Javad started his PhD at University of Edinburgh in Autumn 2016. His research interests are in developing novel Machine Learning techniques to solve Natural Language Processing problems, especially in the area of semantics.
In particular, Javad’s interested in detecting the various statements that are made about the same identifiable entities of various types. He will use the datelines associated with the original stories to detect causal relations between event-types, as well as relations of paraphrase and entailment. The resulting semantics will be built into a semantic parser, which will be evaluated on standard datasets for question answering and text-entailment.