Ekaterina Shutova

Computer Laboratory

University of Cambridge

Photo credit: Cristina Cannon

Welcome to my website!

I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. I am also affiliated with the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, where I have been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship.

My research focuses on computational modeling of human creativity and metaphor. I am looking at this problem from three different perspectives: that of linguistics, i.e. how creative thought is expressed in natural languages; that of computer science, i.e. how the computational mechanisms of creative thought can be simulated; and that of cognitive science, i.e. to what extent this simulation replicates the computation process employed by the human brain.

News!

The Third Workshop on Metaphor in NLP taking place at NAACL 2015 in Denver, Colorado!

Book on Computational Modelling of Metaphor (with Tony Veale and Beata Beigman Klebanov, Morgan & Claypool, USA). Coming soon!

Short bio

Since 2012, I have been a Research Scientist at the International Computer Science Institute and the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, where I lead a research team working on statistical modelling of metaphor.

I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Pembroke College in 2011. My thesis focused on Computational Approaches to Figurative Language.

Professional activities

Associate Editor, Cognitive Processing (2013 -- 2017).

Co-chair of The Third Workshop on Metaphor in NLP, co-located with NAACL 2015 (with Beata Beigman Klebanov and Patricia Lichtenstein).

Co-organiser, SemEval 2015 Task 11 Sentiment Analysis of Figurative Language in Twitter.

Delivering a Tutorial on Computational Modelling of Metaphor at EACL 2014 (with Tony Veale).

Co-chair of The Second Workshop on Metaphor in NLP, co-located with ACL 2014 (with Beata Beigman Klebanov and Patricia Lichtenstein).

Co-chair of The First Workshop on Metaphor in NLP, co-located with NAACL-HLT 2013 (with Beata Beigman Klebanov, Joel Tetrault and Zornitsa Kozareva).

Reviewing for Computational Linguistics, ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, Computer Speech and Language, Language Resources and Evaluation and Cognitive Processing journals.

Reviewing (annually) for ACL, EMNLP, COLING, CogSci, IJCAI, *SEM and other conferences, as well as a number of workshops.

Contact me at

ekaterina.shutova @ cl.cam.ac.uk

 

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