See you in 2025!

The Third Workshop on Processing and Evaluating Event Representations (PEER2024) will be held on March 29, 2024 at Cornell University. The workshop aims to bring together researchers working on computational models of incremental language understanding with researchers working on event semantics from both a computational and experimental perspective. Presentations will focus on a variety of questions in this domain: (a) what symbolic and continuous representations are necessary for capturing different aspects of linguistic meaning?; (b) how do we determine the psycholinguistic validity of such representations to better understand incremental processing in humans?; and (c) how might the psycholinguistically valid representations be deployed during incremental language processing? Special focus is placed on meaning representations that take the concept of an event as a core organizing principle.

The workshop is sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor. Its broader goals are to build collaborations among researchers in Western and Central New York and to provide a platform for giving feedback to student researchers.

Keynote Speakers

Noortje Venhuizen
Noortje Venhuizen
Department of Cognitive Science & AI
Tilburg University
Anna Papafragou
Anna Papafragou
Department of Linguistics
University of Pennsylvania


The workshop will be located at Cornell University’s Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art (Directions). Virtual talks will be broadcast via zoom to in-person participants.

Participation via zoom is by invitation only. Requests for a virtual participation invitation can be made using the registration link below.


There is no cost for participation in the workshop, but if you plan to attend, we ask that you register as soon as possible to help us plan the food.


Time Event Presenter
08:30-09:30 Breakfast (Johnson Museum)
09:30-9:40 Opening Remarks (Johnson Museum)
9:40-10:40 Keynote: Expectation-based Semantics in Language Comprehension Noortje Venhuizen
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break (Johnson Museum)
11:00-11:20 Generating event descriptions with syntactic and semantic constraints Angela Cao
11:20-11:40 Situating phonological phenomena within events John Starr
11:40-12:00 Reasoning about propositional attitude reports in Bayesian dynamic semantics Julian Grove
12:00-13:00 Lunch (Morrill 106)
13:00-13:20 Are Triggers All You Need for Document-Level Event Extraction? Shaden Shaar
13:20-13:40 Causality in Hate Speech Kaelyn Lamp
13:40-14:00 Event-Keyed Summarization William Gantt
14:00-14:20 Coffee Break (Johnson Museum)
14:20-14:40 FAMuS: Frames Across Multiple Sources Alexander Martin
14:40-15:00 Probing Representations for Document-level Event Extraction Barry Wang
15:00-15:20 Enhancing Language Model Representations with Attributed Network Embeddings Jacob Matthews
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break (Johnson Museum)
15:40-16:40 Keynote: Events and objects in mind and language Anna Papafragou
16:40-17:00 Closing Remarks (Johnson Museum)


Aaron Steven White
Aaron Steven White
Department of Linguistics
University of Rochester
Marten van Schijndel
Marten van Schijndel
Department of Linguistics
Cornell University


Land Acknowledgement

This land acknowledgement is a first step in explicitly recognizing sovereignty and the ongoing history of dispossession of Indigenous peoples.

Since location is core to our identity, in name and in practice, the CNY Humanities Corridor acknowledges, with respect, that our 11-institution consortium spans the ancestral lands and waterways of the Haudenosaunee people. Corridor partnerships take place on lands of the nations of the sovereign Haudenosaunee Confederacy, founded at least 1,000 years ago at Onondaga Lake. Central New York remains home to the Haudenosaunee: we acknowledge the ongoing history of dispossession across the Confederacy, and are grateful to live, work, and share ideas on these lands.