Hi! I’m a computational linguist = a researcher who answers (intriguing and fascinating) questions about language using computational models and tools.
I’m currently a postdoc on Gemma Boleda’s ERC project at the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. The goal of the project is to develop and analyse neural network models for semantic reference. I’m particularly interested in modeling reference and word learning in child language acquisition.
Before that, I obtained my PhD at the University of Geneva working with Paola Merlo. You can download my thesis “Word order variation and dependency length minimisation : a cross-linguistic computational approach” here.
Computational Quantitative Syntax: The Case of Universal 18.
Accepted for the upcoming volume for LSRL 47
How to represent a word and predict it, too: Improving tied architectures for language modelling.
Multi-lingual Dependency Parsing Evaluation: a Large-scale Analysis of Word Order Properties using Artificial Data.
Discontinuous Verb Phrases in Parsing and Machine Translation of English and German.
Dependency length minimisation effects in short spans: a large-scale analysis of adjective placement in complex noun phrases.
Structural and lexical factors in adjective placement in complex noun phrases across Romance languages.
Diachronic Trends in Word Order Freedom and Dependency Length in Dependency-Annotated Corpora of Latin and Ancient Greek.
A distributional similarity approach to the detection of semantic change in the Google Books Ngram corpus.
Abstracts & Presentations
Do RNN language models induce referential information? An analysis of article prediction.
Learning Language in Humans and Machines 2018 poster
Incremental Generative Model of Sentence Linearization and Word Order Variation.
CMCL Workshop at EACL 2017 poster
Lexico-semantic factors in the variation of adjective placement in complex noun phrases in Italian.
DSALT Workshop 2016 abstract
A large-scale corpus-based study of NP-internal word order variation for several languages.
8th Days of Swiss Linguistics 2014 abstract