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Professor Shalom Lappin FBA

Computational learning theory and machine learning applied to grammar induction and natural language processing, computational and formal semantics, and computational modeling of cognitive processes
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About this Fellow

My area of research is computational linguistics. My current work focuses on the application of probabilistic methods and machine learning to problems in syntax, semantics, and language acquisition.

Website: http://clasp.gu.se/about/people/shalom-lappin

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Computational Linguistics, King's College London; Professor of Computational Linguistics, Director of the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability, University of Gothenburg

Publications

Probabilistic Type Theory and Natural Language Semantics Linusitic Issues in Language Technology Nov-15

Unsupervised Prediction of Acceptability Judgements Proceedings of the Association of Computational Linguistics 2015

Curry Typing, Polymorphism, and Fine-Grained Intensionality In The Handbook of Contemorary Semantic Theory, Second Edition 2015, Wiley-Blackwell, Second Edition

The Handbook of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory 2015, Wiley-Blackwell, Second Edition

Other Linguistics and Philology Fellows

Professor Harald Clahsen

Psycholinguistics; first and second language acquisition, developmental and acquired language disorders, the experimental study of language processing in different languages

Professor Dan Sperber

Cognition, communication and culture in an evolutionary perspective; anthropological fieldwork in Ethiopia, theoretical and experimental work in linguistic pragmatics and in cognitive psychology

Professor Elizabeth Traugott

Historical linguistics; semantic change, cognitive and interactional pragmatics; theories of grammaticalisation and construction grammar

Professor Paul Kiparsky

Phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, metrics, and the Sanskrit grammatical tradition. The relation between word structure and sentence structure, and the principles governing language change.