School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh

Mehrnoosh

Senior Lecturer and EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow

Email: mehrnoosh.sadrzadeh@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 5213
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 433

Teaching

Natural Language Processing (Postgraduate/Undergraduate)

Natural Language Processing (aka Computational Linguistics) has become an important and growing field in the last decade. Many of the most important applications for computing now involve the processing and understanding of spoken or written language: machine translation, question answering, news summarisation, text and opinion mining, and spoken dialogue systems like the iPhone's Siri. This module will introduce the core techniques in language processing, including statistical and rule-based approaches, and show how to apply them to the main application areas.

Research

Research Interests:

My research is focused on developing high-level logical and mathematical models for computer systems, learning their parameters from data, e.g. via machine learning, automating the reasoning using proof theoretic and algebraic tools, and applying the results to mainstream and industrial tasks. My current interest is Natural Language Processing (NLP), previously I led work on Multi-Agent Systems (MAS).


For live updates and much more information, please see my personal webpage
 
Groups
Joint leader of the natural language lab
Member of the theory group, 
Associate member of the cognitive science group. 
 
Topics of Interest
Compositional Distributional Semantics
Category Theoretical Models of Natural Language
Pregroup Grammars, Vector Space Models
Dynamic Epistemic Logic, Algebra, Coalgebra, Proof Theory

Fellowships and Awards

Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship, with the BBC R&D, January 2018-2019.

Royal Society International Exchange Award, with Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg), January 2017-2019.

EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship, October 2011-2016.

Junior Research Fellowship, Wolfson College Oxford, January 2009-2013.

EPSRC Postdoctoral, Fellowship, October 2008-2011.

Royal Society International Conference Grant, 2008.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2001.

University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship, 2001.

Canada Female Doctorate Student Award, 2001.

