Alex Lascarides

Publications

Books

  1. Stenning, K., A. Lascarides and J. Calder (2006) Introduction to Cognition and Communication, MIT Press.

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  2. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (2003) Logics of Conversation, Cambridge University Press.

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Journal Articles

  1. Alahverdzhieva, K., A. Lascarides and D. Flickinger (in press) Aligning Speech and Co-speech Gesture in a Constraint-based Grammar, to appear in Journal of Language Modelling.

  2. Cadilhac, A., N. Asher, A. Lascarides and F. Benamara (2015) Preference change, in Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 24(3), pp267--288.

  3. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (2013) Strategic Conversation, Semantics and Pragmatics, 6, 2:1--62.

  4. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (2011) Reasoning Dynamically about What One Says, Synthese, 183(1), pp5--31, Kluwer Academic Press.

  5. Lascarides, A. and M. Stone (2009) Discourse Coherence and Gesture Interpretation, Gesture, 9(2), pp147--180, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

  6. Lascarides, A. and M. Stone (2009) A Formal Semantic Analaysis of Gesture, Journal of Semantics, 26(4), pp393--449, Oxford University Press.

  7. Lascarides, A. and N. Asher (2009) Agreement, Disputes and Commitments in Dialogue, Journal of Semantics, 26(2), pp109--158.

  8. Sporleder, C. and A. Lascarides (2008) Using Automatically Labelled Examples to Classify Rhetorical Relations: An Assessment, Natural Language Engineering, 14(3) pp369--416.

  9. Lapata, M. and A. Lascarides (2006) Learning Sentence-internal Temporal Relations, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 27, pp85--117.

  10. Grover, C., M. Lapata and A. Lascarides (2005) A Comparison of Parsing Technologies for the Biomedical Domain, Jounal of Natural Language Engineering, 11(1), pp25--65.

  11. Lapata, M. and A. Lascarides (2003) A Probabilisitic Account of Logical Metonymy, Computational Linguistics, 29(2), pp263--317.

  12. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (2001) Indirect Speech Acts, Synthese, 128(1--2), pp183--228, Kluwer Academic Press.

  13. Lascarides, A. and A. Copestake (1999) Default Representation in Constraint-based Frameworks, Computational Linguistics, 25(1), pp55-105, MIT Press.

  14. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (1998) The Semantics and Pragmatics of Presupposition, Journal of Semantics, 15, pp239-299, Oxford University Press.

  15. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (1998) Bridging, Journal of Semantics, 15(1), pp83-113, Oxford University Press.

  16. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (1998) Questions in Dialogue, Linguistics and Philosophy, 23(2), pp237-309, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  17. Lascarides, A. and A. Copestake (1998) Pragmatics and Word Meaning, Journal of Linguistics, 34(2), pp387-414, Cambridge University Press.

  18. Lascarides, A., E. J. Briscoe, N. Asher, and A. Copestake, (1996) Order Independent Persistent Typed Default Unification, Linguistics and Philosophy, 19(1), pp1-89, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  19. Lascarides, A., A. Copestake, and E. J. Briscoe, (1996) Ambiguity and Coherence, Journal of Semantics, 13(1), pp41-65, Oxford University Press.

  20. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides, (1995) Lexical Disambiguation in a Discourse Context, Journal of Semantics, 12(1), pp69-108, Oxford University Press.

  21. Lascarides, A. and N. Asher (1993) Temporal Interpretation, Discourse Relations and Commonsense Entailment, Linguistics and Philosophy, 16(5), pp437-493, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Holland.

  22. Lascarides, A. and J. Oberlander, (1993) Temporal Coherence and Defeasible Knowledge, Theoretical Linguistics, 19(1), pp1--35, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.

  23. Lascarides, A. (1992) Knowledge, Causality and Temporal Representation, Linguistics, 30(5), pp941-973, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.

  24. Lascarides, A. (1991) The Progressive and the Imperfective Paradox, synthese, 87(6), pp401-447, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Holland.

Book Chapters

  1. Bender, E. and A. Lascarides (2013) On Modeling Scope of Inflectional Negation, in P. Hofmeister and Elisabeth Norcliffe (eds.), The Core and the Periphery: Data Driven Perspectives on Syntax inspired by Ivan A.\ Sag, pages 101--124, CSLI Publications.

