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Institute of Informatics  
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500
Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil
CEP 91501-970
Fax: (+55) 51 3308 7308
Email: avillavicencio at inf<dot>ufrgs<dot>br

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom



Essex

Short Biography

I am a CNPq Fellow and a Reader/Lecturer at the Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex (UK). I was a Visiting Scholar at the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy in 2014/2015 and in the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems in 2011/2012. In 2014 I was a Visiting Scholar at the Labo­ra­toire LaTTiCe at the École Normale Supé­rieure (France), in 2012/2013 an Erasmus-Mundus Visting Scholar at Saarland University (Germany) and from 2006-2009 at the Computer Science Department, University of Bath. Prior to these I worked as a Senior Researcher in the Department of Language and Linguistics of the University of Essex (2004-2005) and in the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge (2001-2004).

I am a member of the Neurocomputational and Language Processing Laboratory at UFRGS and of the Language and Computation Group at Essex.

I received my PhD in Computer Science also from the University of Cambridge (Computer Laboratory, Hughes Hall) in 2003. My thesis is entitled The Acquisition of a Unification-Based Generalised Categorial Grammar, and  was supervised by  Ted Briscoe.

My research interests are in lexical semantics, multilinguality, and cognitively motivated NLP. This work includes techniques for Multiword Expression treatment using statistical methods and distributional semantic models, and applications like Text Simplification and Question Answering, for languages like English and Portuguese.  

Current and Recent Activities

  • Editorial Board of Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL,  2016 – 2018)
  • Board Member of the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics (SIGLEX) 2013-2016 and 2016-2018
  • General Chair of the International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese PROPOR-2018    
  • Senior Program Committee for AAAI-2018    
  • Advisory Board Member of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Natural Language Processing WiNLP

Current and Recent Projects

  • CNPq/2017 Methods for determining linguistic abilities using machine learning and natural language processing. Principal Investigator with Marco Idiart.
  • MIT/CNPq Cognitive Computational Models of Natural Languages for Assessing Language Competency Project. Principal Investigator (UFRGS), with  Suzanne Flynn, Robert Berwick, Marco Idiart and Rosa Vicari.
  • CNPq/2012 Cognitive Computational Investigations of Language Acquisition and Use in Clinical Cases Project. Principal Investigator (UFRGS), with Maria Alice Parente, Robert Berwick, Marco Idiart, Anna Korhonen  and Thierry Poibeau
  • Computational Models for Language Acquisition and Dissolution. Principal Investigator, with Marco Idiart, Jerusa Salles, Anderson Santos and Gustavo Valdez.
  • COMUNICA. Principal Investigator with Leandro Wives, Conexum, DFL and IntextMining
  • PRAIA Project. With PPGC/UFRGS & PIPCA/UNISINOS in Brazil and LIG & LIMSI in France
  • Politeness in Cypriot Greek. With Ann Copestake and Marina Terkourafi.

Selected Publications

2017
  • Poibeau T., A. Villavicencio. (eds.) (to appear in 2017).  Language, Cognition and Computational Models. Cambridge University Press.
  • Diab M., A. Villavicencio,  M. Apidianaki, V. Kordoni, A. Korhonen, P. Nakov, M. Stevenson (To appear in 2017). Computational lexical semantics and lexicography essays: In honor of Adam Kilgarriff. Springer.
  • Ramisch, C., A. Villavicencio (To appear 2017) Computational treatment of multiword expressions. In R. Mitkov. Oxford Handbook on Computational Linguistics.
  • Wilkens, R., L. Zilio, S. Cordeiro, F. Paula, C. Ramisch, M. Idiart,  A. Villavicencio. LexSubNC: A Dataset of Lexical Substitution for Nominal Compounds. In Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS).
  • Boito, M.B., A. Bérard, A. Villavicencio, L. Besacier. Unwritten Languages Demand Attention Too! Word Discovery With Encoder-Decoder Models. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU 2017)


