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Me and mom and grandma and sister and brother
(don't know which one)
Varda che bruta faccia la ga mia nonna
When I grow up


Meanwhile ...



Prior to Aug 2003:
A "fresh" Ph.D. graduate (June 2003) at the
Dept. of Computer & Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Dr. Aravind Joshi

Office:
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 400A, Room 464
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228

Tel: (215) 573-5258
Fax: (215) 573-9247
Starting Aug 2003:
Professor Adjunto (Associate Professor) at the
Faculdade de Informatica
Pontificia Universidade Catolica
               do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

Office:
Av. Ipiranga, 6681 Prédio 30, bloco 4
Porto Alegre, RS, 90619-900
Brazil
Email: prolo@inf.pucrs.br
Telefone: (55)(51) 3320-3558
Fax: (55)(51) 3320-3758


DISCIPLINAS

RESEARCH

Currently my research is in natural language processing, mostly: parsing algorithms, treebanking (corpus-based NLP), grammar development, grammar extraction, statistical methods for NLP, formal grammars, Tree Adjoining Grammars.


BACKGROUND

Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, USA;
M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil;
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil.


PUBLICATIONS


"LR Parsing for Tree Adjoining Grammars and its Application to Corpus-based Natural Language Parsing", Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2003. (.ps ) (.pdf) (.bib)

"An efficient LR parser generator for Tree Adjoining Grammars", In: Harry Bunt, John Carroll and Giorgio Satta, eds., Parsing Technologies, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA, USA. To appear, 2003. (.ps ) (.pdf) (.bib)

"Fast LR Parsing Using Rich (Tree Adjoining) Grammars", In: Proceedings of Seventh Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), pages 103-110, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2002. (.ps ) (.pdf) (.bib)

"An efficient LR parser generator for Tree Adjoining Grammars", In: Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT-2000), pages 207-218, Trento, Italy, 2000. (.ps ) (.pdf) (.bib)

"Generating the XTAG English Grammar Using Metarules", In: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'2002), pages 814-820, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002. (.ps ) (.pdf) (.bib)

"Systematic Grammar Development in the XTAG Project", In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks (TAG+6), pages 181-186, Venice, Italy, 2002. (.ps ) (.pdf) (.bib)

"Identifying Verb Arguments and their Syntactic Function in the Penn Treebank", In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), pages 1982-87, Las Palmas, Spain, 2002 (with Alexandra Kinyon). (.ps ) (.pdf) (.bib)

"Coping with Problems in Grammars Automatically Extracted from Treebanks", In: Proceedings of the COLING'02 Workshop on Grammar Engineering and Evaluation, pages 36-42, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002. (.ps ) (.pdf) (.bib)

"A Classification of Grammar Development Strategies", In: Proceedings of the COLING'02 Workshop on Grammar Engineering and Evaluation, pages 43-49, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002 (with Alexandra Kinyon). (.ps ) (.pdf) (.bib)

I am a co-autor of the current XTAG Technical Report (2001): "A Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar for English" (.ps) (.pdf), which is usually cited as (.bib)