  2. Lascarides, A. and N. Asher (2007) Segmented Discourse Representation Theory: Dynamic Semantics with Discourse Structure, in H. Bunt and R. Muskens (eds.) Computing Meaning: Volume 3, pp87--124, Springer.

  3. Lascarides, A. and N. Asher (2004) Imperatives in Dialogue, in P. Kuehnlein, H. Rieser and H. Zeevat (eds.) The Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue for the New Millenium, Benjamins.

  4. Schlangen, D. and A. Lascarides (2003) A Compositional and Constraint-Based Approach to Non-Sentential Utterances, in Muller, S. (ed.) The Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, pp. 380--390, CSLI Publications.

  5. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (2001) The Semantics and Pragmatics of Metaphor, in Bouillon, P. and F. Busa (eds.) The Language of Word Meaning, Cambridge University Press, pp262--289..

  6. Oberlander, J. and A. Lascarides, (2000) Laconic Discourses and Total Eclipses: Abduction in DICE, in Harry Bunt and William Black (eds.), Abduction, Beliefs and Context: Studies in Computational Pragmatics, pp391--412, John Benjamins, London.

  7. Briscoe, E. J., A. Copestake, and A. Lascarides, (1995) Blocking, in St. Dizier, P. and Viegas, E. Computational Lexical Semantics, pp273--302, Cambridge University Press.

  8. Lascarides, A. and J. Oberlander, (1992) Abducing Temporal Discourse, in Dale, R., Hovy, E., Rosner, D. and Stock, O. (eds.) Aspects of Automated Natural Language Generation, pp167--182, Springer Verlag.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Hristov, Y, S. Penkov, A. Lascarides and S. Ramamoorthy (2017) Grounding Symbols in Multimodal Instructions, Proceedings of the ACL workshop on Language Grounding for Robotics, Vancouver, Canada.

  2. Dobre, M. and A. Lascarides (2017), Exploiting Action Categories in Learning Complex Games, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Intelligent Systems, London. Best paper award.

  3. Dobre, M. and A. Lascarides (2017), Combining a Mixture of Experts with Transfer Learning in Complex Games, Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium: Learning from Observation of Humans, Stanford

  4. Keizer, S., M. Guhe, H. Cuayahuitl, I. Efstathiou, K. Engelbrecht, M. Dobre, A. Lascarides and O. Lemon (2017), Evaluating Persuasion Strategies and Deep Reinforcement Learning methods for Negotiation Dialogue Agents Proceedings of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), pages 480--484, Valencia, Spain.

  5. Schloeder, J. and A. Lascarides (2015) Interpreting English Pitch Countours in Context, Proceedings of the 19th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), pages 131--139, Gothenburg, Sweden

  6. Dobre, M. and A. Lascarides (2015) Online Learning and Mining Human Play in Complex Games, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Games (CIG), Tainan, Taiwan.

  7. Hunter, J., N. Asher and A. Lascarides (2015) Integrating Non-Linguistic Events and Discourse Structure, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), pages 184--194, London.

  8. Perret, J., S. Afantenos, N. Asher and A. Lascarides (2014) Revealing Resources in Strategic Contexts, Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), pages 135--144, Edinburgh.

  9. Guhe, M. and A. Lascarides (2014) Persuasion in Complex Games, Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), pages 62--70, Edinburgh

  10. Guhe, M. and A. Lascarides (2014) The Effectiveness of Persuasion in The Settlers of Catan, Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Games (CIG), pp. 25--32, Dortmund.

  11. Guhe, M. and A. Lascarides (2014) Game Strategies in The Settlers of Catan, Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Games (CIG), pages 201--208, Dortmund.

  12. Guhe, M., A. Lascarides, K. O'Connor and V. Rieser (2013) Effects of Belief and Memory on Strategic Negotiation, Proceedings of the 17th Workshop on Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (DialDam), Amsterdam.

  13. Cadilhac, A., N. Asher, F. Benamara and A. Lascarides (2013) Grounding Strategic Conversation: Using negotiation dialogues to predict trades in a win-lose game, Proceedings of Empirical Methods in NLP (EMNLP), Melbourne.

