From job advert: "... ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Grant CALCULUS “Commonsense and Anticipation enriched Learning of Continuous representations sUpporting Language UnderStanding” ( The principal investigator is Prof. Sien Moens. CALCULUS focuses on learning effective anticipatory representations of events and their narrative structures that are trained on language and visual data. The machine learning methods on which CALCULUS will build belong to the family of latent variable models including Bayesian probabilistic models and neural networks as starting points. CALCULUS focuses on settings with limited training data that are manually annotated and especially aims at developing novel machine learning paradigms for natural language understanding. CALCULUS also evaluates the inference potential of the anticipatory representations in situations not seen in the training data and for inferring spatial, temporal and causal information in metric real world spaces. The best models for language understanding will be integrated in a demonstrator that translates language to events happening in a 3-D virtual world."