I'm also affiliated as a Research Associate with the Tilburg center for Communication and Cognition (TiCC), Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
I'm mainly interested in how language is produced by humans and machines, especially when language is grounded in non-linguistic information, such as numerical data, or visual scenes. My research falls within the areas of Natural Language Generation and language production. I make use of both computational techniques, including machine learning, and experimental psycholinguistic methods. Right now, one of my main interests is the interface between (computer/human) vision and language.
I've written a few 'pop science' articles related to stuff I do. The more techy stuff is here.
NEW BOOK! Languages of Malta: Recent Studies, edited by Patrizia Paggio and Albert Gatt. Berlin: Language Science Press 2018.
Survey of Natural Language Generation systems and techniques published in the Journal of AI Research (JAIR), volume 61: 65-170.
I gave a recent talk at the IMS, University of Stuttgart, on Architectures and mechanisms for language generation and inference from visual data