Selected talks

Modelling Metaphor with Linguistic and Visual Features. NLP lunch seminar, Stanford University, 7 September 2017.

Statistical Learning for Natural Language Semantics. Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, 6 June 2017.

Statistical Learning for Natural Language Understanding. Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, 17 April 2017.

Modelling Metaphor with Linguistic and Visual Features. Computational Linguistics Lab, Queen Mary University of London, 14 March 2017.

Statistical Learning for Natural Language Semantics. Department of Computing, Imperial College London, 6 March 2017.

Modelling Metaphor with Linguistic and Visual Features. Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, 16 February 2017.

Statistical Modelling of Figurative Language. Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation, The University of Edinburgh. 11 May, 2016.

Statistical Modelling of Metaphor. Keynote talk at the Workshop on literal/non literal meaning divide. IMS Stuttgart. 10 October, 2016.

Statistical Modelling of Metaphor. Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation, The University of Edinburgh. 4 December, 2015.

Computational Modelling of Metaphor. Edinburgh University Hoppers 10th Anniversary. 5 December, 2015.

Statistical Modelling of Metaphor. NLIP seminar, University of Cambridge. April, 2015.

Statistical Modelling of Metaphor. Keynote talk at the EACL 2014 Workshop on Multiword Expressions, Gothenburg, Sweden, 27 April, 2014.

Computational Modelling of Metaphor. School of Computer and Communication Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, 10 February 2014

Computational Modelling of Metaphor using Unsupervised Learning. FrameNet Workshop, Berkeley, CA, 9-13 September, 2013.

Computational Modelling of Metaphor and Human Creativity. Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. May, 2013

Metaphor Identification using Verb and Noun Clustering. ICSI / UC Berkeley BEARS Open House, Berkeley, CA, USA. February, 2012.

Computational Models of Metaphor. Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, USA. November, 2011.

Modelling Human Creativity in Language and Beyond. Multimodal Computing and Interaction Cluster (MMCI), University of Saarland, Saarbruecken, Germany. March, 2011.

Computational Approaches to Figurative Language. Guest lecture, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK. May, 2010.

Automatic Metaphor Interpretation as a Paraphrasing Task. Google Anita Borg Summit, Google, Zurich, Switzerland. June, 2010

Automatic Interpretation of Figurative Language: Logical Metonymy and Metaphor. Open Day at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK. 2009

Interpretation of Logical Metonymy and Choice between Quasi-Synonyms. Show and Tell Conference, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK. 2008. (with Oistein Andersen)

Probabilistic Interpretation of Figures of Speech. Microsoft Research Summer School, Cambridge, UK. Summer, 2008

Maximum Entropy Learning Model for Biomedical Semantic Type Induction. Open Day at the Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, UK. 2008

Selected media coverage

Metaphorical search engine finds creative new meanings. New Scientist, 24 February 2012 Issue. This article introduces the idea of metaphorical search.

Search the metaphorical Google with YossarianLivesWIRED magazine, 5 April 2012 Issue. This article describes our work on the metaphorical search engine.

Speak, friend, and enterThe Economist, March 24th 2012 Issue. This article describes my collaboration with Joe Bonneau on passphrase security.

Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge GraphThe Guardian | The Observer, 19 January 2013. An article on Google Knowledge Graph search, mentioning YossarianLives as an alternative search engine.