Yoav Artzi

Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
Box 352350
Seattle, WA 98195-2350
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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 I am currently supported by a 2014 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship and an Amazon AWS in Education grant.

In August 2015, I will join the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University as an assistant professor at Cornell Tech in New York City.

I am looking for PhD students. Email me if you are interested.


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.

UW SPF: The University of Washington Semantic Parsing Framework Yoav Artzi and Luke Zettlemoyer In Arxiv, 2013. [Bibtex]

Semantic Parsing with CCGs Tutorial

Our tutorial on Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars was featured in ACL 2013, EMNLP 2014 and AAAI 2015. The complete tutorial materials and videos are available here.

ACL 2014 Workshop on Semantic Parsing (SP14)

We organized a workshop in ACL 2014. See the workshop website for details.