ICREA Research Professor in the
Department of Translation and Language Sciences of the
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain);
co-director of the Computational Linguistics and Linguistic Theory (COLT) research group.
I am a linguist who uses quantitative and computational methods to investigate how language works. I am in particular interested in how people convey meaning through language. I teach in the
Master's in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. I suffer from a psychiatric illness, and I didn't dare put this on my webpage until I got a permanent position.
The best way to reach me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thinking of applying for an ERC grant, or a post-doctoral fellowship in Spain or Europe?
Here you will find successful applications in case that helps.
We're releasing v. 2.11 of
ManyNames, a dataset with multiple names per image for 25K naturalistic images! Play with it here. sample publications
Brochhagen, T., G. Boleda, E. Gualdoni, Y. Xu. 2023.
From language development to language evolution: A unified view of human lexical creativity.
Science, 381, 431-436.
[ pre-print, supp. mat., code]
Gualdoni, E., T. Brochhagen, A. Mädebach, G. Boleda. 2023.
What's in a name? A large-scale computational study on how competition between names affects naming variation.
Journal of Memory and Language, 133, 104459.
Harrison, S., E. Gualdoni, G. Boleda. 2023.
Run Like a Girl! Sport-Related Gender Bias in Language and Vision.
Findings of the ACL, 14093-14103.
Brochhagen, T., G. Boleda. 2022.
When do languages use the same word for different meanings? The Goldilocks Principle in colexification.
Cognition, 226, 105179.
Westera, M., A. Gupta, G. Boleda, S. Padó. 2021.
Distributional models of category concepts based on names of category members.
Cognitive Science, 45:9, e13029.
Boleda, G. 2020.
Distributional Semantics and Linguistic Theory. Annual Review of Linguistics, 6: 213-23. [ pre-print] Silberer, C., S. Zarrieß, M. Westera, G. Boleda. 2020.
Humans Meet Models on Object Naming: A New Dataset and Analysis.
COLING 2020. Del Tredici, M., R. Fernández, G. Boleda. 2019.
Short-term meaning shift: a distributional exploration.
Westera, M., G. Boleda. 2019.
Don't blame distributional semantics if it can't do entailment.
Aina, L., Silberer, C., Sorodoc, I., Westera, M., Boleda, G. 2019.
What do entity-centric models learn? Insights from entity linking in multi-party dialogue.
McNally, L., G. Boleda. 2017.
Conceptual Versus Referential Affordance in Concept Composition.
In Yoad Winter & James Hampton (eds.) Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology 245-267. Springer. G. Boleda, A. Gupta, S. Padó. 2017.
Instances and concepts in distributional space.
Boleda, G. and A. Herbelot. 2016.
Formal Distributional Semantics: Introduction to the Special Issue. Computational Linguistics 42:4, 619-635. Arsenijevic, B., B. Gehrke, G. Boleda, L. McNally. 2014.
Ethnic adjectives are proper adjectives. 46th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society Boleda, G., M. Baroni, N. The Pham, L. McNally. 2013.
Intensionality was only alleged: On adjective-noun composition in distributional semantics. IWCS 2013.
Boleda, G., S. Schulte im Walde, T. Badia. 2012.
regular polysemy: A study of the semantic classification of Catalan
adjectives. Computational Linguistics 38:3, 575-616. Bruni, E., G. Boleda, M. Baroni, N. K. Tran. 2012.
Distributional semantics in technicolor. ACL 2021.
Sánchez Marco, C., G. Boleda, L. Padró. 2011.
Extending the tool, or how to annotate historical language varieties.
5th ACL-HLT Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
Sanromà, R., G. Boleda. 2010.
The Database of Catalan Adjectives.
McNally, L. and G. Boleda. 2004.
Relational adjectives as properties of kinds.
Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 5, 179-196.