In Montreal in 2012. I recently went from LOVe to AMORE. (Photo by Jason Utt.)

Contact

firstname.lastname@upf.edu

Department of Translation and Language Sciences
Roc Boronat building (Communication-Poblenou campus)
Office 52.708
Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 542 2232

With funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 715154).

 

We are hiring! (2 PhD students and 3 post-docs)

*** deadline for applications: PhD students: January 19, post-docs: January 27 *** 

About me

I work as a tenure-track researcher (Ramón y Cajal fellow) in the Department of Translation and Language Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain).

My main research area is Computational Linguistics (aka Natural Language Processing). I am interested in semantics, or how meaning works in natural languages. I work with computational models (distributional semantics, neural networks) that are able to induce very rich and flexible semantic representations directly from examples of how people use language. I am currently working on reference, or how we use language to talk about the world: I just need to utter a series of words, for instance "the smart woman we met the other day at the meeting", and my interlocutor will be able to identify the person I mean. I am building computational models that are able to do this, like humans do. 

For more, please check my publicationsprojectsresources, and Google Scholar profile.

Keywords

Computational semantics; semantic theory; distributional semantics; lexical semantics; compositional semantics; reference; computational, quantitative and data-intensive approaches to language.

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