Profile

Yoad Winter's work studies the communicative import of natural language, especially logical meaning and its cognitive aspects. He has worked on a variety of topics in theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and natural language processing. Until 2009 Winter was an associate professor of Computer Science at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. In 2010-2014 he was an associate professor at Utrecht University, and the leader of the NWO VICI program “Between language and common sense” (1.5 million Euro’s), which integrates knowledge from cognitive science with state-of-the-art research in formal semantics. In 2014 he was appointed professor in computational semantics and AI at Utrecht University. Winter is in the editorial boards of some principal linguistic journals, including Linguistics and PhilosophyLinguistic InquiryJournal of Semantics and Semantics and Pragmatics

At Utrecht University, Winter lectures in the Linguistics program (BA and MA) and the Artificial Intelligence program (BA and MSc).

 

Selected publications :

Y. Winter: Flexibility Principles in Boolean Semantics. MIT Press, 2001.

Y. Winter: Elements of Formal Semantics. To appear in Edinburgh University Press, 2016.

J. Zwarts and Y. Winter: "Vector space semantics: a modeltheoretic analysis of locative prepositions", Journal of Logic, Language and Information 9 (2000): 171-213.

R. Bekkerman, R. El-Yaniv, N. Tishby and Y. Winter: “Distributional Word Clusters vs. Words for Text Categorization”. Journal of Machine Learning Research 3 (2003):1183-1208.

Y. Winter: “On the grammar of a Senegalese Drum Language”, Language, 9.3 (2014): 644-668.

 

For further details see Yoad Winter's webpage: http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad

Strategic themes / Focus areas
Involved in the following study programme(s)
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For full list see Yoad Winter's webpage: http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad

