Çağrı Çöltekin

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I am a computational linguist with strong interest in learning (by humans and machines).

Currently I work at Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Tübingen.

Previously, I worked in the department of Information Science (Informatiekunde) at the University of Groningen where my research was within the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG).

I received my PhD degree in Computational Lingusitics at the University Groningen. Prior to my PhD, I studied Cognitive Science (MS) and Computer Engineering (BS) in Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. In another life (that run in parallel at times), I worked as System/Network Administrator at RIPE NCC, METU Computer Center and TÜBİTAK.

Most likely you are here for one of these:

Otherwise, some of my publications and teaching material can be found below.


Çağrı Çöltekin (2014). A set of open source tools for Turkish natural language processing. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, (to appear) (pdf)

Çağrı Çöltekin John Nerbonne (2014). An explicit statistical model of learning lexical segmentation using multiple cues.. In: Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Learning, EACL 2014, (accepted) (pdf)

Güliz Güneş and Çağrı Çöltekin (2014). Mapping to prosody: not all parentheticals are alike. In: Parenthetical Verbs. Ed. by S. Schneider, M. Avanzi, and J. Glikman. De Gruyter (in press)

Lili Szabó and Çağrı Çöltekin (2013). A Linear Model for Exploring Types of Vowel Harmony. Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands Journal 3, pp. 174-192. (pdf)

Jelena Prokić, Çağrı Cöltekin and John Nerbonne (2012). Detecting Shibboleths. In proceedings of the EACL 2012 Joint Workshop of LINGVIS & UNCLH. (pdf)

Çağrı Çöltekin (2011). Catching words in a stream of speech : computational simulations of segmenting transcribed child-directed speech PhD thesis, University of Groningen. (summary and link to pdf).

Çağrı Çöltekin (2010). Improving Successor Variety for Morphological Segmentation In CLIN 2010: Proceedings of the 20th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands. (pdf).

Çağrı Çöltekin (2010). A Freely Available Morphological Analyzer for Turkish In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2010), Valletta, Malta, May 2010. (pdf).
The analyzer presented in this paper is available here.

Çağrı Çöltekin (2009). Modeling Acquisition of Word Structure with Lexicalized Grammar Learning Short paper presented at Workshop on Psychocomputational Models of Human Language Acquisition, Amsterdam. (pdf).

Xuchen Yao, Jianqiang Ma, Sergio Duarte and Çağrı Çöltekin (2009). An Inference-rules based Categorial Grammar Learner for Simulating Language Acquisition Proc. of The 18th Annual Belgian-Dutch Conference on Machine Learning, Tilburg. (pdf).

Xuchen Yao, Jianqiang Ma, Sergio Duarte and Çağrı Çöltekin (2009). Unsupervised Syntax Learning with Categorial Grammars using Inference Rules In Proceedings of The 14th Student Session of the European Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information, Bordeaux (pdf).

Çağrı Çöltekin and Cem Bozsahin (2007). Syllables, Morphemes and Bayesian Computational Models of Acquiring a Word Grammar. Proc. of 29th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society, Nashville. (pdf).

Çöltekin, Çağrı (2006), From syllable to meaning: effects of knowledge of syllable in learning the meaning bearing units of language. Unpublished Master's Thesis, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. (single spaced pdf, (official) double spaced pdf)


The following are some course information/material from my earlier courses. Feel free to use it under the terms of CC-BY-SA. I am also happy to share the source files (LaTeX, R etc.) and exams/solutions that are not included in the course pages upon request.

Contact information:
email: ccoltekin@sfs.uni-tuebingen.de
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