My research mostly focusses on the generation of language by machines (a.k.a. Natural Language Generation) and the production of language by humans. My methods include both experimental psycholinguistic methods, and computational methods, including machine learning models such as neural networks. Here are some of the topics I explore:
Apart from these, another long-standing interest is the development of tools and resources for under-resourced languages. You can find resources and tools for the languages of Malta on the portal of our MLRS Project.
I'm also interested in morphology. Here, I'm particularly intrigued by languages such as Maltese, which have hybrid systems of word-formation processes, making them very challenging both from a computational and a psycholinguistic perspective.
Invited speaker at the python4NLP Summer School in Natural Language Processing, in Nancy, France.
Invited speaker at the 2019 International Conference on Arabic Language Processing (ICALP), in Nancy, France.
Faces 2019: Computational Modeling of Facial Images and Their Description, a workshop co-located with Nodalida 2019 in Turku, Finland, September 30