Weizmann Institute

Reut Tsarfaty

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:news (and archive)

  • 12-08-2013: teaching PMRL at ESSLLI 2013
  • 30-07-2013: our first call for *ACL workshops is online EACL 2014
    (with Anja Belz, Lluis Marquez, Jill Burstein)
  • 26-06-2013: announcing a Hebrew t(h)reebank at ISCOL 2013
  • 16-06-2013: SPMRL 2013 shared task data is online
    (with Djame Seddah, Sandra Kuebler)
  • 13-05-2013: unified-SD paper accepted for publication at ACL 2013
  • 01-03-2013: our CoLi special issue on PMRL is online! open access
    (with Djame Seddah, Sandra Kuebler, Joakim Nivre)
  • 26-02-2013: teaching NLP at IDC
  • 01-01-2013: writing the PMRL book
    (via Morgan and Claypool publishers)
  • :about me

    I am a post-doctoral research fellow at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science and an adjunct lecturer at the Efi Arazi school of Computer Science at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary center. My research lies at the intersection of Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. I am interested in structure prediction, joint modeling and cross-linguistic parsing, broadly interpreted to include morphological, syntactic and semantic parsing.

    At Weizmann, I am working with Prof. David Harel on text-to-code generation as a test-bed for unrestricted natural language understanding. Before joining Weizmann, I was working with Prof. Joakim Nivre at Uppsala University on cross-linguistic parsing and cross-framework evaluation. Prior to that, I defended my PhD at the Institute for Logic Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam (UvA). My PhD project Integrated Morphological and Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution was supervised by Prof. Remko Scha and Dr. Khalil Simaan, and funded by NWO personal grant #017.001.271. In my MSc of Logic thesis, supervised by Prof. Michiel van Lambalgen and also defended at the ILLC-UvA, I investigated the Formal Semantics of Aspect in Modern Hebrew and the role the Semitic templates (binyanim) play there.

    I received my BSc at the Computer Science Department at the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology, and worked as a software engineer at Intel Israel's development center in Haifa.

    In my spare time I am also involved with NLP consultation and entrepreneurship at the library and attend philosophy seminars at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    :contact

    Reut Tsarfaty, PhD
    Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
    The Weizmann Institute of Science
    Visiting address: Ziskind Building, Room 304
    Postal address: Box 26, Rehovot 76100, Israel
    Telephone: +972-8-934-2651