About Me


I am affiliated to the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex (UK) and at the Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Since 2007 I have held a CNPq Research Fellowship.

I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2001, and held postdoc positions at the University of Cambridge and University of Essex (UK). I have also been a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy in 2014/2015 and in the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems in 2011/2012. In 2014 I was a Visiting Scholar at the Labo­ra­toire LaTTiCe at the École Normale Supé­rieure (France), in 2012/2013 an Erasmus-Mundus Visting Scholar at Saarland University (Germany) and from 2006-2009 at the Computer Science Department, University of Bath.

I am a member of the Language and Computation Group of the University of Essex (UK) and of the Neurocomputational and Language Processing Laboratory of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). My research interests are in lexical semantics, multilinguality, and cognitively motivated NLP. This work includes techniques for Multiword Expression treatment using statistical methods and distributional semantic models, and applications like Text Simplification and Question Answering, for languages like English and Portuguese.

Contact Information

Email: alinev at gmail<dot> com