Anne-Marie Di Sciullo
Institutions: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Département de linguistique
Research interests: Theoretical linguistics; Morphology; Syntax; Roman languages; Italian; French; Computational linguistics
Anne-Marie Di Sciullo’s contributions to theoretical linguistics, biolinguistics and computational linguistics are centered on asymmetry as a cornerstone of the Language Faculty and the interfaces with the external systems. Her research results on the asymmetry of morphological relations led the way to biolinguistic investigations, relating language development, linguistic variation and principles reducing complexity. Her work in computational linguistics led to the formulation of the Asymmetry Recovering Parser, generating deterministic parses for linguistic expressions. She also developed a search engine sensitive to asymmetric relations and her work on the interface between the Language Faculty and mathematics led to the engineering of a sentiment mining system based on a compositional calculus applied on asymmetric relations.