I am an ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Translation and Language Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), and the head of the Computational Linguistics and Linguistic Theory (COLT) research group.

My main research area is Computational Linguistics (aka Natural Language Processing). I am interested in how humans convey meaning through language. I work with computational models (distributional semantics, neural networks) that are able to induce very rich and flexible linguistic 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
Office 53.708
Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona
+34 93 532 2232

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