Ali Basirat

Ali Basirat

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

I am an assistant professor of Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics at the Center for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen. My research focuses on data-driven approaches to language technology, especially explainable natural language processing and morphosyntactic analysis. 
Specifically, I study data-driven syntax, representation learning, and word embeddings. I have introduced tools and techniques to better cope with the typological diversity of languages and improve the efficiency of language processing tools. I have also explored universal patterns in grammatical gender assignments across languages. In addition, I am interested in interpreting large language model representations and adapting them for various tasks.

Current research

  • Efficient adaptation of large language models
  • Universal dependency parsing
  • Interpreting latent representations in large language models
  • Natural language processing for environmental studies and sustainable development goals


Primary fields of research

My research is situated predominantly in the mathematical modelings of natural languages and their applications in language technology. Specifically, I am interested in:

  • Universal language models
  • Representation learning
  • Dependency syntax
  • Explainable NLP

Fields of interest

  • Natural language processing
  • Computational linguistics
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Representation learning

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