2016
  • Cordeiro, S., Ramisch, C., Idiart, M., Villavicencio, A. Predicting the Compositionality of Nominal Compounds: Giving Word Embeddings a Hard Time. In Proceedings of The 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2016), 2016.
  • Salle, A., Idiart, M., Villavicencio, A. Matrix Factorization using Window Sampling for Improved Word Representations. In Proceedings of The 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2016), 2016. [pdf]
  • Ramisch, C., Cordeiro, S., Idiart, M., Villavicencio, A. How Naked is the Naked Truth? A Multilingual Lexicon of Nominal Compound Compositionality. In Proceedings of The 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2016), 2016. [pdf]
  • Zilio, L., Wilkens, R., Mollmann, L., Idiart, Marco, Wehrli, E., Cordeiro, S., Villavicencio, A. Joining Forces for Multiword Expression Identification. In Proceedings of 12th International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR), 2016. [pdf]
  • Wilkens, R., Zilio, L., Ferreira, E., Villavicencio, A. The Portuguese B2SG: a semantic test for distributional thesaurus. In Proceedings of 12th International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR), 2016. [pdf]
  • Wagner Filho, J., Wilkens, R., Zilio, L., Idiart, M., Villavicencio, A. Crawling by Readability Level. In Proceedings of 12th International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR), 2016. [pdf]
  • Cordeiro, S., Ramisch, C., Villavicencio, A. mwetoolkit+sem: Integrating Word Embeddings in the mwetoolkit for Semantic MWE Processing. In Proceedings of 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2016. [pdf]
  • Wilkens, R., Zilio, L., Ferreira, E., Villavicencio, A. B2SG: a TOEFL-like task for Portuguese. In Proceedings of 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2016. [pdf]
  • Wilkens, R., Idiart, M., Villavicencio, A. Multiword Expressions in Child Language. In Proceedings of 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2016. [pdf]
  • Cordeiro, S., Ramisch, C., Villavicencio, A. UFRGS&LIF: Rule-Based MWE Identification and Predominant-Supersense Tagging. In Proceedings of SemEval 2016 Task 10: Detecting Minimal Semantic Units and their Meanings (DiMSUM), 2016. [pdf]
  • Wilkens, R., Zilio, L., Idiart, M., Wagner Filho, J., Ferreira, E., Santos, L., Pasqualini, B., Villavicencio, A. Resources for Monolingual Translation: a case study of Text Simplification for Portuguese. In Proceedings of PROPOR 2016 Workshop on Corpora and Tools for Processing Corpora, 2016.
  • Cordeiro, S., Ramisch, C., Idiart, M., Villavicencio, A. MWE-aware corpus processing with the mwetoolkit and word embeddings. In Proceedings of PROPOR 2016 Workshop on Corpora and Tools for Processing Corpora, 2016.

2015
  • Wilkens, R., Zilio, L., Ferreira, E., Goncalves, G., Villavicencio, A. Tesauros Distribucionais para o Português. In Proceedings of the 10th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology, 2015. [pdf]
  • Zilio, L., Finatto, M.J.B., Villavicencio, A. VerbLexPor: um recurso léxico com anotação de papéis semânticos para o português. In Proceedings of the 10th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology, 2015. [pdf]
  • Ferreira, E., Boito, F.Z., Villavicencio, A. Comparação dos algoritmos sequencial e paralelo para contagem de palavras e contexto. In Proceedings of IV Workshop de Iniciação Científica em Tecnologia da Informação e da Linguagem Humana (Tilic 2015), 2015, Natal. [pdf]
