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Palmer, Martha Stone The Helen & Hubert Croft Professor


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  • I continue to research the representation of semantic information. The meaning of a sentence is an essential yet challenging aspect of natural language understanding. I develop semantic annotation processes for word sense tagging, semantic role labeling and event representations that: 1) are portable across languages (English, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Hindi and Urdu), 2) enable training of machine learning algorithms on annotated data, 3) provide a level of shallow semantic analysis that facilitates information extraction, question answering, and machine translation.


  • computational linguistics, natural language processing, computational lexical resources, linguistic annotation, semantic role labeling, automatic word sense disambiguation, cross-linguistic verb semantics, applications of machine learning, medical informatics


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courses taught

  • CSCI 7000 - Current Topics in Computer Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers research topics of current interest in computer science that do not fall into a standard subarea. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.
  • LING 3430 - Semantics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Theoretical and practical study of meaning in natural language. Considers both semantic theories and semantic phenomena from diverse languages. Does not treat techniques for improving the use of language.
  • LING 6940 - Master's Candidate for Degree
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
  • LING 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
  • LING 7800 - Open Topics in Linguistics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of instructors. Contact the department office for information.


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