(Marie Curie fellow)
CIMeC / University of Trento
CIMeC (Università di Trento)
C.so Bettini 31
I am a computational linguist interested in semantics, or how meaning works in natural languages,
regarding words such as red or salmon
(as opposed to words like every or
not); I often work within the framework of distributional semantics. Topics I am currently working on are anchoring meaning to the external world (reference), accounting for semantic composition (e.g., from red and salmon to red salmon), and linking distributional semantics to a broader semantic and linguistic theory.
Keywords: Computational linguistics / Natural Language Processing; linguistics; computational semantics; semantic theory; distributional semantics; lexical semantics; compositional semantics; language resources; computational, quantitative and data-intensive approaches to language.
Also see publications, projects, resources, and Google Scholar profile.
- Paper Distributional vectors encode referential attributes, with Abhijeet Gupta, Marco Baroni and Sebastian Padó, to appear at EMNLP 2015.
- Paper Distributional semantics in use, with Raffa Bernardi, Raquel Fernandez and Denis Paperno, to appear at EMNLP 2015 Workshop LSDSem 2015.
Paper Zipf's Law for Word Frequencies: Word Forms versus Lemmas in Long Texts, with Álvaro Corral and Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho, published in PLoS ONE.
- Area chair for Semantics, ACL 2016, Berlin, Germany.
- Invited speaker, IWES workshop at the Spanish Society for NLP conference (SEPLN 2015).
- Co-editor, Special Issue of Computational Linguistics on Formal Distributional Semantics.
- Local co-chair, ESSLLI 2015, August 3rd-14th, Barcelona, Spain.
- Program co-chair, *SEM 2015, June 4-5, Denver, US.
- Editorial Board member, Linguistic Issues in Language Technology (LiLT) journal.
- Information Officer, SIGSEM Board.