I am researcher of the Loria (Lorraine Lab of Computer Science and its
Applications) at CNRS (the National Center of Scientific Research). Until 2016 I was research fellow in the ERC-funded COMPOSES project at the University of Trento.
I hold a PhD in Linguistics from
the University of California Los Angeles.
My work in semantics employs both formal and computational methods. My core interests are in semantic compositionality at the lexical level: how meanings of words interact to derive the meanings of phrases and sentences. Specific research topic include:
- integrating formal and distributional models of semantics
- mathematical and cognitive aspects of distributional semantics
- semantics of conjunctions
- (in Russian) Denis Paperno and Anna Maloletniaia. Ben iazyk [The Beng language]. Languages of the World: Mande Languages. Edited by Valentin F. Vydrin, Yulia V. Mazurova, Andrej A. Kibrik, Elena B. Markus. St. Petersburg: Nestor-Historia, 2017. Pp. 1000-1031.
- D. Paperno and M. Baroni. When the whole is less than the sum of its parts. Computational Linguistics 42(2): 345-350.
- G. Kruszewski, D. Paperno, R. Bernardi and M. Baroni. There is no logical negation here, but there are alternatives. Computational Linguistics
42(4) (special issue on Formal Distributional Semantics):
637-660. The data
set described in this article.
- Alicia Krebs and Denis Paperno. 2016. When Hyperparameters Help: Beneficial Parameter Combinations in Distributional Semantic Models. Proceedings of *SEM 2016 (Fourth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics), East Stroudsburg PA: ACL.
- D. Ryzhova, M. Kyuseva, and D. Paperno. 2016. Typology of adjectives benchmark for compositional distributional models. Proceedings of the 10th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 2016: 1253-1257.
- D. Paperno, G. Kruszewski, A. Lazaridou, Q Pham, R. Bernardi, S. Pezzelle, M. Baroni, G. Boleda and R. Fernandez. 2016. The LAMBADA dataset: Word prediction requiring a broad discourse context. Proceedings of ACL 2016 (54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics), East Stroudsburg PA: ACL. The LAMBADA page, with the dataset.
- Alicia Krebs and Denis Paperno. 2016. Capturing Discriminative Attributes in a Distributional Space: Task Proposal. Presented at RepEval 2016: The First Workshop on Evaluating Vector Space Representations for NLP. Berlin, Germany.
Major earlier work (see this page for more papers)
- G. Kruszewski, D. Paperno and M. Baroni. 2015. Deriving Boolean structures from distributional vectors. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 3: 375-388.
- S. Ritter, C. Long, D. Paperno, M. Baroni, M. Botvinick and A. Goldberg. 2015. Leveraging preposition ambiguity to assess compositional distributional models of semantics. Proceedings of *SEM 2015 (Fourth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics), East Stroudsburg PA: ACL, 199-204.
- R. Bernardi, G. Boleda, R. Fernandez and D. Paperno. 2015. Distributional semantics in use. Proceedings of LSD 2015 (First Workshop on Linking Computational Models of Lexical, Sentential and Discourse-level Semantics), East Stroudsburg PA: ACL, 95-101.
- D. Paperno, N. Pham and M. Baroni. 2014. A practical and linguistically-motivated approach to compositional distributional semantics. Proceedings of ACL 2014 (52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics), East Stroudsburg PA: ACL, 90-99. Code for the PLF model.
- D. Paperno, M. Marelli, K. Tentori and M. Baroni. 2014. Corpus-based estimates of word association predict biases in judgment of word co-occurrence likelihood. Cognitive Psychology 74: 66-83.
- Grammatical description of Beng, a Mande language spoken in Cote d'Ivoire. Appeared in Mandenkan 51, 2014.
- An Alternative semantics for Negative Conjunction in Russian. To appear. Proceedings of FASL 23, Michigan Slavic Publications, 2014
See also my old website
(last updated in 2012) for some older papers and abstracts.