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Martín Villalba

Institut für Deutsche Sprache und Literatur I

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter LAMBDA Project 

Raum: 2.113
Email: mvillal1@uni-koeln.de

telefon: +49 (0) 221 470 6931



Forschungsschwerpunkte / Research Focus

  • Natural Language Generation: Advancing NLG systems for creative, personalized, and informative text generation. Enhancing creative capabilities, personalizing text output, and extracting meaningful information from corpora. Creating NLG systems for Human-Computer Interaction that remain flexible while preserving the user’s data privacy rights.
  • Natural Language Processing: Develop NLP systems that are robust, insightful, and natural. Extracting deeper meaning from unstructured data and simulate human-quality processing.

Biographisches / Biography

  • February 2019 to December 2022: NLP Expert Applied Mathematics – Applied Mathematics Group. Bayer AG
  • January 2013 to August 2019: Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics. Department of Language Science and Technology, Saarland University, Germany.
  • October 2011 to March 2012: R&D Internship, Silvergate Group. IBM Argentina
  • March 2002 to February 2011: Litentiate in Computer Science (M.Sc. Equivalent). Faculty for Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics (FAMAF), National University of Córdoba, Argentina.
  • April 2007 to February 2011 System Administration & Software Development Planning and Institutional Management Ministry, National University of Córdoba, Argentina.

Publikationen / Publications

  • Daniel Gildea, Min-Yen Kan, Nitin Madnani, Christoph Teichmann and Martín Villalba: The ACL Anthology: Current State and Future Directions.Workshop for NLP Open Source Software (NLP-OSS) – July 20, 2018.
  • Martín Villalba, Christoph Teichmann, and Alexander Koller: Generating Contrastive Referring Expressions. 55th Annual Meeting of the ACL – August 2017, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Nikolina Koleva, Martín Villalba, Maria Staudte, and Alexander Koller: The Impact of Listener Gaze on Predicting Reference Resolution. 53rd Annual Meeting of the ACL – July 2015, Beijing, China.
  • Nikos Engonopoulos, Martín Villalba, Ivan Titov, and Alexander Koller: Predicting the Resolution of Referring Expressions from User Behavior. EMNLP 2013 – October 2013, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Luciana Benotti, Tessa Lau, and Martín Villalba: Interpreting Natural Language Instructions Using Language, Vision, and Behavior. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (Tiis) – Special Issue on Multiple
  • Modalities in Interactive Systems and Robots. October 2014, Volume 4 Issue 3
  • Luciana Benotti, Tessa Lau, Julián Cerruti, and Martín Villalba: Corpus-based Interpretation of Instructions in Virtual Environments. 50th Annual Meeting of the ACL – April 2012, Jeju, Korea