  • Ferreira, E., Boito, F.Z., Villavicencio, A. Comparison of sequential and parallel algorithms for word and context count. WSPPD 2015 - XIII Workshop de Processamento Paralelo e Distribuído [pdf]
  • Ferreira, E., Wilkens, R., Villavicencio, A. Exploração dos paramêtros para criação de Tesauros Distribucionais preditivos. In Proceedings of IV Workshop de Iniciação Científica em Tecnologia da Informação e da Linguagem Humana (Tilic 2015), 2015, Natal. [pdf]
  • Wehrli, E., Villavicencio, A. Extraction of Multilingual MWEs from Aligned Corpora. In Proceedings of PARSEME 5 Meeting, 2015, Iasi. [pdf]
  • Cordeiro, S., Ramisch, C., Villavicencio, A. Token-based MWE Identification Strategies in the mwetoolkit. In Proceedings of PARSEME 4th general meeting, 2015, Valetta. [pdf]
2014
  • M. Padró; M. Idiart, C. Ramisch and A. Villavicencio. Nothing like Good Old Frequency: Studying Context Filters for Distributional Thesauri. In Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2014. [pdf]
  • B. Laranjeira, V. Moreira, A. Villavicencio, C. Ramisch and M. J. Finatto. Comparing the Quality of Focused Crawlers and of the Translation Resources Obtained from them. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), 2014. [pdf]
  • M. Padró, M. Idiart, A. Villavicencio and C. Ramisch. Comparing Similarity Measures for Distributional Thesauri. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), 2014. [pdf]
  • R. A. S. Boos, K. V. Prestes, A. Villavicencio. Identification of Multiword Expressions in the brWaC. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), 2014. [pdf]
  • R. Wilkens, A. D. Vecchia, M. Z. Boito, M. Padró and A. Villavicencio. Size does not matter. Frequency does. A study of features for measuring lexical complexity. In Proceedings of the 14th edition of the Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2014. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence LNCS/LNAI. [pdf]
  • R. A. S. Boos, K. V. Prestes, A. Villavicencio and M. Padró. brWaC: a WaCky Corpus for Brazilian Portuguese. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR 2014), 2014. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS, Vol. 8775. [pdf]
  • M. Z. Boito, L. Hagemann, R. Wilkens, A. Villavicencio. Uma análise do perfil de entropia das estruturas sintáticas do português. In Proceedings of the PROPOR-2014 Workshop on Tools and Resources for Automatically Processing Portuguese and Spanish, 2014. [pdf]
  • L. A. Alemany, M. Padró, A. Rademaker, A. Villavicencio. Preface. In Proceedings of the PROPOR 2014 Workshop on Tools and Resources for Automatically Processing Portuguese and Spanish (ToRPorEsp), 2014. [pdf]
  • R. Wilkens, G. Schwade, A. Villavicencio. A web interface for language acquisition studies. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese Language (PROPOR 2014) Software Demonstration, 2014. [pdf]
  • M. Zortea, B. Menegola, A. Villavicencio, J. F. de Salles. Estratégias de evocação lexical com critério semântico em adultos após acidente vascular cerebral no hemisfério direito. In Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica, v. 27, n.2, 2014. [pdf]
  • N. Becker, J. L. Müller, J. C. Rodrigues, A. Villavicencio, J. F. de Salles. Análise de Grafos de Associação Semântica de Palavras entre Crianças, Adultos e Idosos. In Letrônica, v. 7, n.1, 2014. [pdf]
2013

