Gemma Boleda is an ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Translation and Language Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where she heads the Computational Linguistics and Linguistic Theory (COLT) research group. She previously held post-doctoral positions at the Department of Linguistics of The University of Texas at Austin and the CIMEC Center for Brain/Mind Sciences of the University of Trento. In her research, currently funded by an ERC Starting Grant, Dr. Boleda uses quantitative and computational methods to better understand the semantics of natural languages.
I want to understand how language works; in particular, how humans convey meaning through language. I address this research question from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating methodologies from Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence, with an emphasis on computational modeling of linguistic data.
Key wordsComputational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; computational semantics; semantic theory; distributional semantics; neural networks / deep learning