Il est de toute première instance que nous façonnions nos idées comme s'il s'agissait d'objets manufacturés.
Je suis prêt à vous procurer les moules.
You shall know a word by the company it keeps.
John R. Firth
Roberto Navigli is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome and a member of the Linguistic Computing Laboratory. In 2007 he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from "La Sapienza" (winner of the Marco Cadoli 2007 national prize for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Artificial Intelligence). He is also a visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton (UK).
I moved to the new informatics and statistics building in viale Regina Elena, 295, second floor, room G24!
Associate Editor (2013-2016) of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier). To say "it's a great honour" is an understatement!
Keynote speaker at the Third Workshop on Data Extraction and Object Search (DEOS), Oxford, UK, July 7-8, 2013
Keynote speaker at the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLING), Samos, Greece, March 24-30, 2013: BabelNet and OntoLearn Reloaded: two "juicy" perspectives on lexical knowledge acquisition.
Area Chair of the 2013 Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2013), Atlanta, USA, June 2013.
Guest editor with Fabian M. Suchanek of a Special Issue of the on "Semantic Search".
Journal of Web Semantics
Invited speaker at the 3rd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web joint with ISWC 2012, Boston, MA, November 11-15, 2012: "BabelNet goes to the (Multilingual) Semantic Web".
CLEF 2013 Lab chair
Publication chair of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013)
Co-organizer of two Semeval-2013 tasks:
Brand-new Web site for the MultiJEDI ERC Starting Grant
for the M.Sc. course in Brand-new Web site and blog Natural Language Processing (5 March-8 June 2012)!
Invited to the Dagstuhl Seminar on the Multilingual Semantic Web
Invited speaker at the 6th International Workshop on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse (PAN'12), Rome, Italy, September 17-20, 2012: "Babelplagiarism: what can BabelNet do for cross-language plagiarism detection?".
Invited speaker at the 3rd Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR 2012), Bari, Italy, January 26-27, 2012: "Semantic is beautiful: clustering and diversifying search results with graph-based Word Sense Induction".
Track Chair of the 21st International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2012), Lyon, France, April 16-20, 2012.
("A Graph-based Algorithm for Inducing Lexical Taxonomies from Scratch") is now available! 5-minute video of our IJCAI 2011 paper
Invited speaker at the 38th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science (SOFSEM 2012): "Don't Take Shortcuts! Computational Lexical Semantics and The Turing Test".
Keynote speaker at the 2011 Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2011): "Is It Just a Waste of Time? Word Sense Disambiguation for the Skeptic".
Member of the Editorial Board (2011-2013) of Computational Linguistics (MIT Press).
Member of the Editorial Board of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (Springer)
first Italian researcher to win an in "computer science and informatics" (and first ERC Starting Grant in Natural Language Processing!). The project (2011-2016) will focus on ERC Starting Grant multilingual semantic processing.
Interests and Collaborations
His research interests lie in the field of Natural Language Processing, including: Word Sense Disambiguation and Induction, Ontology Learning, Knowledge Representation, Information Retrieval, the Semantic Web and its applications.
He has/had collaborations with many research institutes and universities, including: ILCC, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh; Department of Informatics, University of Sussex; Seminar für Computerlinguistik, University of Heidelberg, the Zanichelli dictionary publisher, Laboratory for Enterprise Knowledge and Systems, IASI-CNR.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Natural Language Engineering (Cambridge University Press, 2010-2012).
Guest editor (with Ed Hovy and Simone Ponzetto) of a Special Issue of the Artificial Intelligence Journal on "Artificial Intelligence, Wikipedia and Semi-Structured Resources".
Committee member of the *SEM 2013 Shared Task
Area Chair of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010), Uppsala, Sweden, July 11-16, 2010.
Senior Program Committee (SPC) member of IJCAI 2011 (the 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence)
Senior Program Committee (SPC) member of IJCAI 2009 (the 21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence)
Co-organizer of the AAAI 2010 workshop on Collaboratively-built Knowledge Sources and Artificial Intelligence, July 11, 2010
Executive board member (2007-2010) of the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon (SIGLEX).
Recent Program Committees ( click here for an extended list):
2013: ACL, CICLING, ESWC, IWCS, NAACL, W3C Multilingual Web Workshop, SIGIR, WSDM
2012: WWW , (track chair) AAAI, ACL, CICLING, COLING, EACL, EKAW, EMNLP-CoNLL , (best reviewer award :-)) ESWC, IIR, IMRSMCA, LREC, MSW3, NAACL-HLT
2011: IJCAI , (senior) AAAI, ACL, CICLING, CIKM, ESWC, FLAIRS, IEKA, IJCNLP, RANLP, RELMS, SSST-5, TextInfer
2010: ACL, (area chair) EMNLP, COLING, NAACL-HLT, EKAW
2009: IJCAI , (senior) ACL-IJCNLP, EACL, EMNLP, FLAIRS, RANLP, TextGraphs-4, SEW-2009
2008: ACL, EMNLP, FLAIRS, IJCNLP, OLP3
2007: ACL, EMNLP-CoNLL, RANLP, FLAIRS
2006: COLING-ACL, EMNLP, FLAIRS
Co-organizer of two Semeval-2007 tasks, the reference international WSD competition held in Prague in conjunction with ACL 2007:
wordle of Roberto's research:
La semplicità è la sofisticazione suprema.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing
Chi ha paura muore ogni giorno