Philosophy's Scott Weinstein Receives the 2020 Association for Computational Linguistics Test-of-Time Award

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Scott Weinstein, Professor of Philosophy, received the 2020 Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Test-of-Time Award for "Centering: A Framework for Modeling the Local Coherence of Discourse," a paper he coauthored with the late Aravind Joshi, formerly the Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science at Penn, and Barbara Grosz of Harvard University. The article, which was published in Computational Linguistics in June 1995, examines relationships among focus of attention, choice of referring expression, and perceived coherence of utterances within a discourse segment.

Weinstein's research interests include logic, the philosophy of mathematics, and cognitive science. He holds secondary appointments in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Department of Mathematics and is a member of the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science and the Logic and Computation Group.

Each year, the ACL Test-of-Time awards recognize up to four papers for their lasting impact on the computational linguistics field: two papers from 25 years earlier, and two papers from 10 years earlier.

Read the full announcement here.

Read our OMNIA article, Truth, Math, and Philosophy, which features Weinstein, here.

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