Publications

  • Hedges J, Sadrzadeh M (2019). A generalised quantifier theory of natural language in categorical compositional distributional semantics with bialgebras. nameOfConference
  • Kennedy J, Silva A, De Queiroz R et al. (2018). 24TH WORKSHOP ON LOGIC, LANGUAGE, INFORMATION, AND COMPUTATION (WoLLIC 2017) CO-SPONSORED BY THE ASSOCIATION FOR SYMBOLIC LOGIC London, UK July 18-21, 2017. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Kartsaklis D, Balkir E (2018). Sentence entailment in compositional distributional semantics.. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, SADRZADEH M (2017). A Compositional Distributional Inclusion Hypothesis. Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics
  • Sadrzadeh M (2017). Quantization, Frobenius and Bi Algebras from the Categorical Framework of Quantum Mechanics to Natural Language Semantics. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, Ramgoolam S, Sadrzadeh M (2017). Linguistic Matrix Theory.. nameOfConference
  • (2017). Logic, Language, and Computation - 11th International Tbilisi Symposium, TbiLLC 2015, Tbilisi, Georgia, September 21-26, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. nameOfConference
  • Cvetko-Vah K, Sadrzadeh M, Kartsaklis D et al. (2017). Non-commutative Logic for Compositional Distributional Semantics. nameOfConference
  • (2017). Proceedings of the 15th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language, MOL 2017, London, UK, July 13-14, 2017. nameOfConference
  • SADRZADEH M (2016). Quantifier Scope in Categorical Compositional Distributional Semantics. Workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics and Cognitive Science
  • Sadrzadeh M, Clark S, Coecke B (2016). The Frobenius anatomy of word meanings II: possessive relative pronouns*. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Kartsaklis D (2016). Compositional Distributional Models of Meaning.. nameOfConference
  • Muskens R, Sadrzadeh M (2016). Context Update for Lambdas and Vectors. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M (2016). Distributional Inclusion Hypothesis for Tensor-based Composition.. nameOfConference
  • Milajevs D, Sadrzadeh M, Purver M (2016). Robust co-occurrence quantification for lexical distributional semantics. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Clark S, Coecke B (2016). The Frobenius anatomy of word meanings II: possessive relative pronouns.. nameOfConference
  • Piedeleu R, Kartsaklis D, Coecke B et al. (2015). Open system categorical quantum semantics in natural language processing. nameOfConference
  • Milajevs D, Sadrzadeh M, Roelleke T (2015). IR meets NLP: On the semantic similarity between subject-verb-object phrases. nameOfConference
  • Grefenstette E, Sadrzadeh M (2015). Concrete Models and Empirical Evaluations for the Categorical Compositional Distributional Model of Meaning. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M (2015). A Frobenius Model of Information Structure in Categorical Compositional Distributional Semantics.. nameOfConference
  • Balkir E, Sadrzadeh M, Coecke B (2015). Distributional Sentence Entailment Using Density Matrices.. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Sadrzadeh M, Stone M (2015). Introduction. nameOfConference
  • Piedeleu R, Kartsaklis D, Coecke B et al. (2015). Open System Categorical Quantum Semantics in Natural Language Processing.. nameOfConference
  • (2015). Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics, IWCS 2015, 15-17 April, 2015, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK. nameOfConference
  • Milajevs D, Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M et al. (2014). Evaluating Neural Word Representations in Tensor-Based Compositional Settings. nameOfConference
  • KARTSAKLIS D, SADRZADEH, M (2014). A Study of Entanglement in a Categorical Framework of Natural Language. nameOfConference
  • Ma M, Palmigiano A, Sadrzadeh M (2014). Algebraic semantics and model completeness for Intuitionistic Public Announcement Logic. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M (2014). A study of entanglement in a categorical framework of natural language. nameOfConference
  • Milajevs D, Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M et al. (2014). Evaluating Neural Word Representations in Tensor-Based Compositional Settings.. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M, Pulman S et al. (2014). Reasoning about Meaning in Natural Language with Compact Closed Categories and Frobenius Algebras.. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, Kalchbrenner N, Sadrzadeh M (2014). Resolving Lexical Ambiguity in Tensor Regression Models of Meaning.. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, Kalchbrenner N, Sadrzadeh M (2014). Resolving lexical ambiguity in tensor regression models of meaning. nameOfConference
  • Abramsky S, Sadrzadeh M (2014). Semantic Unification - A Sheaf Theoretic Approach to Natural Language.. nameOfConference
  • Abramsky S, Sadrzadeh M (2014). Semantic Unification A sheaf theoretic approach to natural language.. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Clark S, Coecke B (2014). The Frobenius anatomy of word meanings I: subject and object relative pronouns.. nameOfConference
  • Casadio C, Sadrzadeh M (2014). Word Order Alternation in Sanskrit via Precyclicity in Pregroup Grammars.. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Clark S, Coecke B (2013). The Frobenius anatomy of word meanings I: subject and object relative pronouns. nameOfConference
  • Dyckhoff R, Sadrzadeh M, Truffaut J (2013). Algebra, Proof Theory and Applications for an Intuitionistic Logic of Propositions, Actions and Adjoint Modal Operators. nameOfConference
  • Coecke B, Grefenstette E, Sadrzadeh M (2013). Lambek vs. Lambek: Functorial vector space semantics and string diagrams for Lambek calculus. nameOfConference
  • Clark S, Coecke B, Grefenstette E et al. (2013). A quantum teleportation inspired algorithm produces sentence meaning from word meaning and grammatical structure. nameOfConference
