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Raquel Amaro is Assistant Professor with tenure at the NOVA University of Lisbon (NOVA FCSH) and Researcher at the Linguistics Research Center of NOVA University of Lisbon (CLUNL) since 2015. She completed her PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Lisbon in 2010 and worked as researcher (from junior to full member) at the Center of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon from 1999 to 2015. She is currently the Coordinator of the Horizon Europe project iRead4Skills and has participated in more than 25 projects in Corpus Linguistics, Computational Lexical Semantics, Lexicography and Language Technologies, of which she coordinated 7. She has been actively participating in research networks such as Keystone COST Action (2015-2019), Distant Reading COST Action (2017-2022), UniDive COST Action (2022-2026) or Heritage Language Consortium (2019-). She is part of the Board of Directors of CLUNL since 2017. She teaches Computational Linguistics, Lexicology and Lexicography and Specialized Corpus courses of the graduation, MA and PhD programs at NOVA FCSH and is supervisor of several PhD and MA projects. She was an invited teacher at Polytechnic University of Macao, China, and Pedagogic University of Maputo, Mozambique and, until 2023, she was an invited teacher and Board Member of the PhD program on Linguistics and Digital Humanities at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. She has also collaborated with Lionbridge as Computational Linguist in parsing and grammar checking development tasks in several projects. She is part of several Journal Scientific Committees and participated in many national and international Conference Scientific Committees and juries of academic degrees and reports.

Research interests

computational linguistics; lexical semantics; corpus linguistics; semantics/syntax interface; lexicology; lexicography

Education/Academic qualification

Computational Linguistics, Doctorate, Computation of Verbal Predicates in Portuguese: relational network, lexical-conceptual structure and context – the case of verbs of movement, Universidade de Lisboa

… → 2010

Award Date: 27 Apr 2010

Linguistics, Master, Adjective Position and Selective Binding: specifications for meaning computation, Universidade de Lisboa

Award Date: 18 Dec 2002

Keywords

  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • computational linguistics
  • lexical semantics
  • lexicology and lexicography
  • corpus linguistics
  • semantics/syntax interface

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