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Round table "Time and Language" in Genoa
The round table Time and Language, organized by Tommaso Caselli (VUA, Amsterdam) and Rachele Sprugnoli (FBK), will be held on Thursday, October 30th, as part of "Festival della Scienza" in Genoa.
Time is a pervasive element of human life that is also reflected in the language. But how time is encoded in the various languages of the world? How long is an event? What happens if we want to teach a computer to reconstruct the temporal order of events in a text? The philosopher of language Andrea Bonomi, the linguist Pier Marco Bertinetto and the computational linguist Bernardo Magnini will answer these questions to reveal to the public the role that time has in the language and the challenges of technology in this field. Philosophy, linguistics and technology come together and introduce the public to the fascinating relationship between time and language.
Speakers: Pier Marco Bertinetto (Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa), Andrea Bonomi (University of Milano), Bernardo Magnini (FBK)