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Dr. Verginica BARBU MITITELU

Senior Researcher III

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General info

  • 2011-2013 postdoctoral student at the Romanian Academy. Theme of research: Semantic and Derivational Network for Romanian
  • 2009 Ph.D. (Summa cum laude) in Philology at the University of Bucharest. Thesis title: Semantic Relations (synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy). A Theoretical and Computational Linguistics Perspective (in Romanian)
  • 2002 MA in Theoretical Linguistics at the University of Bucharest
  • 2000 Erasmus student at Universität Wien
  • 2000 BA in Philology at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters

Research stages

  • 28th June – 10 July 2014: NetWordS short visit grant at Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, Tübingen Universität, Germany
  • July 2012: Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille, France
  • October 2011: Department of Computational Linguistics, Institute for Bulgarian, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • September 2011: Human Language Technology Group, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy<
  • Nov 2005-Feb 2006: Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Oct-Dec 2001, Apr-June 2002: Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, Tübingen Universität, Germany

Training shools

  • 27 June 2016 – 1 July 2016 – PARSEME second trainig school, La Rochelle, France
  • 19-23 January 2015 – PARSEME first trainig school, Prague, the Czech Republic
  • 5-16 September 2005 – RoCoLi summer school in Computational Linguistics, Sinaia, Romania
  • 25 July -6 August 2005 – EuroLAN Summer School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 8-22 September 2002 – Fall school in Empirical Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, Sozopol, Bulgaria

Work experience

  • since 2014 senior researcher III at RACAI
  • 2003-2014 senior researcher at RACAI
  • 2003-2007 senior researcher at the Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy (part time)
  • 2002-2003 English teacher at School 202
  • 2000-2002 English teacher at Grup Şcolar “Iuliu Maniu”

Evaluation activities

  • PCCA-2013 – evaluator and rapporteur
  • COST Open Call OC-2015-1 – Independent External Expert
  • COST Open Call OC-2016-1 – Independent External Expert

Organizatoric activities

  • 8th Global WordNet Conference, at Bucharest, Romania, 27-30 January 2016 (with Christiane Fellbaum, Piek Vossen, Corina Forascu)
  • ERRARE2015, at Sinaia, Romania, 12-13 September 2015 (with Ioana Vasilescu, Lori Lamel, Dan Tufis, Gilles Adda, Joseph Mariani, Sophie Rosset, Maria Candea, Martine Adda-Decker)
  • Semantic Relations. Theory and Applications, at LREC2010, Valletta, Malta, 18 May 2010 (with Viktor Pekar and Eduard Barbu)
  • Semantic Relations-II. Enhancing Resources and Applications, at LREC2012, Istanbul, Turkey, 22 May 2012 (with Octavian Popescu and Viktor Pekar)

Languages

  • English (W, R, S – fluent)
  • German – Zertifikat Deutsch
  • French (W, R, S – some)
  • Spanish (W, R, S – some)

Acknowledgements

  • 2012 – Romanian Academy Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu prize (for Atlasul limbii române pe regiuni. Sinteză – vol. II)
  • 2013 – Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Intelligent Information Systems, 20-23 August 2013, Chişinău, the Republic of Moldova (for the paper Increasing the Effectiveness of the Romanian Wordnet in NLP applications)

Research

Research interests | International & National Research Projects | Program Committees

Research interests
  • Lexical semantics
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Translation
  • Knowledge Representation

International research projects

National research projects

  • SSPR – Analizor sintactic (pentru limba română) bazat pe cunoștințe semantice (director de proiect) / EN: Semantics-driven Syntactic Parser (for Romanian) (PN-II-RU-TE-2014)
  • ACCURAT-RO – Analiza şi evaluarea corpusurilor comparabile pentru domenii ale Traducerii Automate cu mai puţine resurse (PN2, Capacităţi), coordinator: Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, 2010 – 2012
  • STAR – A System for Machine Translation for Romanian (PN2, Idei) 2009 – 2011
  • CLARIN-RO – Infrastructură pentru resurse lingvistice interoperabile pentru limba română (PN2, Capacităţi) 2009 – 2011
  • eDTLR – The Romanian Thesaurus Dictionary in electronic form (PN2, D91013/18.09.2007) 2007 – 2010
  • SIR-RESDEC – Open Domain Question Answering System for Romanian and English (PN2, D11007/18.09.2007) 2007 – 2010
  • ROTEL – Intelligent systems for the Semantic Web, based on logics, ontologies and language technologies (CEEX 29) 2005 – 2008
  • Syntactic and semantic database in XML format: an HPSG representation of verb valences in Romanian – funded by CNCSIS
  • Romanian Morphologic Dictionary in Electronic Format – funded by CNCSIS

Member in Program Committees

  • CLiB 2016 – Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria, September 9
  • RoCHI 2016 – Conferinta de Interactiune Om-Calculator, Iasi, Romania, 8-9 September
  • GWC 2016 – 8th Global WordNet Conference, Bucharest, Romania, 27-30 January
  • Errare 2015 – Errors by Humans and Machines in multimedia, multimodal and multilingual data processing, Sinaia, Romania, 11-13 September
  • CLiB 2014 – Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria, September 4, 2014
  • CogALex 2012 – Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon, Mumbai, India, December 15, 2012
  • ConsILR 2010 – Resurse lingvistice și instrumente pentru prelucrarea limbii române, București, România, May, 6-7, 2010
  • CogALex 2010 – Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon,Beijing, China, August 22, 2010
  • CLUK 2006, Milton Keynes, UK, March 8-9, 2006

Member in Scientific Committees

  • RONLP 2016, Anniversary Workshop: Written And Spoken Romanian Language In The Context Of New Information Technologies. Achievements And Prospects, Iaşi, Romania, March 24th, 2016
  • LREC 2016, Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia, 23-28 May
  • Errare 2015, Errors by Humans and Machines in multimedia, multimodal and multilingual data processing, Sinaia, Romania, 11-13 September
  • LREC 2014 – Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 28-30 May, 2014

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Contact

Surface mail Casa Academiei 13, Calea 13 Septembrie Bucharest – 050711, Romania

Phone: + 40 21 3188103

Fax: + 40 21 3188142

e-mail: vergi AT racai DOT ro