Pablo Gervás

Pablo Gervás (PhD DIC)

I work as Associate Professor (Profesor Titular de Universidad) at the Departamento de Ingeniería del Software e Inteligencia Artificial, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

I am the director of the NIL research group and also of the Instituto de Tecnología del Conocimiento.

Over the years, my research interests have shifted towards studying the role of narrative in human communication, with a view to applying it in human-computer interaction. My generic interest in understanding and modelling language still holds. I have the greatest respect for human creativity, and as I labour to understand it, I keep trying to tackle computational models of activities in which it is involved.

I am currently active in the following lines of research:

 

  • Natural language generation: we keep an ongoing research effort both on theoretical issues (surface realization, referring expression generation, lexicalization, aggregation, discourse planning) and applied issues (generating navigational instructions, generating narrative transcription of logs).
  • Natural language analysis: efforts include dependency parsing, opinion mining, emotion tagging and text summarization
  • NLP for accessibility: we are working on applying natural language processing technologies to improve access to information for people with disabilities of various kinds. This includes text simplification for people with reading difficulties, pictogram to text conversion for user of augmented and adaptative communication systems, and generating of specific verbal instructions for blind people.
  • NLP and literary artifacts: ongoing work includes the WASP poetry generation system, narrative composition, annotation of narrative, story generation; earlier efforts included interactive digital storytelling and automatic generation of animated films.

 

Phone: (+34) 91 394 7639
Fax: (+34) 91 394 7529
Email
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Address: Office 432
c\ Profesor José García Santesmases s/n
Departamento de Ingeniería del Software e Inteligencia Artificial
Facultad de Informática, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
28040 Madrid (Spain)

Research

Processing Language Input
Summarization | Personalization | Automatic Annotation | Dependency Analysis

Generating Language Output
Content Planning| Referring Expressions | Lexicalization | Surface Realization

Resource Building
Grammars | Text Corpora

The Story Telling Laboratory
Story Generation | Annotation of Narrative Text | Narrative Discourse Planning

 

Projects

Current Projects

MILES: Models of Interaction centred on Language, spacE and computational Semantics

Past Projects

GALANTE: GenerAción del LenguAje Natural para Textos con Emociones
IVERNAO: Instrucciones VERbales para la NAvegación basadas en Ontologías
INREDIS: INterfaces de RElación con el entorno para personas con DIScapacidad

MILU: Módulo de Interfaz Lingüístico Universal
Javy Forest: application of metaphor and blending in game environments

Publications

Pablo Gervás's publications

 

Pablo Gervás's Google Scholar Citations

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