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PhD Student in Language and Speech Technologies

Department of Linguistics
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

tel: +39 339 7044066
skype: mpiccolino
yahoo: marco_piccolino
MSN: mapblive.it
Gtalk: mapb81googlemail.com

At the moment I am in: Cambridge, UK

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Brief CV

I was born on October 15th, 1981 in Milan (Italy).
After completing a humanities-oriented high-school in Arona (Italy) I moved to Graz (Austria) where I studied General Linguistics and Classical Archeology at Karl-Franzens University (2000-2004). In the meanwhile I spent one year as an exchange student in Venice (Italy), where I studied mostly Computational Linguistics at Ca' Foscari University.
After starting a collaboration with the Computational Linguistics Lab (2004-2007), I joined the International PhD School in Language & Speech Technologies (2006-2007) at GRLMC, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona (Catalunya, Spain).
Since October 2007 I am a Marie Curie fellow in the Sound To Sense Research Training Nework and I am enrolled as a PhD student at Cambridge University, dept. of Linguistics. I am a member of Clare Hall.
My hometown is called Locatello, located in the Imagna Valley, Italy.

Research interests

My primary research interest is in linguistically-motivated computational models of spoken language. I am currently working on a computational model of human speech perception that incorporates a low level (auditory primal sketch) and a high level (hierarchical temporal memory) processing component. According to firthian prosodic analysis, in such a model phonetic detail is expected to play a role at various level in the linguistic hierarchy. (See my page at S2S for more details).
I have also worked on text-based natural language processing in several short-term projects. Relevant areas include part-of-speech tagging, syntactic parsing, anaphora resolution, semantic entailment.
Further on, I am developing a strong interest towards localized teaching materials for language and speech technologies. To this purpose I am planning to develop a multilingual lexicon of Speech and language processing (wanna help?).
All my research is motivated by a strong passion towards human languages and cognition in general.

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