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.
We're hiring! We have a vacancy for an early-stage researcher (PhD Candidate) to work on Multimodal Semantic Grounding, in the context of a new Marie Curie ITN on Interactive Natural Language for Explainable Artificial Intelligence. More detals on the call can be found here.
Invited speaker at NL4AI 2019, held at AIIA 2019: The 18th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, in Rende, Italy.