We carry out research at the interface of computational linguistics, cognitive modelling and artificial intelligence. In broad terms, our aim is to understand language use in interaction by constructing empirically- and theoretically-motivated computational models of human language processing that may contribute to applications in human-machine interaction. These are some of the topics we work on. Take a look at our publications for more detailed and up-to-date informantion.
Semantics and pragmatics of dialogue phenomena
Representation learning for conversational agents
Linguistic accommodation in dialogue and learning through interaction
Visually grounded language and visual reasoning
Language variation and change in communities of speakers
Elia Bruni (regular visiting postdoc funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship hosted at UPF, Barcelona)
Iacer Calixto (postdoc funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global
IMAGINE, with secondments at NYU and Facebook AI Research)
We are looking for MSc students to work with us. If you are interested in the topics above and are enrolled in a Master's programme in Amsterdam, you are welcome to contact us. Before emailing me, please read this.
Robert Grimm (MA Linguistics at Utrecht, graduated in 2014; now PhD student at CLiPS, Antwerpen)
DREAM: Distributed dynamic Represntations for diAlogue Management (2019-2024)
Principal investigator. €2M funded by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator grant) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 819455).