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Mehdi Mohammad Ghanimifard

Doctoral Student

Mehdi Mohammad Ghanimifard
Doctoral Student
mehdi.ghanimifard@gu.se
+46 31 786 4038

Room number: C574
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Mehdi Mohammad Ghanimifard

I am PhD candidate in Computational Linguistics. My research is in grounded language generation and understanding with neural language models. The aim is to combine linguistic representations with uncertain perceptual representations in a single framework.

I think fusion of different modalities is one of the core questions in modelling. In a sense, understanding is about changing several representations or mapping them into an actionable representation. Modelling language essentially deals with high level representations. When we deal with grounded language in visual perception, several different levels of representations for both vision and language models is required. This includes explanation about "when" and "where" system needs "what" kind of composition and fusion of representations. Modelling spatial language deals with all these aspects. This is why the focus of my research is mainly on spatial language.

In addition to my research as PhD student, I have been TA for following courses in Master in Language Technology (MLT) programme in last three/four years:

  • Artificial intelligence: Cognitive systems (Formerly: "Embodied and Situated Language Processing") (November-January)
  • Statistical Methods for NLP (January to March)
  • Computational Semantics (April-June)

 

Major publications

What goes into a word: generating image descriptions with top-down spatial knowledge
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG-2019), Tokyo, Japan, 28 Oct -1 Nov, 2019 / Kees van Deemter, Chenghua Lin, Hiroya Takamura (Editors), Tokyo, Japan, Association for Computational Linguistics, 2019

What a neural language model tells us about spatial relations
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Proceedings of the Combined Workshop on Spatial Language Understanding (SpLU) and Grounded Communication for Robotics (RoboNLP) at NAACL-HLT 2019, June 6, 2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2019

Exploring the Functional and Geometric Bias of Spatial Relations Using Neural Language Models
Simon Dobnik, Mehdi Ghanimifard, John D. Kelleher
Proceedings of SpLU 2018 at NAACL-HLT 2018, June 6, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana / Parisa Kordjamshidi, Archna Bhatia, James Pustejovsky, Marie-Francine Moens (eds.) , New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2018

"Deep" Learning : Detecting Metaphoricity in Adjective-Noun Pairs
Yuri Bizzoni, Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Mehdi Ghanimifard
Proceedings of the Workshop on Stylistic Variation, EMNLP2017, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 7–11, 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2017

Learning to Compose Spatial Relations with Grounded Neural Language Models
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Proceedings of IWCS 2017: 12th International Conference on Computational Semantics, Montpellier 19-22 September 2017 / Claire Gardent and Christian Retoré (eds.), Association for Computational Linguistics, 2017

Latest publications

Why the pond is not outside the frog? Grounding in contextual representations by neural language models
Mehdi Ghanimifard
Gothenburg, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science. The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP), University of Gothenburg, Doctoral thesis 2020
Doctoral thesis

Synthetic Propaganda Embeddings to Train a Linear Projection
Adam Ek, Mehdi Ghanimifard
Proceedings of The 2nd Workshop on NLP for Internet Freedom : Censorship, Disinformation, and Propaganda, November 4, 2019, Hong Kong / Anna Feldman, Giovanni Da San Martino, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Chris Brew, Chris Leberknight, Preslav Nakov (Editors), Stroudsburg, PA, Association for Computational Linguistics, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Interactive visual grounding with neural networks
José Miguel Cano Santín, Simon Dobnik, Mehdi Ghanimifard
Proceedings of LondonLogue - Semdial 2019: The 23rd Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, London, 4-6 September 2019, London, UK, Queen Mary University of London, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

What goes into a word: generating image descriptions with top-down spatial knowledge
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG-2019), Tokyo, Japan, 28 Oct -1 Nov, 2019 / Kees van Deemter, Chenghua Lin, Hiroya Takamura (Editors), Tokyo, Japan, Association for Computational Linguistics, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Language, Action and Perception (APL-ESSLLI): Lecture Notes of a Course in Language and Computation
Simon Dobnik, John D. Kelleher, Mehdi Ghanimifard
ESSLLI 2019, 31 European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information, 5 -6 August 2019, Riga, Latvia, Riga, Latvia, University of Latvia, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

