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Recent investigations into grounded models of language have shown that holistic views of language and perception can provide higher performance than independent views. In this work, we improve a two-dimensional multimodal version of Latent Dirichlet Allocation (Andrews et al., 2009) in various ways. (1) We outperform text-only models in two different(More)
This paper presents an analysis of semantic association norms for German nouns. In contrast to prior studies, we not only collected associations elicited by written representations of target objects but also by their pictorial representations. In a first analysis, we identified systematic differences in the type and distribution of associate responses for(More)
Streptozotocin (STZ) and alloxan (ALX) are potent diabetogens in different species of laboratory animals. Here, we describe differential in vitro effects of STZ and ALX on beta-cell molecules that are essential for glucose transport and metabolism, the glucose transporter 2 (GLUT2) and glucokinase (GK), respectively. Incubation of isolated pancreatic islets(More)
We describe and evaluate the application of a spectral clustering technique (Ng et al., 2002) to the unsupervised clustering of German verbs. Our previous work has shown that standard clustering techniques succeed in inducing Levinstyle semantic classes from verb subcategorisation information. But clustering in the very high dimensional spaces that we use(More)
Type I diabetes is considered a multifactorial autoimmune process initiated by an environmental factor. There is evidence that reactive oxygen species are involved in destructing insulin-producing beta-cells. In mice, reactive oxygen species and nitric monoxide contribute to beta-cell damage in the non-obese diabetic strain developing spontaneously diabetes(More)
A subset of German function verbs can be used either in a full, concrete, 'heavy' ("take a computer") or in a more metaphorical, abstract or 'light' meaning ("take a shower", no actual 'taking' involved). The present magnetoencephalographic (MEG) study explored whether this subset of 'light' verbs is represented in distinct cortical processes. A random(More)
We present a collection of association norms for 246 German depictable compound nouns and their constituents, comprising 58,652 association tokens distributed over 26,004 stimulus-associate pair types. Analyses of the data revealed that participants mainly provided noun associates, followed by adjective and verb associates. In corpus analyses, co-occurrence(More)