Something wicked this way comes: Analyzing language variation and change with MacBERTh


This presentation demonstrates how MacBERTh may help researchers to (i) access and (ii) analyse the functional-semantic information encoded in linguistic corpus data in a (semi-)automatic way. More specifically, after surveying the performance of the model on general downstream NLP tasks, we home in on a specific case study in morphosyntactic variation in English ing-forms.

May 10, 2022 2:15 PM — 4:00 PM
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany