I have recently defended my PhD thesis on aspect and multiple prefixation in Russian (supervised by Laura Kallmeyer and Hana Filip). I my dissertation, I have addressed both theoretical and computational problems of verbal prefixation and aspect. The main goal was to provide semantics for verbal affixes and construct morphology-semantics interface in such way that both the existence and the aspect of a given combination of affixes with the stem (in the non-lexicalized domain) could be predicted. I have developed (and partially implemented) a system that predicts the existence, semantics, and properties of complex verbs using basic morphological, syntactic, and semantic principles. My next goal is to extend the system with a computational pragmatics part that will allow to obtain final semantic representations and filter out some results generated by the other modules.
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