Mr Edward Thomas Grefenstette
+44 7841 143380
+44 1865 273825
Room 217, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computational Linguistics
- Information Retrieval
- Category Theory
- Quantum Informatics
- Foundations of Mathematics
I am a Franco-American computer scientist, working as a research assistant on EPSRC Project EP/I03808X/1 entitled A Unified Model of Compositional and Distributional Semantics: Theory and Applications. I am simultaneously finishing a DPhil on compositional distributional models of natural language semantics, funded (Oct '09 to Oct '12) by an EPSRC Doctoral Training Account. I am also lecturing at Hertford College to students taking Oxford's new computer science and philosophy course.
I principally collaborate with the following people:
I recently completed work with Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh and Chris Heunen as an editor on the production of a book entitled "Quantum physics and linguistics: a compositional, diagrammatic discourse" to be published by Oxford University Press (planned for release in February 2013).
In addition to my research, I am keenly interested in helping with the outreach activities of the department and University, and regularly participate in open days and school events promoting interest in Computer Science and CompPhil, state school accessibility to Oxford, and encouraging young women to consider science at university.
Before coming to the department in 2008 to do the MSc which led to my DPhil, I did graduate work in the philosophy departments at the University of St Andrews in mathematical logic, the foundation of mathematics, and some philosophy of language. Prior to this, I obtained a BSc in Physics & Philosophy from the University of Sheffield.
When not working in my office (Room 217), I can be found:
Quantum Physics and Linguistics: A Compositional‚ Diagrammatic Discourse
Chris Heunen‚ Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh and Edward Grefenstette, editors
Oxford University Press. February, 2013.
Towards a Formal Distributional Semantics: Simulating Logical Calculi with Tensors
In Proceedings of the Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics. 2013.
Lambek vs. Lambek: Functorial Vector Space Semantics and String Diagrams for Lambek Calculus
Bob Coecke‚ Edward Grefenstette and Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh
In Annals of Pure and Applied Logic. 2013.