  • A. Villavicencio, Poibeau, T., A. Korhonen, A. Alishahi (eds). Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition. Springer, 2013. [pdf]
  • A. Villavicencio, M. Idiart, R. Berwick, and I. Malioutov. Language Acquisition and Probabilistic Models: keeping it simple. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. [pdf]
  • C. Ramisch, A. Villavicencio, V. Kordoni. Introduction to the special issue on multiword expressions: From theory to practice and use. In ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing (TSLP) - Special issue on multiword expressions: From theory to practice and use, part 1, v. 10 n.2, June 2013. [pdf]
  • M. Parente, A. Villavicencio, M. Siqueira, C. Ping, L. Tonietto. The Lexical Bootstrapping Hypothesis and conventionality: a crosslinguistic study on verb acquisition by Chinese Mandarin- and Brazilian Portuguese-speaking children. In D. Bittner and N. Ruhlig (Eds). Lexical Bootstrapping. The Role of Lexis and Semantics in Child Language Development. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2013. [pdf]
2012
  • L. Almeida, M. Idiart, A. Villavicencio, J. Lisman. Alternating predictive and short-term memory modes of entorhinal grid cells. In Hippocampus, May 2, 2012. [pdf]
  • A. Villavicencio, M. Idiart, C. Ramisch, V. Araujo, B. Yankama, R.C. Berwick. Get out but don’t fall down: verb-particle constructions in child language. In Proceedings of the EACL-2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Language Acquisition and Loss. [pdf]
  • A. Villavicencio, B.Yankama, R. Wilkens, M. Idiart, R.C. Berwick. An annotated English child language database. In Proceedings of the EACL 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Language Acquisition and Loss. [pdf]
  • A. Villavicencio, B. Yankama, M. Idiart and R.C. Berwick. A large scale annotated child language construction database. In Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’12). [pdf]
  • H. Caseli, A. Villavicencio, A. Teixeira, F. Perdigão. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language. Springer. [pdf]
  • A. Villavicencio. Book Review: Syntax-Based Collocation Extraction (by Violeta Seretan). In Natural Language Engineering, v. 18, n. 4 (October 2012), pp. 575-579. [pdf]
  • R. Wilkens; A. Villavicencio. I say have you say tem: profiling verbs in children data in English and Portuguese. In Proceedings of the EACL 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Language Acquisition and Loss. [pdf]
  • C. Ramisch; V. Araujo; A. Villavicencio. A Broad Evaluation of Techniques for Automatic Acquisition of Multiword Expressions. In Proceedings of the ACL 2012 Student Research Workshop. [pdf]
  • R. Granada, L. Lopes, C. Ramisch, C. Trojahn, Renata Vieira, A. Villavicencio. A Comparable Corpus Based on Aligned Multilingual Ontologies. In Proceedings of the ACL 2012 Workshop on Multilingual Modeling. [pdf]
2011
  • Villavicencio, A. Language Acquisition with a Unification-Based Grammar. In R. Borsley e K. Borjars (eds.) Non-transformational Syntax. Blackwell, 2011. [pdf]
  • Duran, M., C. Ramisch, S. Aluìsio, A. Villavicencio. Identifying and Analyzing Brazilian Portuguese Complex Predicates. In Proceedings of the ACL-2011 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: from Parsing and Generation to the Real World, 2011. [pdf]
  • Acosta, O., A. Villavicencio, V. Moreira. Identification and Treatment of Multiword Expressions Applied to Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the ACL-2011 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: from Parsing and Generation to the Real World, 2011. [pdf]
  • Araujo, V., C. Ramisch, A. Villavicencio. Fast and Flexible MWE Candidate Generation with the mwetoolkit. In Proceedings of the ACL-2011 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: from Parsing and Generation to the Real World, 2011. [pdf]
  • Schreiner, P., A. Villavicencio, L. Zilio, H. M. Caseli. Improving Lexical Alignment Using Hybrid Discriminative and Post-Processing Techniques. In Proceedings of the 8th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology. [pdf]
  • Prestes, K.,  R. Wilkens, L. Zilio, A. Villavicencio. Extração e Validação de Ontologias a partir de Recursos Digitais. In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Metamodels, Ontologies and Semantic Technologies. [pdf]
  • Gonçalves, G., R. Wilkens, A. Villavicencio. Sistema de Aquisição semi-automática de Ontologias. In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Metamodels, Ontologies and Semantic Technologies. [pdf]
  • Bocorny, A., A Villavicencio, R. Wikens, C. Killian. Flexible Media Environments for Collaborative Lexicography. In Proceedings of Electronic lexicography in the 21st century.
2010
  • Caseli, H.M., Nunes, M.G.V.,  Ramisch, C., and Villavicencio, A. Alignment-based extraction of multiword expressions. Language Resources and Evaluation, Special Issue on Multiword Expressions. Volume 44, Number 1-2, p. 59-77, 2010. [pdf]
  • Ramisch, C., Caseli, H. M., Villavicencio,  A., Finatto, M. J. B., Machado, A. A Hybrid Approach for Multiword Expression Identification. In T. Pardo, A. Branco, A. Klautau, R. Vieira, V. Lima (eds.) Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language, 9th International Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6001 Springer 2010 (ISBN 978-3-642-12319-1). [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A., Ramisch, C., Machado, A., Caseli, H.M., Finatto, M. J. B. Identificação de Expressões Multipalavra em Domínios Específicos. Linguamática. Volume 2, Number 1, p.15-33, 2010. [pdf]
