My research applies results from cognitive psychology and neuroscience to build models that learn the meaning of words and concepts. I am particularly interested in approaches to abstraction in language and algorithms for learning abstract concepts.
Because cross-disciplinary work is not as common as it should be, I am a student organizer for the Cambridge Language Sciences initiative.
When I'm not doing worky stuff I like travelling, running, football, tennis and relaxing. I was also also Captain of the Cambridge University Stymies Golf Team, who enjoy doling out punishment to my former university.
Hill, F. Reichart, R. Korhonen, A. SimLex-999: Evaluating Semantic Models with (Genuine) Similarity Estimation. 2014. Preprint published on arXiv. arXiv:1408:3456. > Accompanying dataset.
Hill, F. & Korhonen, A. 2014. Learning Abstract Concepts from Multi-Modal Data: Since You Probably Can't See What I Mean. Proceedings of EMNLP 2014.
Hill, F. Reichart, R. Korhonen, A. 2014. Multi-Modal Models for Concrete and Abstract Concept Meaning. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL)
Kiela, D. & Hill, F. (joint first authors), Korhonen, A. & Clark, S. 2014. Improving multi-modal representations using image dispersion: Why less is sometimes more. Proceedings of ACL 2014.
Hill, F. & Korhonen, A. 2014. Concreteness and subjectivity as dimensions of lexical meaning. Proceedings of ACL 2014.
Bentz, C., Kiela, D., Hill, F. & Buttery, P. 2014. Zipf's law and the grammar of languages: A quantitative study of Old and Modern English parallel texts. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Typology.
Hill, F. , Korhonen, A., & Bentz, C. 2013. A quantitative empirical analysis of the abstract/concrete distinction. Cognitive Science
Hill, F., Kiela, D., & Korhonen, A. 2013. Concreteness and corpora: A theoretical and practical analysis. Proceedings of ACL-CMCL 2013. Cognitive Science Society Best Student Paper award (CMCL).
Hill, F., Korhonen, A., & Bentz, C. 2013. Large-scale empirical analyses of concreteness. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany
Hill, F. 2012. Beauty before age: Applying subjectivity to English adjective ordering. Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2012 Student Research Workshop, Montreal, Canada
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