I am currently a Research Associate at Cardiff University working on the FLEXILOG project.
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.
I strongly believe that well-curated datasets and resources, as well as shared tasks, are key for advancing science. This year we are organizing 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.
Semantic Vector Representations of Word Senses, Concepts and Entities and their Applications in Natural Language Processing. [thesis]
PhD Thesis (2018).
|Jose Camacho-Collados and Mohammad Taher Pilehvar.
On the Role of Text Preprocessing in Neural Network Architectures: An Evaluation Study on Text Categorization and Sentiment Analysis. [paper]
arXiv preprint arXiv:1707.01780 (2017).
|Massimiliano Mancini*, Jose Camacho-Collados*, Ignacio Iacobacci and Roberto Navigli.
Embedding Words and Senses Together via Joint Knowledge-Enhanced Training. [paper] [data&code]
CoNLL 2017, Vancouver, Canada.
|Mohammad Taher Pilehvar, Jose Camacho-Collados, Roberto Navigli and Nigel Collier.
Towards a Seamless Integration of Word Senses into Downstream NLP Applications. [paper] [bib] [data&code]
ACL 2017, Vancouver, Canada.
|Claudio Delli Bovi, Jose Camacho-Collados, Alessandro Raganato and Roberto Navigli.
EuroSense: Automatic Harvesting of Multilingual Sense Annotations from Parallel Text. [paper] [bib] [data]
ACL 2017 (short), Vancouver, Canada.
December 2017. Area chair in COLING 2018.
December 2017. Won the research prize of the Spanish police foundation for developing VeriPol, a system for automatically detecting the falsehood of police reports directly from its text content.
September 2017. To attend Google's Natural Language Processing Summit in Zurich (25-27 September).
June 2017. To attend Google's Machine Learning Summit in Zurich (12-14 June).
April 2017. Two papers (one short and one long) accepted at ACL 2017. Joint works with Claudio Delli Bovi, Alessandro Raganato and Roberto Navigli, and Taher Pilehvar and Nigel Collier.