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Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh


Research Interests

I am an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow and a Lecturer in EECS, QMUL.

My main research interests are:

Compositional Distributional Semantics,
Category Theoretical Models of Natural Language,
Pregroup Grammars, Vector Space Models.
Dynamic Epistemic Logic, Algebra and Proof Theory,
Applications to Cognitive Science and Robots.

Paulo Oliva and I are orgnizing ALCOP 2014,  15-16 May 2014.

Ph.D. Students
Edward Grefenstette (graduated, Oxford,  with Profs Coecke and Pulman)

Pere Pardo (graduated, Barcelona, with Prof Godo)
Dimitri Kartsaklis (Oxford,
with Profs Coecke and Pulman)
Dmitrijs Milajevs (QMUL, with Dr Purver)

  • EPSRC project:  New Foundational Structures for Engineering Verified multi-UAV's.
  • EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship: Foundational Structures for Compositional Meaning.
  • Done: EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship: (AlCoSeK) Alegbraic and Coalgebraic Semantics for Knowledge.

Quantum Physics and Linguistics: A Compositional‚ Diagrammatic Discourse, Chris Heunen, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Edward Grefenstette (eds), Oxford University Press. February, 2013.

1-  The Frobenius anatomy of word meanings I: subject and object relative pronouns, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Stephen Clark, Bob Coecke, Journal of Logic and Computation.

2- Prior Disambiguation of Word Tensors for Constructing Sentence Vectors, Dimitri Kartsaklis, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, ACL Proceedings of  Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2013.

3- The Frobenius Anatomy of Relative Pronouns, Stephen Clark, Bob Coecke, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh,  13th Meeting on Mathematics of Language (MoL), special interest group of ACL, 2013.

4- Separating Disambiguation from Composition in Distributional Semantics, Dimitri Kartsaklis, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Stephen Pulman,  17th Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL), 2013.

5- Algebra, Proof Theory and Applications for an Intuitionistic Logic of Propositions, Actions and Adjoint Modal Operators, Roy Dyckhoff, Julien Truffaut, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, ACM Transactions on Computational Logic.

6- Lambek vs. Lambek: Functorial Vector Space Semantics and String Diagrams for Lambek Calculus, Bob Coecke‚ Edward Grefenstette, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Annals of Pure and Applied Logic.

7- A Unified Sentence Space for Categorical Compositional Distributional Semantics: Theory and ExperimentsDimitri Kartsaklis, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Stephen Pulman, 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), 2012.

8- Experimental Support for a Categorical Compositional Distributional Model of Meaning, Edward Grefenstette, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, ACL Proceedings of  Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2011.

9- Mathematical Foundations for a Compositional Distributional Model of Meaning, Bob Coecke, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Stephen Clark, Linguistic Analysis, a Festschrift for Jim Lambek, J. van Bentham and M. Moortgat (eds)


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