  • Ramisch, C., A. Villavicencio, C. Boitet. Web-based and combined language models: a case study on noun compound identification. In Proceedings of Coling 2010, Beijing, p. 1041-1049, 2010. [pdf]
  • Ramisch, C., Villavicencio, A., Boitet, C. Multiword Expressions in the wild? The mwetoolkit comes in handy. In Proceedings of Coling 2010 Demonstrations, Beijing, p. 57-60, 2010. [pdf]
  • Wilkens, R., A. Villavicencio, D. Muller, L. Wives, F.  Silva, S. Loh. COMUNICA - A Question Answering System for Brazilian Portuguese. In Proceedings of Coling 2010 Demonstrations, Beijing, p. 21-24, 2010. [pdf]
  • Santos, A. S., A. Villavicencio, J.  Salles. Investigating characteristics of semantic networks of verbs in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In Proceedings of Interdisciplinary Workshop on Verbs. The Identification and Representation of Verb Features, Pisa, 2010. [pdf]
  • Germann, D., A. Villavicencio, M.S.G Siqueira. Modeling the Lexical Organization of Verbs. In Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Neurolinguistics, Los Angeles, 2010. [pdf]
  • Germann, D., A. Villavicencio, M.S.G Siqueira. An Investigation on the Influence of Frequency on the Lexical Organization of Verbs. In Proceedings of  TextGraphs-5: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing, Uppsala, 2010. [pdf]
  • Wilkens, R., A. Villavicencio. Question Answering for Portuguese: how much is needed? In Proceedings of Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (SBIA), 2010. [pdf]
  • Linardaki, E., C. Ramisch, A. Villavicencio, A. Fotopoulou. Towards the Construction of Language Resources for Greek Multiword Expressions: Extraction and Evaluation. In Proceedings of the LREC Workshop on Exploitation of multilingual resources and tools for Central and (South) Eastern European Languages, Malta, 2010. [pdf]
2009
  • Baldwin, T., Kordoni, V. and Villavicencio, A. Prepositions in Applications: A Survey and Introduction to the Special Issue. Computational Linguistics, 35(2), pp. 119—149, 2009. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A., H.M. Caseli, A. Machado. Identification of Multiword Expressions in Technical Domains: Investigating Statistical and Alignment-based Approaches. In Proceedings of the 7th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology, São Carlos, 2009. [pdf]
  • Caseli, H. M., A. Villavicencio, A. Machado, M. J. B. Finatto. Statistically-Driven Alignment-Based Multiword Expression Identification for Technical Domains. In Proceedings of the ACL/IJCNLP Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Identification, Interpretation, Disambiguation and Applications, Singapore, 2009. [pdf]
2008
  • Tonietto, L., Villavicencio, A., Siqueira, M. S. G., Parente, M. A. M. P., Sperb, T. M. A especificidade semântica como fator determinante na aquisição de verbos. Revista Psico, v. 29, p. 343-351, 2008. [pdf]
  • Ramisch, C., A. Villavicencio, L. Moura and M. Idiart. Picking them up and Figuring them out: Verb-Particle Constructions, Noise and Idiomaticity. In Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning, Manchester, 2008. [pdf]
  • Ramisch, C., P. Schreiner, M. Idiart and A. Villavicencio. An Evaluation of Methods for the Extraction of Multiword Expressions. In Proceedings of the LREC 2008 Workshop on Multiword Expressions, Marrakech, 2008. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A., B. Menegola,, J. Rodrigues, M. Siqueira, M.A. Parente. Lexical Organization and its Dissolution in Ageing. In Proceedings of the 2008 Mid-Year Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Buenos Aires, 2008.
2007
  • Villavicencio, A., V. Kordoni, Y. Zhang, M. Idiart, and C. Ramisch. Validation and evaluation of automatically acquired multiword expressions for grammar engineering. In Proceedings of the 2007 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL 2007), Prague, 2008. [pdf]
  • Machado, M., A. Villavicencio. Examining Syntactic Constructions for Verb Meaning Acquisition. In Proceedings of EPIA-2007 Workshop on General Artificial Intelligence, Lisbon, 2007. [pdf]
2006
  • Zhang, Y., V. Kordoni, A. Villavicencio and M. Idiart. Automated Multiword Expression Prediction for Grammar Engineering. In Proceedings of COLING/ACL Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Identifying and Exploiting Underlying Properties, Sydney, Australia, 2006. [pdf]
  • Sadler, L., D. Arnold, and A. Villavicencio. Portuguese: Corpora, Coordination and Agreement. In Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence: Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives, Tübingen, 2006. [pdf]
2005
  • Villavicencio, A. The Availability of Verb-Particle Constructions: How much is Enough? Computer Speech & Language, v. 19, n. 4, p. 415-432, 2005. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio,  A., Bond, F., Korhonen, A., McCarthy, D. Introduction to the Special Issue on Multiword Expressions: having a crack at a hard nut. Computer Speech & Language, v. 19, n. 4, p. 365-377, 2005. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A., Sadler, L. and Arnold, D. An HPSG Account of Closest Conjunct Agreement in NP Coordination in Portuguese. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, 2005. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A., Sadler, L. Agreement Patterns in Corpora. In Proceedings of Workshop on Exploring Syntactically Annotated Corpora. Corpus Linguistics 2005, Birmingham, 2005. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A., M.J. Finatto, V. Possamai. Padrões da Preposição “DE” entre Sintagmas Nominais em Linguagem Cotidiana e Linguagens Técnico-Científicas. In Proceedings of the V Encontro de Corpora, São Carlos, 2005. [pdf]
