tdeoskar AT inf DOT ed DOT ac DOT uk

Tel: +44 (0) 131 651 5643

Postal Address
Informatics Forum
Room 3-51
University of Edinburgh
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Scotland, UK.



I have moved to the University of Amsterdam, as of Feb 2016. Please click here to find my new homepage.

Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher (officially, Research Associate) at the Institute for Language, Cognition & Computation (ILCC), University of Edinburgh, working with Mark Steedman under the GramPlus project.

my research in a nutshell

I am interested in statistical models of language, particularly of syntax. I have worked on building statistical parsing models whose representations are more linguistically sophisticated that typical parsers. Due to the data-sparseness associated with supervised models with complex representations, I am specifically interested in harnessing unlabeled data for these by using semi-supervised learning techniques.
In the GramPlus project, we are engaged in solving challenges related to the generalization of statistical CCG grammars in order to make them both broad-coverage and accurate.
Additionally, I am interested in the syntax and semantics of languages spoken in India, specifically Hindi and Marathi.

recent and upcoming activities


Combinatory Categorial Grammar
Reading Group Probabilitic Models of Language
Reading Group Machine Learning for NLP