In Montreal in 2012. Prescience about my current project! (Photo by Jason Utt.)
CIMeC (Università di Trento)
C.so Bettini 31
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!
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 publications, projects, resources, and Google Scholar profile.
lexical semantics; compositional semantics; reference; computational, quantitative and data-intensive approaches to language.
- September 2016: we have released the test set of LAMBADA! Download it from the LAMBADA website.
- September 2016: Computational Linguistics article in press, in the Special Issue we have edited: Formal Distributional Semantics: Introduction to the Special Issue, with Aurélie Herbelot.
- August 2016: ERC Starting Grant awarded, project AMORE: A distributional MOdel of Reference to Entities. Thanks to all who helped me get there!!!
- July 2016: Long paper, oral presentation accepted at EMNLP 2016: Convolutional Neural Network Language Models, with Quan Pham Ngoc and Germán Kruszewski.
- July 2016: Keynote speaker at NASSLLI 2016 Workshop on Statistical and Logical Models of Meaning (SaLMoM) workshop, New Jersey, US (slides).
- June 2016: Tenure-track research position awarded in the competitive Ramón y Cajal programme, Spain.
- June 2016: Long paper, oral presentation accepted at ACL 2016: The LAMBADA dataset: Word prediction requiring a broad discourse context, with a bunch of people from my group.
- March 2016: Invited speaker at CREST workshop, Sendai, Japan (slides).
- February 2016: Invited talk at ILCC/HCRC seminar series, Edinburgh, UK.
- January 2016: Article for Springer volume in press: Conceptual vs. Referential Affordance in Concept Composition, with L. McNally.
- Area Co-chair for Semantics, ACL 2016, Berlin, Germany.
- Co-organizer, ESSLLI 2016 workshop DSALT: Distributional Semantics and Linguistic Theory (Bolzano, Italy, 15-19 August 2016).