I obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of the University of Brighton in Brighton, UK, in July 2003.
I was also a visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Computing Science of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland in 2011-2012.
I am interested in Human Language Technology in a broad sense, including both theoretical issues such as reference phenomena and their role in practical NLP applications.
My earlier work has focused on the combination of rule-based and statistical methods for Natural Language Generation,
addressing the issues of referring expression generation and surface realisation.
More recently I have been studying computational models of human personality, author profiling and authorship attribution. In a current research project I am also interested in developing computational models of moral stance and moral foundations recognition.