  • SADRZADEH M, Dychoff R, Truffaut J (2013). Algebra, Proof Theory and Applications for an Intuitionistic Logic of Propositions, Actions and Adjoint Modal Operators. nameOfConference
  • Coecke B, Grefenstette E, Sadrzadeh M (2013). Lambek vs. Lambek: Functorial vector space semantics and string diagrams for Lambek calculus.. nameOfConference
  • Grefenstette E, Dinu G, Zhang Y-Z et al. (2013). Multi-Step Regression Learning for Compositional Distributional Semantics. nameOfConference
  • Grefenstette E, Dinu G, Zhang Y-Z et al. (2013). Multi-Step Regression Learning for Compositional Distributional Semantics.. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M (2013). Prior disambiguation of word tensors for constructing sentence vectors. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M, Pulman S (2013). Separating Disambiguation from Composition in Distributional Semantics.. nameOfConference
  • Clark S, Coecke B, Sadrzadeh M (2013). The Frobenius Anatomy of Relative Pronouns.. nameOfConference
  • Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M, Pulman S (2012). A Unified Sentence Space for Categorical Distributional-Compositional Semantics: Theory and Experiments.. nameOfConference
  • Dyckhoff R, Sadrzadeh M, Truffaut J (2012). Algebra, Proof Theory and Applications for a Logic of Propositions, Actions and Adjoint Modal Operators.. nameOfConference
  • Pardo P, Sadrzadeh M (2012). Backward Planning in the Logics of Communication and Change.. nameOfConference
  • Pardo P, Sadrzadeh M (2012). Planning in the logics of communication and change.. nameOfConference
  • Pardo P, Sadrzadeh M (2012). Strong Planning in the Logics of Communication and Change.. nameOfConference
  • Grefenstette E, Sadrzadeh M (2011). Experimental Support for a Categorical Compositional Distributional Model of Meaning. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Grefenstette E (2011). A Compositional Distributional Semantics, Two Concrete Constructions, and Some Experimental Evaluations. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Grefenstette E (2011). A Compositional Distributional Semantics, Two Concrete Constructions, and Some Experimental Evaluations.. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Palmigiano A, Ma M (2011). Algebraic Semantics and Model Completeness for Intuitionistic Public Announcement Logic.. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M (2011). An Adventure into Hungarian Word Order with Cyclic Pregroups. nameOfConference
  • Preller A, Sadrzadeh M (2011). Bell States and Negative Sentences in the Distributed Model of Meaning.. nameOfConference
  • D'Hondt E, Sadrzadeh M (2011). Classical Knowledge for Quantum Security.. nameOfConference
  • Grefenstette E, Sadrzadeh M, Clark S et al. (2011). Concrete Sentence Spaces for Compositional Distributional Models of Meaning. nameOfConference
  • Grefenstette E, Sadrzadeh M, Clark S et al. (2011). Concrete Sentence Spaces for Compositional Distributional Models of Meaning.. nameOfConference
  • Casadio C, Sadrzadeh M (2011). Cyclic pregroups and natural language: a computational algebraic analysis.. nameOfConference
  • Grefenstette E, Sadrzadeh M (2011). Experimental Support for a Categorical Compositional Distributional Model of Meaning.. Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
  • Grefenstette E, Sadrzadeh M (2011). Experimenting with Transitive Verbs in a DisCoCat. nameOfConference
  • Preller A, Sadrzadeh M (2011). Semantic Vector Models and Functional Models for Pregroup Grammars.. nameOfConference
  • Ghadimi A, Sadrzadeh M, Mohammadi T (2010). Prediction of ternary gas permeation through synthesized PDMS membranes by using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and fuzzy logic (FL). nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Dyckhoff R (2010). POSITIVE LOGIC WITH ADJOINT MODALITIES: PROOF THEORY, SEMANTICS, AND REASONING ABOUT INFORMATION. nameOfConference
  • Coecke B, Sadrzadeh M, Clark S (2010). Mathematical Foundations for a Compositional Distributional Model of Meaning. nameOfConference
  • Panangaden P, Phillips C, Precup D et al. (2010). An Algebraic Approach to Dynamic Epistemic Logic.. nameOfConference
  • Panangaden P, Sadrzadeh M (2010). Learning in a Changing World, an Algebraic Modal Logical Approach.. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Dyckhoff R (2010). Positive Logic with adjoint Modalities: Proof Theory, Semantics, and Reasoning about Information.. nameOfConference
  • Panangaden P, Sadrzadeh M (2010). Towards a Logic for Reasoning About Learning in a Changing World.. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M (2009). Ockham's razor and reasoning about information flow. nameOfConference
  • Richards S, Sadrzadeh M (2009). Aximo: Automated Axiomatic Reasoning for Information Update.. nameOfConference
  • Casadio C, Sadrzadeh M (2009). Clitic Movement in Pregroup Grammar: A Cross-Linguistic Approach.. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M (2009). Ockham's razor and reasoning about information flow.. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Dyckhoff R (2009). Positive Logic with Adjoint Modalities: Proof Theory, Semantics and Reasoning about Information.. nameOfConference
  • Pucella R, Sadrzadeh M (2008). A Runs-and-Systems Semantics for Logics of Announcements.. nameOfConference
  • D'Hondt E, Sadrzadeh M (2008). Classical Knowledge for Quantum Security. nameOfConference
  • Cîrstea C, Sadrzadeh M (2008). Modular Games for Coalgebraic Fixed Point Logics.. nameOfConference
  • Baltag A, Coecke B, Sadrzadeh M (2007). Epistemic actions as resources. nameOfConference
  • Cîrstea C, Sadrzadeh M (2007). Coalgebraic Epistemic Update Without Change of Model.. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M (2007). High Level Quantum Structures in Linguistics and Multi Agent Systems.. nameOfConference
  • Baltag A, Sadrzadeh M (2006). The Algebra of Multi-Agent Dynamic Belief Revision.. nameOfConference
  • Baltag A, Coecke B, Sadrzadeh M (2005). Algebra and Sequent Calculus for Epistemic Actions.. nameOfConference
  • Marion M, Sadrzadeh M (2004). Reasoning About Knowledge In Linear Logic: Modalities and Complexity.. nameOfConference