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 bunch 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.
I am funded by an ERC Starting Grant.
Department of Translation and Language Sciences
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Roc Boronat, 138
Del Tredici, M., R. Fernández, G. Boleda. 2019.
Short-term meaning shift: a distributional exploration.
In Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2019 (Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics), 2069-2075, Minneapolis, USA. Association for Computational Linguistics.
October 2019: Invited speaker at EurNLP, London, UK, October 11.
October 2019: Keynote speaker at 15th KONVENS (Erlangen, 9-11 Oct 2019)
November 2018: Keynote speaker at BNAIC/BENELEARN 2018 (Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Annual Machine Learning Conference of the Benelux), ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, November 8-9 2018 (slides).