In Montreal in 2012. Prescience about my current project! (Photo by Jason Utt.)

Contact

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CIMeC (Università di Trento)
Palazzo Fedrigotti
C.so Bettini 31
38068 Rovereto
Italy

With funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 655577.

 

I expect to be hiring soon (2 PhD students and 3 post-docs) -- stay tuned!

About me

I work as a post-doc (Marie Curie fellow) at the CLIC group of CIMeC (University of Trento). 

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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