Name: Raquel Amaro

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Academic Degree: PhD

Professional Status: Assistant Professor, FCSH - Universidade Nova

CLUL's Research Sector: Grammar & Resources

Research Areas: Computational Lexical Semantics

Other Research Areas: Syntax/Semantics Interface, Corpus Linguistics

CLG webpage:
http://www.clul.ul.pt/clg/eng/equipa/RaquelAmaro.html

 



Academic Degrees:

  • 2010: PhD in Computational Linguistics, University of Lisbon.
  • 2002: Master in Linguistics (Natural Language Processing), Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon.
  • 1999: Bachelor (4 years degree) in Linguistics, Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon.

 


Activities:

  • since September 2015: Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, New University of Lisbon.
  • March 2015 - August - 2015: Assistant Researcher (International 2014 FCT Investigator Programme) at the Center of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon.
  • April 2010 - February 2015: Researcher (eq.) CLUL (FCT Post PhD Fellowship grantee January 2012 to January 2015)
  • September 2008 - November 2011: Coordinator of the Local Learning Center of the Portuguese Open University in Abrantes, partial time.
  • November 2003 - April 2010: Assistant Researcher (eq.), CLUL (FCT PhD Fellowship grantee from November 2003 to October 2007).
  • January - October 2003: Assistant Researcher (eq.), CLUL.
  • 2000-2002: Junior Researcher (eq.), CLUL.
  • 1999-2000: Junior Researcher Fellowship grantee, CLUL/FCT.

 
Research Projects: 


Teaching:

  • 2014: Technical Translation I. MA course on Translation, Pedagogic University of Maputo/Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon (intensive course).
  • 2014: Translation Support Technologies I. MA course on Translation, Pedagogic University of Maputo/Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon (intensive course).
  • 2011-2012: Scientific/Technical Text Translation - EN/PT I and II. MA course on Translation, Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon.
  • 2011-2012: Translation and Linguistic Information Technologies. MA and postgraduate courses on Translation, Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon. 
  • 2011: Technical Translation I. MA course on Translation, Pedagogic University of Maputo/Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon (intensive course).
  • 2011: Translation Support Technologies I and II. MA course on Translation, Pedagogic University of Maputo/Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon (e-learning intensive courses).
  • 2011, 2012, 2013: Computer Aided Translation - advanced level. MA and postgraduate courses on Translation, Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon. 
  • 2010: Terminology and Speciality Lexica for Translation. Intensive training course on Translation, CLG – CLUL/Instituto Camões.
  • 2008 - 2014: Translation and Linguistic Information Technologies. Free course of Instituto Camões/Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon e-learning program (11 editions).

 


Dissertation supervision

in progress 

  • Chiara Barbero: Uma WordNet bilingue: léxico das Belas-Artes , MA in Translation, Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon (FLUL) (co-supervisor; main supervisor: Antónia Mota).

concluded

  • Mateus Cossa: Tradução Inglês-Português de textos sobre Estratégias de Desenvolvimento para o Alívio da Pobreza, MA in Translation, Faculty of Language Sciences, Comunication and Arts (FCLCA) of the Pedagogic University  of Mozambique (UP)/FLUL (main supervisor; co-supervisor: Sarita Monjane Henriksen (FCLCA)), concluded in June 2014 (final grade: 13 values).
  • Armando Sambo: Tradução da Obra Trade between Africa and the European Union - with Special Reference to Sudan - Problemas e Estratégias de Tradução, MA in Translation, FCLCA, UP/FLUL (main supervisor; co-supervisor: Sarita Monjane Henriksen (FCLCA)), concluded in January 2013 (final grade: 16 values).
  • Becas Mateus: Tradução de textos técnicos da área da Fiscalidade- questões e estratégias de tradução, MA in Translation, FCLCA, UP/FLUL (main supervisor; co-supervisor: Sarita Monjane Henriksen (FCLCA)), concluded in January 2013 (final grade: 16 values).
  • Salvador Mondlhane: Tradução Técnica Inglês-Português: dificuldades e estratégias de tradução, MA in Translation, FCLCA, UP/FLUL (main supervisor; co-supervisor: Carla Maciel (FCLCA)), concluded in January 2013 (final grade: 17 values).
  • Tomás Dzeco: TraduçãoTécnica na área da Educação, MA in Translation, FCLCA, UP/FLUL (main supervisor; co-supervisor: Carla Maciel (FCLCA)), concluded in January 2013 (final grade: 17 values).

