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Students and PostDocs

PhD students:
Past students and postdocs:


  • Pengxiang Cheng, 2020: Learning Better Latent Representations from Semantic Knowledge.
  • Elisa Ferracane, 2020 (co-advised Junyi Jessy Li): Subjective Discourse Analysis.
  • Su Wang, 2020 (co-advised with Greg Durrett): Exploring Distributional Semantics in Lexical Representations and Narrative Modeling.
  • Alex Rosenfeld, 2019: Computational models of lexical change.
  • Stephen Roller, 2017 (co-advised with Ray Mooney): Identifying Lexical Relationships and Entailments with Distributional Semantics.
  • Iz Beltagy, 2016. (co-advised with Ray Mooney):  Natural Language Semantics Using Probabilistic Logic.
  • Nicholas Gaylord, 2013 (co-advised with Colin Bannard): The "resolution" of word meaning in context.
  • Taesun Moon, 2011: Word meaning in context as a paraphrase distribution: Evidence, Learning, and Inference.
  • Alexis Palmer, 2009 (co-advised with Jason Baldridge): Semi-automated annotation and active learning for language documentation.


  • Alex Tomkovich
  • Inge de Bleecker
  • Stephen Hilderbrand

Honors theses and undergraduate research assistants:

  • Isaiah Hogue
  • Gus Baker-Kallus
  • Sunny Ananthanarayan
  • Kaitlin Adams
  • Kelsey Ball
  • Urmilla Banerjee
  • Riley Brands
  • Meghana Chappidi
  • Aidan Coyne.
  • Kristen Marshello
  • Travis Nguyen
  • Jessika Roesner
  • Emily Tagtow
  • Jeane Wenzel
  • Winston Wu
  • Andrew Young

Research assistants:

  • Kelly Smith

Diploma theses:
  • Oliver Culo, 2006. Thesis: "Methoden zur manuellen und automatischen Verknuepfung semantischer Verbklassifikationen"
  • Hajo Keffer, 2003. Thesis: "Automatic frame annotation for German"