invited and selected presentations in international forums. In addition to the scientific activities, I also gave a NIAS salon on modern Hebrew poetry and wrote an essay on this subject that has appeared in the NIAS newsletter.