I am a Ph.D. student in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. My advisor is Luke Zettlemoyer. I received my BSc in Computer Science summa cum laude from Tel Aviv University. In 2012, I received a Yahoo Key Scientific Challenge award, and in 2014 I will be supported by a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship.
My current research is in the intersection of natural language processing, machine learning and learning through interaction. My research focuses on various questions about the nature of language, how it can be learned and the situated nature of its meaning. Specifically, I am interested in learning to automatically recover the meaning of language in situated interactive environments using the weak signal generated by system interactions.
The University of Washington Semantic Parsing Framework (UW SPF) is an open source research software package. It includes a semantic parsing algorithm, a flexible meaning representation language and learning algorithms. To get SPF and learn more about it, click here. SPF's documentation is available here. For technical questions and queries, see the UW SPF Google Group.
In ACL 2013 we gave a tutorial titled Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars. The complete tutorial materials and videos are available here.