I am currently a Lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, after having worked for a year on the FLEXILOG ERC project as a postdoc.
Previously I was a Google Doctoral Fellow and PhD student
at the Linguistic Computing Laboratory (LCL) of Sapienza University of Rome.
My background education includes an Erasmus Mundus Master in Natural Language Processing and Human Language Technology and a 5-year BSc degree in Mathematics.
I also worked for a year as a research engineer at ATILF-CNRS in Nancy (France).
I work on various topics in Natural Language Processing (NLP), mainly on the lexical and distributional semantics areas. Currently I'm working on integrating explicit knowledge (mainly from lexical resources) into downstream NLP applications, with a special focus on multilinguality and ambiguity. To this end, I have been collaborating on the BabelNet project and developing knowledge-based sense vector representations (e.g. NASARI and SW2V) to be used as a bridge between lexical resources and text-based applications. We have organized a tutorial at ACL 2016 and a workshop at EACL 2017 on this topic, and a tutorial at NAACL 2018 on the interplay between lexical resources and NLP.
I strongly believe that well-curated datasets and resources, as well as shared tasks, are key for advancing science. This year we are organizing a CodaLab challenge on evaluating context-sensitive representations on the WiC dataset. This competition was part of a shared task in the IJCAI workshop SemDeep, and is currently featured in the SuperGLUE language understanding benchmark. Last year we organized two SemEval 2018 tasks, on Hypernym Discovery and Emoji Prediction. Check them out!
NLP aside, I love travelling and sports. I was raised in Granada, a wonderful city in the south of Spain where I spent the first 20 years of my life. Then, I have been living in large European cities like Paris, Barcelona and Rome, and spent long amounts of time in Seoul. I have also lived in other smaller (but equally charming) cities: Nancy and Besançon (France) and Wolverhampton (UK). I like practising all kinds of sports: football, swimming, tennis, padel, ping pong... and chess (yes, it is also a sport!). I hold the International Master chess title and am currently the top-rated chess player of South Korea.
Note: If you are interested in doing a PhD with me, please read this note to prospective PhD students.
| Francesco Barbieri, Jose Camacho-Collados, Leonardo Neves and Luis Espinosa-Anke.
TweetEval: Unified Benchmark and Comparative Evaluation for Tweet Classification. [paper] [data]
Findings of EMNLP 2020.
| Alessandro Raganato*, Tommaso Pasini*, Jose Camacho-Collados and Mohammad Taher Pilehvar.
XL-WiC: A Multilingual Benchmark for Evaluating Semantic Contextualization. [paper] [data] [competition]
|Daniel Loureiro and Jose Camacho-Collados.
Don't Neglect the Obvious: On the Role of Unambiguous Words in Word Sense Disambiguation. [paper] [data&code]
|Zied Bouraoui, Jose Camacho-Collados and Steven Schockaert.
Inducing Relational Knowledge from BERT. [paper]
AAAI 2020, New York, USA.
|Jose Camacho-Collados*, Yerai Doval*, Eugenio Martínez-Cámara, Luis Espinosa-Anke, Francesco Barbieri and Steven Schockaert.
Learning Cross-lingual Embeddings from Twitter via Distant Supervision. [paper] [data]
ICWSM 2020, Atlanta, USA, to appear.
November 2020. Hiring! Looking for a 3-year postdoc starting early/mid 2021. All the details on how to apply here.
October 2020. Excited and honoured to be awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship!
September 2020. Recently received a research grant from Snap Research (w/ Luis Espinosa-Anke and Daniel Loureiro) and started a collaboration for investigating meaning shift in social media.
July 2020. We have created a Cardiff NLP group, which now has a Twitter account!
July 2020. Gave a talk with Luis Espinosa-Anke about our research on NLP at Cardiff University as part of the Wales Tech Week.
April 2020. Given the current situation, Taher Pilehvar and I have decided to openly release the first draft of our book Embeddings in Natural Language Processing. We also thank Morgan and Claypool for agreeing to this early release.