I am a linguist, interested both in theoretical linguistics and in natural language processing. I am currently an NLP / ML engineer at Bookarang, Amsterdam.
Before, I worked at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, leading my NWO VENI project called Number Words. In 2013-2016, I was a postdoc at the Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, working on cross-linguistic variation in morphosyntax of numerals. My dissertation entitled The Grammar of Standards [pdf] was written in Utrecht Institute for Linguistics OTS and defended in 2014.
- My paper with Alexey Tikhonov has been accepted to ACL 2022 main conference! Here it is: “Transformers in the loop: Polarity in neural models of language”.
- On the 14th June 2022, I will present my recent work at the Computational Linguistics Seminar, ILLC, University of Amsterdam.
- Lasha Abzianidze, Denis Paperno and I are working on an overview paper “Semantics and deep learning” for Cambridge Elements in Semantics.
- I presented my recent joint work with Alexey Tikhonov on artificial language learning applied to multilingual pre-trained language models at ILFC Seminar (CNRS, Paris) and at the “Jabberwocky Words in Linguistics” workshop (UniBuc & UMass Amherst).
- Two large-scale COVID-related psychology studies I contributed to a bit are ready: one published at Nature Human Behaviour, one more accepted to PNAS.
- The video of my keynote at Sinn und Bedeutung 25 (Sept 2020) is available online: “Existence and Plurality”.
- My paper with Rick Nouwen on numeral semantics is out in Language and Linguistics Compass: “Numeral semantics”.