Computer Laboratory

Luana Bulat (Făgărășan)

Short biography

I'm a PhD student in the Natural Language and Information Processing Group at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. My advisor is Dr. Stephen Clark and I am funded by the EPSRC.

I did my undergraduate degree (BSc in Computer Science) at the University of Leicester. Before starting my PhD, I completed the MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.

I am one of the 2015 Google Anita Borg scholars.


  • Vision and Feature Norms: Improving automatic feature norm learning through cross-modal maps
    Luana Bulat, Douwe Kiela and Stephen Clark
    Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2016, San Diego, CA.
    [paper] [bib] [data]
  • Grounding semantics in olfactory perception
    Douwe Kiela, Luana Bulat and Stephen Clark
    Proceedings of ACL 2015, Beijing, China.
    [paper] [bib] [data]
  • From distributional semantics to feature norms: grounding semantic models in human perceptual data
    Luana Făgărășan, Eva Maria Vecchi and Stephen Clark
    Proceedings of the Short Papers of the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2015), London, UK.
    (Also appeared in NIPS Workshop on Learning Semantics 2014, Montreal, Canada.)
  • Reducing Dimensions of Tensors in Type-Driven Distributional Semantics
    Tamara Polajnar, Luana Făgărășan and Stephen Clark
    Proceedings of the Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Conference (EMNLP 2014), Doha, Qatar.


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