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Stefano Menini

  • Phone: +39 0461 314942
  • FBK Trento
Short bio

After my bachelor's degree in Philosophy at the University of Verona, I moved towards a more computational approach to texts and I got a master's degree in Philosophy and Language at the University of Trento that, beside philosophy, gave me a background in Natural Language Procession and logic. My master thesis work was about modeling the meaning of determiners by using a distributional  semantic approach and it was carried out under the supervision of Marco Baroni. In September 2018  I obtained my Ph.D. in Information Technologies at the ICT Doctoral School of the University of Trento with a thesis on the classification of topic based agreement and disagreement in the political domain.

In 2012 I started working at CELCT, an organization that operated in the field of the evaluation of language and communication technologies, where I worked on corpora creation and annotation tasks for NLP.

At present, I'm working in the Digital Humanities group in FBK.
My areas of research cover the automatic detection of cyberbullying (CREEP Project) and language simplification (SIMPATICO project).

Publications

Michele Corazza, Stefano Menini, Pinar Arslan, Rachele Sprugnoli, Elena Cabrio, Sara Tonelli, Serena Villata. Comparing Different Supervised Approaches to Hate Speech Detection. To appear in proceedings of Evalita 2018, Torino, Italy

Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Stefano Menini, Sara Tonelli, Luca Ducceschi, Leonardo Herzog. Towards Personalised Simplification based on L2 Learners' Native Language. To appear in proceedings of CLiC-it 2018, Torino, Italy

Rachele Sprugnoli, Stefano Menini, Sara Tonelli, Filippo Oncini and Enrico Piras. Creating a WhatsApp Dataset to Study Pre-teen Cyberbullying. ALW2: 2nd Workshop on Abusive Language Online, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2018

Michele Corazza, Stefano Menini, Pinar Arslan, Rachele Sprugnoli, Elena Cabrio, Sara Tonelli, Serena Villata. InriaFBK at Germeval 2018: Identifying Offensive Tweets Using Recurrent Neural Networks. Germeval, Vienna, Austria, 2018

Stefano Menini, Elena Cabrio, Sara Tonelli, and Serena Villata. Never retreat,never retract: Argumentation analysis for political speeches. AAAI, New Orleans, U.S., 2018

Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Sara Tonelli, Stefano Menini, Giovanni Moretti. Using Semantic Linking to Understand Persons’ Networks extracted from Text. Frontiers in Digital Humanities 4, 2017

Stefano Menini, Federico Nanni, Simone Paolo Ponzetto and Sara Tonelli. Topic-Based Agreement and Disagreement in US Electoral Manifestos. EMNLP, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017

Stefano Menini, Rachele Sprugnoli, Giovanni Moretti, Enrico Bignotti, Sara Tonelli, Bruno Lepri. RAMBLE ON: Tracing Movements of Popular Historical Figures. EACL, Valencia, Spain, 2017

Stefano Menini and Sara Tonelli. Agreement and Disagreement: Comparison of points of view in the political domain. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2016), Osaka, Japan, 2016

Rachele Sprugnoli, Giovanni Moretti, Sara Tonelli, Stefano Menini. Fifty years of European history through the Lens of Computational Linguistics: the De Gasperi Project. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, 2(2), 89-100, 2016

Giovanni Moretti, Sara Tonelli and Stefano Menini. Building Large Persons’ Networks to Explore Digital Corpora. Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Conference (DH 2016), Krakow, Poland.

Giovanni Moretti, Rachele Sprugnoli, Stefano Menini and Sara Tonelli. ALCIDE: Extracting and visualising content from large document collections to support humanities studies. Knowledge-Based Systems, vol. 111, pp. 100-112, 2016

Stefano Menini, Rachele Sprugnoli, Antonio Uva. “Who was Pietro Badoglio?” Towards a QA system for Italian History. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)

Luisa Bentivogli, Raffaella Bernardi, Marco Marelli, Stefano Menini, Marco Baroni and Roberto Zamparelli. SICK through the SemEval glasses: Lessons learned from the evaluation of compositional distributional semantic models on full sentences through semantic relatedness and textual entailment. Journal of Language Resources and Evaluation. Springer, 50(1), 95–124, 2016

Giovanni Moretti, Sara Tonelli, Stefano Menini, Rachele Sprugnoli. ALCIDE: an online platform for the analysis of language and content in a digital environment. In Proceedings of the First Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics CLiC-it 2014 & and of the Fourth International Workshop EVALITA 2014 (pp. 270-274). Pisa University Press, 2014

Marco Marelli, Stefano Menini, Marco Baroni, Luisa Bentivogli, Raffaella Bernardi, Roberto Zamparelli. A SICK cure for the evaluation of compositional distributional semantic models. In LREC (pp. 216-223), 2014

Marco Marelli, Luisa Bentivogli, Marco Baroni, Raffaella Bernardi, Stefano Menini, Roberto Zamparelli. Semeval-2014 task 1: Evaluation of compositional distributional semantic models on full sentences through semantic relatedness and textual entailment. SemEval-2014