me

About me

2015-present | Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Scientific Staff) - Department of Language Science and Technology, Saarland University

2011-2015 | PhD in Computational Semantics - CLCG, University of Groningen

2009-2011 | MSc in Logic - ILLC, University of Amsterdam

2006-2009 | BSc in Artificial Intelligence - Utrecht University

Contact | Department of Language Science and Technology (FR 4.7)
Saarland University, Bldg C7.1, Room 1.19, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Email | njvenhuizen at gmail dot com

Publications

Journal Articles

Venhuizen, N.J., Bos, J., Hendriks, P., and Brouwer, H. (to appear). Discourse Semantics with Information Structure. Journal of Semantics.

Brouwer, H., Crocker M. W., Venhuizen, N. J., and Hoeks, J. C. J. (2017). A Neurocomputational Model of the N400 and the P600 in Language Processing. Cognitive Science, 41: 1318-1352. doi:10.1111/cogs.12461 [PDF] [BibTeX]

Book Chapters

Bos, J., Basile, V., Evang, K., Venhuizen, N. J., and Bjerva, J. (2017) The Groningen Meaning Bank. In Ide, N. and Pustejovsky, J. (eds.), Handbook of Linguistic Annotation, pp. 463-496. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht. [PDF] [BibTeX]

Brouwer, H., Crocker, M. W., and Venhuizen, N. J. (2017). Neural Semantics. In: Wieling, M., Kroon, M., van Noord, G., and Bouma, G. (eds.), From Semantics to Dialectometry: Festschrift for John Nerbonne, pp. 75-83. College Publications. [PDF] [BibTeX]

Conference Proceedings

Venhuizen, N.J., Bos, J., Hendriks, P., and Brouwer, H. (2014). How and Why Conventional Implicatures Project. In Todd Snider et al. (eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 24, pp. 63-83, New York, USA. [PDF] [BibTeX]

Venhuizen, N. J. and Brouwer, H. (2014). PDRT-SANDBOX: An implementation of Projective Discourse Representation Theory. In Verena Rieser and Philippe Muller (eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial-DialWatt 2014), pp. 249-251, September 1-3, Edinburgh, Scotland. [PDF] [BibTeX]

Venhuizen, N.J., Bos, J. and Brouwer, H. (2013). Parsimonious Semantic Representations with Projection Pointers. In Katrin Erk and Alexander Koller (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS'13) -- Long Papers, pp. 252-263, Potsdam, Germany. [PDF] [BibTeX]

Venhuizen, N.J., Basile, V., Evang, K. and Bos, J. (2013). Gamification for Word Sense Labeling. In Katrin Erk and Alexander Koller (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS'13) -- Short Papers , pp. 397-403, Potsdam, Germany. [PDF] [BibTeX]

Roelofsen, F., Venhuizen, N.J. and Weidman Sassoon, G. (2013). Positive and negative polar questions in discourse. In Emmanuel Chemla, Vincent Homer and Grégoire Winterstein (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17, pp. 455-472, Paris, France. [PDF] [BibTeX]

Basile, V., Bos, J., Evang, K. and Venhuizen, N.J. (2012). UGroningen: Negation detection with Discourse Representation Structures. In Eneko Agirre, Johan Bos and Mona Diab (eds.), Proceedings of the First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM'12), pp. 301-309, Montréal, Canada. [PDF] [BibTeX]

Basile, V., Bos, J., Evang, K. and Venhuizen, N.J. (2012). Developing a large semantically annotated corpus. In Nicoletta Calzolari et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12), pp. 3196-3200, Istanbul, Turkey. [PDF] [BibTeX]

Basile, V., Bos, J., Evang, K. and Venhuizen, N.J. (2012). A platform for collaborative semantic annotation. In Frédérique Segond (ed.), Proceedings of the Demonstrations at the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL'12), pp. 92-96, Avignon, France. [PDF] [BibTeX]

PhD Thesis

Venhuizen, N.J. (2015). Projection in Discourse: A data-driven formal semantic analysis. PhD thesis, University of Groningen. (Supervisors: Prof. dr. J. Bos and Prof. dr. P. Hendriks; Jury: Prof. dr. N. M. Asher, Prof. dr. J. Hoeksema, and Prof. dr. R. A. van der Sandt; Opposition: Prof. dr. L. B. W. Geurts, Prof. dr. J. A. W. Kamp, dr. E. Maier, and dr. H. W. Zeevat) [PDF] [Propositions] [BibTeX]

Master's Thesis

Venhuizen, N.J. (2011). Negation in Questions. Master's Thesis, ILLC, University of Amsterdam. (Supervisors: dr. Floris Roelofsen and dr. Galit Weidman Sassoon) [PDF]

Presentations

For a full list of talks, please ask for my résumé.