  14. Afantenos, S., N. Asher, F. Benamara, A. Cadilhac, C. D'egremont, P. Denis, M. Guhe, S. Keizer, A. Lascarides, O. Lemon, P. Muller, S. Paul, V. Rieser and L. Vieu, (2012) Developing a corpus of strategic conversation in The Settlers of Catan, in Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Games and NLP

  15. Afantenos, S., N. Asher, F. Benamara, A. Cadilhac, C. Degremont, P. Denis, M. Guhe, S. Keizer, A. Lascarides, O. Lemon, P. Muller, S. Paul, V. Popescu, V. Rieser and L. Vieu (2012) Modelling Strategic Conversation: model, annotation design and corpus, Proceedings of 16th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Seinedial), Paris.

  16. Asher, N., A. Lascarides, O. Lemon, M. Guhe, V. Rieser, P. Muller, S. Afantenos, F. Benamara, L. Vieu, P. Denis, S. Paul, S. Keizer, and C. Degremont (2012) Modelling Strategic Conversation: the STAC Project, Proceedings of 16th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Seinedial), Paris.

  17. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (2012) A Cognitive Model of Conversation, Proceedings of 16th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Seinedial), Paris.

  18. Guhe, M. and A. Lascarides (2012) Trading in a Multiplayer Board Game: Towards an Analsyis of Non-Cooperative Dialogue, Proceedings of Cognitive Science, Tokyo.

  19. Alahverdzhieva, K. D. Flickinger and A. Lascarides (2012) Multimodal Grammar Implementation, Proceedings of NAACL-HLT, Montreal.

  20. Alahverdzhieva, K. and A. Lascarides (2011) An HPSG Approach to Synchronous Deixis and Speech, in Stefan Muller (ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Head-Driven Phase Structure Grammar (HPSG), pages 6--24, Seattle.

  21. Alahverdzhieva, K. and A. Lascarides (2011) Semantic Composition of Multimdal Actions in Constraint-based Grammars, Proceedings of CID 2011, Agay-Roches Rouges, Var, France.

  22. Cadilhac, A., N. Asher, F. Benamara and A. Lascarides (2011) Commitments to Preferences in Dialogue, Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2011, Portland OR.

  23. Alahverdzhieva, K. and A. Lascarides (2011) Integration of Speech and Gesture in a Multimodal Grammar, Proceedings of TALN 2011, Montpelier.

  24. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (2010) Reasoning Dynamically about What One Says, Proceedings of the Workshop on Theories of Information Dynamics and Interaction and their Application to Dialogue, ESSLLI 2010, Copenhagen.

  25. Stone, M. and A. Lascarides (2010) Coherence and Rationality in Grounding, Proceedings of the 14th SEMDIAL Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, Poznan, pp51--58.

  26. Alahverdzhieva, K. and A. Lascarides (2010) A Grammar for Language and Co-verbal Gesture, Proceedings of the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS), Frankfurt.

  27. Alahverdzhieva, K. and A. Lascarides (2010) Analysing Language and Co-verbal Gesture in Constraint-based Grammars, in Stefan Muller (ed.), Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Head-Driven Phase Structure Grammar (HPSG), pp5--25, Paris.

  28. Asher, N., E. Bonzon and A. Lascarides (2010) Extracting and Modelling Preferences from Dialogue, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, Dortmund.

  29. Lascarides, A. and N. Asher (2009) The Interpretation of Questions in Dialogue, in A. Riester and T. Solstad (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 13, volume 5, SinSpeC. Working Papers of the SFB 732, University of Stuttgart, pp17--30.

  30. Koller, A. and A. Lascarides (2009) A Logic of Semantic Representations for Shallow Parsing, in Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), pp451--459, Athens.

  31. Lascarides, A. and N. Asher (2008) Agreement and Disputes in Dialogue, in Proceedings of the 9th SIGDIAL Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Columbus, pp29--36.

  32. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (2008) Commitments, Beliefs and Intentions in Dialogue, in Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Londial), London, pp35--42.

  33. Lascarides, A. and M. Stone (2006) Formal Semantics For Iconic Gesture, in Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Brandial), Potsdam.

  34. Sporleder, C. and A. Lascarides (2005) Exploiting Linguistic Cues to Classify Rhetorical Relations, in Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP), Bulgaria.

  35. Baldridge, J. and A. Lascarides (2005) Probabilistic Head-Driven Parsing for Discourse Structure, in Proceedings of the Ninth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNNL), Ann Arbor.

  36. Baldridge, J. and A. Lascarides (2005) Annotating Discourse Structure for Robust Semantic Interpretation, Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS), Tilberg The Netherlands.

