About Me

I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the Linguistics Department of CU-Boulder and the CLEAR lab, working with Martha Palmer and Laura Michaelis.  My dissertation focuses on implicit roles — unstated semantic roles — from both a computational and theoretical perspective.

My general research interests revolve around issues of semantic and pragmatic representation, with an emphasis on developing tractable annotations of tricky semantic and pragmatic issues.  Linguistically, I’m a big fan of usage-based, constructional approaches to grammar,  and feel that those approaches can be profitably combined modern deep representation learning.

Selected corpora I’ve developed or co-developed:

  • The Richer Event Description corpus: A corpus of event coreference (and normal entity coreference), with temporal and causal annotation.  This was developed as a gold-standard representation of capturing temporal and event structure in documents. [data][guidelines][paper]
  • The Multi-sentence AMR corpus: A subset of the Abstract Meaning Representation project annotated with document-level anaphoric, bridging, and implicit role information. [date forthcoming (next AMR release)][guidelines][paper in preparation]
  • The Unified Propbank: An expansion of English Propbank, bringing the predicate and role inventory in line with the Abstract Meaning Representation corpus and dramatically expanding coverage over nouns and adjectives. [project website][paper forthcoming (LREC 2018, O’Gorman et al.)]


Feel free to email me , check my github page, or view my publications.