I am a third year PhD Student in the Computer Laboratory's Natural Language and Information Processing Group, supervised by Anna Korhonen. I have recently spent time working at the LISA lab, Montreal, with Yoshua Bengio.
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. Cho, KH., Korhonen, A., and Bengio, Y. Learning to Understand Phrases by Embedding the Dictionary Preprint published on arXiv. arXiv:1504.00548 Evaluation resources Source code Demo
Hill, F. Reichart, R. Korhonen, A. 2015. SimLex-999: Evaluating Semantic Models with (Genuine) Similarity Estimation. Computational Linguistics Accompanying dataset.
Hill, F. Reichart, R. Korhonen, A. 2014. Multi-Modal Models for Concrete and Abstract Concept Meaning. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL).
Hill, F. , Korhonen, A., & Bentz, C. 2013. A quantitative empirical analysis of the abstract/concrete distinction. Cognitive Science.
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 Theory.
Kiela, D.Hill, F. and Clark, S. 2015. Specializing Word Embeddings for Similarity or Relatedness. EMNLP 2015
Hill, F. Cho, KH. Jean, S. Devin, C. Bengio, Y. 2014. Embedding Word Similarity With Neural Machine Translation. Workshop Paper at ICLR 2015 Download Embeddings Here
Hill, F. & Korhonen, A. 2014. Learning Abstract Concepts from Multi-Modal Data: Since You Probably Can't See What I Mean. EMNLP 2014. (Acceptance rate 29%.) VIDEO PRESENTATION
Kiela, D. & Hill, F. (joint first authors), Korhonen, A. & Clark, S. 2014. Improving multi-modal representations using image dispersion: Why less is sometimes more. ACL 2014. (Acceptance rate 26%.)
Hill, F. & Korhonen, A. 2014. Concreteness and subjectivity as dimensions of lexical meaning. ACL 2014. (Acceptance rate 26%.) VIDEO PRESENTATION
Hill, F., Kiela, D., & Korhonen, A. 2013. Concreteness and corpora: A theoretical and practical analysis. ACL-CMCL 2013. Cognitive Science Society Best Student Paper award (CMCL).
Hill, F., Korhonen, A., & Bentz, C. 2013. Large-scale empirical analyses of concreteness. CogSci 2012(Acceptance rate 28%).
Hill, F. 2012. Beauty before age: Applying subjectivity to English adjective ordering. NAACL-HLT Student Research Workshop 2012.
New York University Language, the Next Big Challenge for AI. 2015
Microsoft Research, Cambridge Deep Learning and Representing Natural Language Semantics. 2015
London Machine Learning Meetup Language Understanding with Deep Neural Nets. 2015
South England NLP Meetup Deep Consequences: Why Syntax isn't a Thing etc. etc. 2014