What a neural language model tells us about spatial relations
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Proceedings of the Combined Workshop on Spatial Language Understanding (SpLU) and Grounded Communication for Robotics (RoboNLP) at NAACL-HLT 2019, June 6, 2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Bigrams and BiLSTMs Two neural networks for sequential metaphor detection
Yuri Bizzoni, Mehdi Ghanimifard
Proceedings of the Workshop on Figurative Language Processing at NAACL HLT 2018. 6 June 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Visual grounding of spatial relations in recurrent neural language models
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Workshop on Models and Representations in Spatial Cognition (MRSC-3) at 11th International Conference on Spatial Cognition 2018, 5 September 2018, Tübingen, Germany, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Exploring the Functional and Geometric Bias of Spatial Relations Using Neural Language Models
Simon Dobnik, Mehdi Ghanimifard, John D. Kelleher
Proceedings of SpLU 2018 at NAACL-HLT 2018, June 6, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana / Parisa Kordjamshidi, Archna Bhatia, James Pustejovsky, Marie-Francine Moens (eds.) , New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Major publications

What goes into a word: generating image descriptions with top-down spatial knowledge
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG-2019), Tokyo, Japan, 28 Oct -1 Nov, 2019 / Kees van Deemter, Chenghua Lin, Hiroya Takamura (Editors), Tokyo, Japan, Association for Computational Linguistics, 2019

What a neural language model tells us about spatial relations
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Proceedings of the Combined Workshop on Spatial Language Understanding (SpLU) and Grounded Communication for Robotics (RoboNLP) at NAACL-HLT 2019, June 6, 2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2019

Exploring the Functional and Geometric Bias of Spatial Relations Using Neural Language Models
Simon Dobnik, Mehdi Ghanimifard, John D. Kelleher
Proceedings of SpLU 2018 at NAACL-HLT 2018, June 6, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana / Parisa Kordjamshidi, Archna Bhatia, James Pustejovsky, Marie-Francine Moens (eds.) , New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2018

"Deep" Learning : Detecting Metaphoricity in Adjective-Noun Pairs
Yuri Bizzoni, Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Mehdi Ghanimifard
Proceedings of the Workshop on Stylistic Variation, EMNLP2017, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 7–11, 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2017

Learning to Compose Spatial Relations with Grounded Neural Language Models
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Proceedings of IWCS 2017: 12th International Conference on Computational Semantics, Montpellier 19-22 September 2017 / Claire Gardent and Christian Retoré (eds.), Association for Computational Linguistics, 2017

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2020

Why the pond is not outside the frog? Grounding in contextual representations by neural language models
Mehdi Ghanimifard
Gothenburg, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science. The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP), University of Gothenburg, Doctoral thesis 2020
Doctoral thesis

2019

Synthetic Propaganda Embeddings to Train a Linear Projection
Adam Ek, Mehdi Ghanimifard
Proceedings of The 2nd Workshop on NLP for Internet Freedom : Censorship, Disinformation, and Propaganda, November 4, 2019, Hong Kong / Anna Feldman, Giovanni Da San Martino, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Chris Brew, Chris Leberknight, Preslav Nakov (Editors), Stroudsburg, PA, Association for Computational Linguistics, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Interactive visual grounding with neural networks
José Miguel Cano Santín, Simon Dobnik, Mehdi Ghanimifard
Proceedings of LondonLogue - Semdial 2019: The 23rd Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, London, 4-6 September 2019, London, UK, Queen Mary University of London, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

What goes into a word: generating image descriptions with top-down spatial knowledge
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG-2019), Tokyo, Japan, 28 Oct -1 Nov, 2019 / Kees van Deemter, Chenghua Lin, Hiroya Takamura (Editors), Tokyo, Japan, Association for Computational Linguistics, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Language, Action and Perception (APL-ESSLLI): Lecture Notes of a Course in Language and Computation
Simon Dobnik, John D. Kelleher, Mehdi Ghanimifard
ESSLLI 2019, 31 European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information, 5 -6 August 2019, Riga, Latvia, Riga, Latvia, University of Latvia, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

What a neural language model tells us about spatial relations
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Proceedings of the Combined Workshop on Spatial Language Understanding (SpLU) and Grounded Communication for Robotics (RoboNLP) at NAACL-HLT 2019, June 6, 2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

2018

Bigrams and BiLSTMs Two neural networks for sequential metaphor detection
Yuri Bizzoni, Mehdi Ghanimifard
Proceedings of the Workshop on Figurative Language Processing at NAACL HLT 2018. 6 June 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Visual grounding of spatial relations in recurrent neural language models
Mehdi Ghanimifard, Simon Dobnik
Workshop on Models and Representations in Spatial Cognition (MRSC-3) at 11th International Conference on Spatial Cognition 2018, 5 September 2018, Tübingen, Germany, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Exploring the Functional and Geometric Bias of Spatial Relations Using Neural Language Models
Simon Dobnik, Mehdi Ghanimifard, John D. Kelleher
Proceedings of SpLU 2018 at NAACL-HLT 2018, June 6, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana / Parisa Kordjamshidi, Archna Bhatia, James Pustejovsky, Marie-Francine Moens (eds.) , New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

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