  37. Sporleder, C. and A. Lascarides (2004) Combining Hierarchical Clustering and Machine Learning to Predict High-Level Discourse Structure, Proceedings of Coling 2004, pp.43--49.

  38. Lapata, M. and A. Lascarides (2004) Inferring Sentence-internal Temporal Relations, in Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the Assocation of Computational Linguistics (NAACL), pp153--160.

  39. Lapata, M. and A. Lascarides (2003) Detecting Novel Compounds: The Role of Distributional Evidence, in Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the European Chapter for the Association of Computational Linguistics (EACL2003), pp235--242.

  40. Schlangen, D. and A. Lascarides (2002) Resolving Fragments Using Discourse Information, Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (EDILOG), pp. 161--168, Edinburgh, September 2002.

  41. Grover, C., Klein, E., Lascarides, A. and Lapata, M. (2002) XML-Based NLP for Analysing and Annotating Medical Langauge, Proceedings of the Second Workshop on NLP and XML (NLPXML-02), Coling 2002, Taipei.

  42. Lascarides, A. (2001) Imperatives in Dialogue, Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (BI-DIALOG 2001), pp1--16, Bielefeld Germany, June 2001.

  43. Schlangen, D., A. Lascarides and A. Copestake, (2001) Resolving Underspecified using Discourse Information, Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (BI-DIALOG 2001), pp79--93, Bielefeld Germany, June 2001.

  44. Copestake, A., A. Lascarides and D. Flickinger (2001) An Algebra for Semantic Construction in Constraint-based Grammars, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL/EACL 2001), pp132--139, Toulouse, France.

  45. Grover, C. and A. Lascarides (2001) XML-based Data Preparation for Robust Deep Parsing, to appear in Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL/EACL 2001), pp252--259, Toulouse, France.

  46. Lascarides, A. and Asher, N. (1999) Cognitive States, Discourse Structure and the Content of Dialogue, in Proceedings to Amstelogue 1999, Amstelogue, March 1999.

  47. Copestake, A. and A. Lascarides (1997) Integrating Symbolic and Statistical Representations: The Lexicon Pragmatics Interface, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL97), Madrid, July 7th--12th 1997, pp136--143.

  48. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides (1996) Bridging, in R. van der Sandt, R. Blutner and M. Bierwisch (eds.), From Underspecification to Interpretation, Working Papers of the Institute for Logic and Linguistics. IBM Deutschland, Heidelberg.

  49. Lascarides, A. (1995) The Pragmatics of Word Meaning Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium Series: Representation and Acquisition of Lexical Knowledge: Polysemy, Ambiguity and Generativity, pp75--80, Stanford CA, March 1995.

  50. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides, (1995) Metaphor in Discourse, Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium Series: Representation and Acquisition of Lexical Knowledge: Polysemy, Ambiguity and Generativity, pp3--7, Stanford CA, March 1995.

  51. Lascarides, A., and A. Copestake, (1995) Pragmatics of Word Meaning, Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT5), April 1995, Austin Texas.

  52. Asher, N. and A. Lascarides, (1994) Intentions and Information in Discourse, in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL94), Las Cruces, USA, June 1994, pp34--41.

  53. Lascarides, A. and Asher, N. (1993) A Semantics and Pragmatics for the Pluperfect, in Proceedings of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL93), pp250--259, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

  54. Lascarides, A. and J. Oberlander, (1993) Temporal Connectives in a Discourse Context, in Proceedings of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL93), pp260--268, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Nominated for a best paper award.

  55. Blackburn, P. and A. Lascarides, (1992) Sorts and Operators for Temporal Semantics, Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium on Logic and Language, Budapest, Hungary, 1992.

  56. Lascarides, A., N. Asher, and J. Oberlander, (1992) Inferring Discourse Relations in Context, in Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL92), pp1--8, Delaware USA, June 1992.

  57. Oberlander, J. and A. Lascarides, (1992) Preventing False Temporal Implicatures: Interactive Defaults for Text Generation, in Proceedings of COLING92, pp721--727, Nantes France, July 1992.

  58. Lascarides, A. and N. Asher, (1991) Discourse Relations and Defeasible Knowledge, in Proceedings to the 29th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL91), pp55--63, Berkeley USA, June 1991.

  59. Oberlander, J. and A. Lascarides, (1991) Discourse Generation, Temporal Constraints and Defeasible Reasoning, in Proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium on Discourse Structure in Interpretation and Generation, Asilomar, California, November 1991.