 


Publications:

2014

2013

  • Amaro, Raquel, Sara Mendes & Palmira Marrafa (2013), “Increasing Density through New Relations and PoS Encoding in WordNet.PT”, in International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Applications, ISSN 0976-0962, vol.4, nr. 1, pp. 11-27.(also in Proc. of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing 2013), Samos, Greece, March 24-30 2013)
  • Amaro, Raquel & Sara Mendes (2013), Tecnologias de Informação para Tradução, reviewed and updated edition, 200 pp., e-book.

2012

  • Amaro, Raquel & Sara Mendes (2012), "Towards merging common and technical lexicon wordnets", Proc. of the 3rd Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex-III): 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics COLING 2012: 8-15 December 2012 Mumbai, India, Mumbai: The COLING 2012 Organizing Committee, pp. 147-160.
  • Marrafa, Palmira, Jana Benková Marcelliová, Raquel Amaro, Sara Mendes, Zuzana Chudíková, Lenka Cinková, Silvia Slaničková & J. Žitná (2012) Dicionário Electrónico Português-Eslovaco/Eslovaco-Português, Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa and Instituto Português/Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava.
  • Marrafa, Palmira, Raquel Amaro, Nuno Freire & Sara Mendes (2012), "Controlled Portuguese: coping with ambiguity", in Kuhn, T & N. E. Fuchs (eds.), CNL 2012, LNCS 7427, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 152-166.

 

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

  • Marrafa, Palmira, Raquel Amaro, Rui Pedro Chaves, Susana Lourosa, Catarina Martins & Sara Mendes (2005), "WordNet.PT – Uma Rede Léxico-conceptual do Português on-line", presented at XXI Encontro da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística, Oporto, Portugal.
  • Amaro, Raquel (2005), "Semantic Incorporation in a Portuguese WordNet of Verbs of Movement: on Aktionsart shifting", Proceedings of GL’2005 – 3rd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, University of Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 1-9.
  • Bacelar do Nascimento, M. F. et al. (2005), "5. The Portuguese corpus", in Cresti, E. and M. Massimo (eds.), C-ORAL-ROM: Integrated Reference Corpora for Spoken Romance Languages, Studies in Corpus Linguistics 15, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 163-207.

2004

2003

2002

2000



Communications:
 

    • May 2014: "Extracting semantic relations from Portuguese corpora using lexical-syntactic patterns", LREC 2014 - 9th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, poster presentation.
    • May 2014: “LexTec – a rich language resource for technical domains in Portuguese”, LREC 2014 - 9th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, poster presentation.
    • March 2014: "Semi-automatic construction of relational lexica for Portuguese", in Spring 2014 MC and WG Meetings “Semantic keyword search in big data”, KEYSTONE Cost Action IC1302, Leiden, Netherlands.
    • March 2013: “Increasing density through new relations and POS encoding in WordNet.PT: consistency, coverage and applications”, 14th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics – CICLing 2013, Samos, Greece.
    • December 2012: "Towards Merging Common and Technical Lexicon Wordnets", CogALex 2012 – III Workshop on the Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon, COLING 2012, Mumbai, India, poster presentation.
    • December 2012: "Translation and Computational Linguistics", Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, joint conference with Palmira Marrafa.
    • September 2010: "Encoding Event and Argument Structures in Wordnets", 13th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, Brno, Check Republic, poster presentation.
    • September 2010: "Lexical-conceptual relations as qualia roles encoders", 13th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, Brno, Check Republic, poster presentation.
    • June 2010: "Computation of Verbal Predicates in Portuguese: relational network, lexical-conceptual structure and context – the case of verbs of movement", Quid Novi? 2010, Faculty of Arts of the University of Oporto, Portugal, invited speaker.
    • November 2007: "Computação de Verbos de Movimento: construções direccionais", Student Session, Commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Center of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon, Complexo Interdisciplinar da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, poster presentation.
    • November 2006: "Verbos de movimento: análise decomposicional e computação no modelo WN", I Seminário do NES , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil.
    • February 2006: "Enriching WordNet with New Relations and with Event and Argument Structures", in CICLING’06: Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, Mexico City, Mexico.
    • May 2005: "Semantic Incorporation in a Portuguese WordNet of Verbs of Movement: on Aktionsart shifting", GL’2005 – 3rd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
    • October 2003: "Reusing Available Resources for Tagging a Spoken Portuguese Corpus", TASHA’2003: Workshop on Tagging and Shallow Processing of Portuguese, University of Lisbon.