2004
  • Villavicencio, A., T. Baldwin, B. Waldron.  A Multilingual Database of Idioms. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference On Language Resources and Evaluation,  LREC-2004, Lisboa, 2004. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A., A. Copestake, B. Waldron, F. Lambeau (2004). The Lexical Encoding of MWEs. In T.Tanaka, A. Villavicencio, F. Bond, A. Korhonen eds. Proceedings of the ACL 2004 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Integrating Processing. Barcelona, 2004. [pdf]
2003
  • Villavicencio, A. Verb-Particle Constructions and Lexical Resources. In Francis Bond, Anna Korhonen, Diana McCarthy and Aline Villavicencio, eds. Proceedings of the ACL 2003 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Analysis, Acquisition and Treatment, p. 57—64. Sapporo, 2003. [pdf]
  • Terkourafi, M. and Villavicencio, A. Toward a formalisation of speech-act functions of questions in conversation. In Proceedings of the 2nd CoLogNET-ElsNET Symposium: Questions and Answers: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives. Amsterdam, 2003. [pdf]
  • Buttery, P. and Villavicencio, A. Language Acquisition and the Universal Grammar. Proceedings of AMLaP'2003: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing. Glasgow, 2003. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A. Verb-Particle Constructions in the World Wide Web. Proceedings of the ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on the Linguistic Dimensions of Prepositions and their use in Computational Linguistics Formalisms and Applications. Toulouse, France, 2003. [pdf]
2002
  • Villavicencio, A. and A. Copestake. Verb-particle constructions in a computational grammar of English.  In Jongbok Kim and Stephen Wechsler, eds., Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. Kyung-Hee University, Seoul. Stanford: CSLI Publications. Available at: http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/HPSG/3/hpsg02.htm. [pdf]
  • Copestake, A.,  F. Lambeau, A. Villavicencio, F. Bond, T. Baldwin, I. A. Sag and D. Flickinger. Multiword expressions: linguistic precision and reusability. Proceedings of the Third conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2002), p. 1941—1947. Las Palmas, Canary Islands, 2002. [pdf]
  • Baldwin, T. and A. Villavicencio. Extracting the unextractable: A case study on verb-particles. Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-2002), Taipei, Taiwan, 2002. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A. Learning to distinguish PP arguments from adjuncts. Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-2002), Taipei, Taiwan, 2002. [pdf]
2001
  • Villavicencio, A. The Acquisition of a Unification-Based Generalised Categorial Grammar. Thesis published as Technical Report UCAM-CL-TR-533, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2001. [pdf]
2000 and before
  • Villavicencio, A. The acquisition of word order by a computational learning system. Proceedings of the 2nd Learning Language in Logic Workshop, Lisbon, 2000. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A. The Use of Default Unification in a System of Lexical Types.  Proceedings of the Workshop on Linguistic Theory and Grammar Implementation, Birmingham, 2000. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A. Grammatical Learning Using Unification-Based Generalised Categorial Grammars. Proceedings of AMLaP' 2000: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Leiden, 2000. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A. The Acquisition of a Unification-Based Generalised Categorial Grammar. Proceedings of Cluk, Brighton, 2000. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A. Representing a System of Lexical Types Using Default Unification.  Proceedings of EACL Student Session, Bergen, 1999. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A. Building a Wide-Coverage Combinatory Categorial Grammar.  MPhil Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1997. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A., Viccari, R.M. Evaluating Stochastic Past-of-Speech Taggers for the Portuguese Language. Second Meeting of the Computational Processing of Spoken and Written Portuguese Language, 1996. [pdf]
  • Villavicencio, A., Marques, N.M., Lopes, J.G.P.,Villavicencio, F. Part-of-Speech tagging for Portuguese Texts",(ed.) In Jacques Wainer and Ariadne Carvalho, eds. Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Proceedings of the of the XII Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, 1995. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 991, pp. 323-332. Springer Verlag. [pdf]

Teaching

  • Formal Languages and Automata Theory
  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing

Current and Former Students

  • Adriano Zanette
  • Alex Salle
  • Anderson Santos
  • Artur Scheibler
  • Bruno Laranjeira
  • Carlos Machado
  • Carlos Ramisch
  • Clei Junior
  • Daniel Beck
  • Diego Pedro
  • Eduardo Ferreira
  • Felipe Fagundes Paula
  • Felipe da Rosa
  • Francisco Amorim
  • Gabriel Gonçalves
  • Gabriel Moita
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