All publications
  2015 - Book parts / chapters
Vinter Seggev, Y.S. & Scha, Remko (2015). Plurals. In Shalom Lappin & Chris Fox (Eds.), The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory (pp. 77-113). Blackwell-Wiley.
  2015 - Articles
Mador-Haim, Sela & Vinter Seggev, Y.S. (2015). Far from obvious: the semantics of locative indefinites. Linguistics and philosophy, 38 (5), (pp. 437-476).
  2015 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Vinter Seggev, Y.S. (2015). Proto-predicates and the Lexical Origins of Reciprocity. 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris paper presented at the 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP), October 8-10, 2015..
  2014 - Articles
Winter, Yoad (2014). On the grammar of a Senegalese Drum Language. Language, 90 (3), (pp. 644-668).
  2014 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Toledo, Assaf, Alexandropoulou, Stavroula, Chesney, Sophie, Grimm, Robert, Kokke, Pepijn, Kruit, Benno, Neophytou, Kyriaki, Nguyen, Antony & Winter, Yoad (2014). A Proof-Based Annotation Platform of Textual Entailment. In Harry Bunt (Eds.), Proceedings 10th Joint ISO - ACL SIGSEM Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (pp. 21) (24 p.). Proceedings 10th Joint ISO - ACL SIGSEM Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation, May 26, 2014 Reykjavik, Iceland.
de Groote, Philippe & Winter, Yoad (2014). A type-logical account of quantification in event semantics. Proceedings Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 11 (LENLS11), 22-24 November, Keio University
Alexandropoulou, Stavroula, Chesney, Sophie, Grimm, Robert, Kokke, Pepijn, Kruit, Benno, Neophytou, Kyriaki, Nguyen, Antony & Winter, Yoad (2014). Annotating by Proving using SemAnTE. Proceedings of the Demonstrations at the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 77-80) (4 p.). Association for Computational Linguistics.
Poortman, Eva, Grimm, Robert, Lee, Choonkyu & Winter, Yoad (29.10.2014). Evidence for non-existential readings of locative indefinites. In Todd Snider, Sarah D'Antonio & Mia Weigand (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, held at New York University, May 30 - June 1, 2014 (pp. 197-212) (16 p.). New York.
  2014 - Paper
Winter, Yoad (2014). The intersectivity of distal PP modifiers. Paper presented at the 30th annual meeting of {\em Israeli Association of Theoretical Linguistics (IATL), Beer-Sheva, Israel, October 20-21, 2014..
Winter, Yoad (2014). The vector-based semantics of distal PP modification. paper presented at the International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication, perspectives on spatial cognition, 12-13 September 2014, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia..
  2013 - Lectures
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (19.12.2013) Reciprocal Quantifiers and Concept-Sensitive Reasoning
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (16.12.2013) Saussurean signs and Davidsonian events in a Muskens-style grammar
  2012 - Lectures
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (17.10.2012) Event Orientated Adnominals and Compositionality
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (31.10.2012) Semantic Annotation for Textual Entailment Recognition
  2011 - Lectures
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (08.11.2011) Adjectives and the event semantics of nominals: Events across categories
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (08.09.2011) Event semantics and Abstract Categorial Grammar
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (20.12.2011) Implicit Arguments: Event Modification or Option Type Categories?
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (08.09.2011) On the event semantics of nominals - the one-argument hypothesis
  2009 - Lectures
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (05.11.2009) Binding without Identity
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (25.09.2009) Binding without identity: Reference by proxy and the functional semantics of pronouns
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (01.01.2009) The semantics of adjectives
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (10.03.2009) Typicality effects and the logic of reciprocity
  2008 - Lectures
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (13.05.2008) Common sense reasoning and natural language semantics
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (08.04.2008) Incorporation with PP complements
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (18.10.2008) Multiple coordination: recursion in the syntax-semantics interface
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (03.07.2008) Skolem Functions in Linguistics
  2005 - Lectures
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (07.01.2005) Bare predicate nominals at the syntax-semantics interface: evidence from Dutch
  2004 - Lectures
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (01.11.2004) Properties and types and the interpretation of predicate nominals
  1998 - Lectures
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (10.05.1998) Atom predicates and set predicates: towards a general theory of plural quantification
Y.S. Vinter Seggev (18.09.1998) Characterizing semantic number
  0 - Lectures
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () African Drum Languages
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Between logic and common sense: word meaning and sentence meaning in natural language
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Binding without Identity: reference by proxy and the functional semantics of pronouns
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Binding without identity: towards a unified semantics for bound and exempt anaphors
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Events in Purely Semantic Slots: On Quantifier Scope and Argument Structure in ACG
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Language-Music Contact in Drum Communication of Wolof Griots
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () On the formal pragmatics of reciprocals
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Paris Conf
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Relational concepts and the logic of reciprocity
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Senegalese Drum Communication
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Syntactic vs. Semantic Knowledge for Supervised Learning of Textual Entailment Recognition
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Towards a Saussurean Grammar of Signs: Modeltheoretic Phonology and Hypothetical Reasoning
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Towards a Saussurean Grammar of Signs: Modeltheoretic Phonology and Hypothetical Reasoning
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () What neutralizes a positive?
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () What neutralizes the positive?
  0 - Editorial activity
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Corner editor (Language and Computation),
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Journal of logic and computation
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Journal of semantics
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Journal of semantics
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Journal of semantics
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Journal of semantics
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Linguistic inquiry
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Linguistic inquiry
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Linguistic inquiry
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Linguistic inquiry
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Linguistics and philosophy
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Linguistics and philosophy
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Linguistics and philosophy
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Linguistics and philosophy
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Research on Language and Computation
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Research on Language and Computation
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Semantics and Pragmatics
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Semantics and Pragmatics
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Semantics and Pragmatics
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Semantics and Pragmatics
  0 - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Associate Editor, tijdschrift Research on Language and Computation
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Habilitation committee Dr. Alda Mari
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Lid editorial board, tijdschrift Linguistics and Philosophy
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () Lid editorial board, tijdschrift Semantics and Pragmatics
Y.S. Vinter Seggev () review of NWO VIDI proposal
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see Yoad Winter's webpage: http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad

Completed projects

Project:
Between Logic and Common Sense: The Formal Semantics of Words 01.10.2010 to 30.09.2015
General project description
Five year research program, supported by an NWO Vici grant 
Principal investigator: Yoad Winter

 
Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
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Currently prof. dr. Yoad Vinter Seggev teaches the following course(s):
CodeDescriptionF/PLevelECTS
TLRMV16109 Tlc-Empirical Approaches to Formal Seman V M 5.0
KI3V12014 Semantics V 3 7.5
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The Netherlands
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