Recent talks

Brouwer, H., Venhuizen, N. J., and Crocker, M. (2016). The Electrophysiology of Language Comprehension: A Neurocomputational Model. Talk presented at the International Conference on Language and Perception, June 13-16, Trondheim, Norway.

Venhuizen, N. J., Brouwer, H. and Crocker, M. (2016). When the food arrives before the menu: Modeling Event-driven Surprisal in Language Comprehension. Talk presented at the Pre-CUNY Workshop on Events in Language and Cognition (ELC 2016), March 2, Gainesville, FL, USA.

Venhuizen, N. J. (2016). Projection in Discourse: A data-driven formal semantic analysis. Invited talk presented at the 5th Polymnie meeting, February 4-5, LORIA, Nancy, France.

Venhuizen, N. J. (2015). Projective Discourse Representation Theory. Invited talk presented at the Semantics and Pragmatics Colloquium, December 8, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Venhuizen, N. J. (2015). Data-driven Formal Semantics. Talk presented at the Workshop Projection in Discourse: from formal to data-driven approaches, November 27, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Venhuizen, N. J. and Basile, V. (2015). Generating Genitive Alternation using Projective Discourse Representation Theory. Talk presented at the 36th TABU Dag, June 4-5, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Venhuizen, N. J., Bos, J., Hendriks, P. and Brouwer, H. (2015). Differentiating projection phenomena in a unified semantic framework. Talk presented at the workshop Redrawing Pragmasemantic Borders, March 19, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Posters

Brouwer, H., Venhuizen, N. J. and Crocker, M. (2016). The Electrophysiology of Language Comprehension: A Neurocomputational Model. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS 2016), April 2-5, New York, NY, USA. [Abstract] [Poster]

Venhuizen, N. J. and Brouwer, H. (2014). PDRT-SANDBOX: Implementing Projective Discourse Representation Theory. Poster presented at the 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial-DialWatt 2014), September 1-3, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Poster]

Venhuizen, N. J., Bos, J., Hendriks, P., and Brouwer, H. (2014). How and Why Conventional Implicatures Project. Poster presented at the 24rd Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference (SALT 24), May 30-June 1, New York University, New York, USA. [Abstract] [Poster]

Venhuizen, N.J., Basile, V., Evang, K. and Bos, J. (2013). Gamification for Word Sense Labeling. Poster presented at the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS'13), March 19-22, Potsdam, Germany. [Poster]

Basile, V., Bos, J., Evang, K. and Venhuizen, N.J. (2013). Wordrobe: using Games with a Purpose for Linguistic Annotation. Poster presented at the 23rd Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN 2013), January 18, Enschede, the Netherlands. [Abstract] [Poster]

Basile, V., Bos, J., Evang, K. and Venhuizen, N.J. (2012). Creating a semantically annotated corpus based on Discourse Representation Theory. Poster presented at the 22nd Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN 2012), January 20, Tilburg, the Netherlands. [Abstract] [Poster]

Projects

Groningen Meaning Bank: A large corpus of public domain texts annotated with semantic representations based on (Projective) Discourse Representation Theory (in collaboration with J. Bos, V. Basile, K. Evang, and J. Bjerva).

Wordrobe: A collection of linguistic 'games with a purpose', including games on word senses, co-reference resolution, named entities, animacy, and information structure (in collaboration with J. Bos, V. Basile, K. Evang, and J. Bjerva).

Software

PDRT-SANDBOX: A Haskell NLP library implementing (Projective) Discourse Representation Theory (in collaboration with H. Brouwer).