Artificial Intelligence (AI) remains one of the most relevant practical fields to which linguistics contributes. Humans increasingly use their most important tool for interaction, language, in direct fashion not just with natural but also artificial intelligences. While probabilistic approaches command most of public interest, scientists understand that explicit knowledge about language and knowledge about knowledge as formalized by linguistic semanticists are necessary backbones for explainable and scalable intelligent technologies. Dr. Hempelmann has over 20 years of experience in these fields, both academically and in various projects with industry partners. He has led the research departments of two search engines and most recently pioneered a project on humor and AI under Amazon’s prestigious Grand Challenge breeder for cutting-edge research.

  • Gironzetti, E., Hempelmann, C. F., Aldawsari, A., Balali, S., Chłopicki, W., Ergül, H., Huang, M., Laineste, L., Menjo, S., & Shilikhina, K. (2023). Semantic components of laughter behavior: A lexical field study of 14 translations of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Humor (Berlin, Germany), 36(1), 95–133. https://doi.org/10.1515/humor-2022-0114
  • Hempelmann, C. F., & Petrenko, M. (2023). Computational Humor Models and Applications. In Handbook of Humor Studies. Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • Hempelmann, C. F., & Petrenko, M. (2022). Ethics of Humor. In Structure and Learning. essay.
  • Olah, A. & Hempelmann, C. F. (2021). Humor in the age of coronavirus: a recapitulation and a call to action. Humor (Berlin, Germany), 34(2), 329–338. https://doi.org/10.1515/humor-2021-0032
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