I’m Chihiro Taguchi, a full-time language lover.
I’m a PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Notre Dame, USA,
as part of the Natural Language Processing group led by Dr. David Chiang.
- Turkic (Tatar)
- Syntax (Minimalism, Lexical-Functional Grammar)
- Language documentation
- Anything about languages
- Natural Language Processing & Computational Linguistics
- Recent language learning
- Mandarin Chinese
- Spanish (My Spanish–Japanese Anki deck for frequent 5000 words!: Download)
- Kreyòl Ayisyen
- Let me know if you are interested in language exchange with me.
- (November 17, 2023) Yo voy a presentar mi trabajo “Reconocimiento automático del habla de kichwa para su inclusión y empoderamiento en el ciberespacio” en el VI Seminario Internacional Revitalizando Ando que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Politécnica Salesiana de Quito, Ecuador. (Será mi primera presentación en español!)
- (September 21, 2023) I will present my work “Non-discourse-configurationality in Imbabura Kichwa” in collaboration with Jefferson Saransig at the 2024 LSA Annual Meeting!
- (September 16, 2023) I gave an informal presentation in our NLP group’s meeting about my recent research updates in linguistics (syntax). I personally think the idea is cool and exciting, so I share my handout here: [handout]
- (September 8, 2023) I gave a talk “UD-Tatar NMCTT Treebank: Issues in Annotation across Turkic UD” at the Turkic UD Workshop! [Slides]
- (August 22, 2023) I presented a poster “Universal automatic phonetic transcription into the International Phonetic Alphabet” at INTERSPEECH 2023!
- (August 4, 2023) I presented my work “Grammaticalization of modal nominal predicates in Tatar” at the 21st International Conference on Turkish Linguistics! [Slides]
- (July 26, 2023) I gave an online talk titled “Bridging Natural Language Processing and Descriptive Linguistics with Universal Dependencies” at the Field Linguistics Workshop hosted by the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. My slides are available here (in Japanese).
- (July 23, 2023) I presented my poster “Japanese gapless relativization: The syntax–prosody interface to semantics” at the 28th Annual Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference.
- (July 14, 2023) I presented my poster “Incorporating AI-based Speech Transcription into Language Documentation: A case study of Imbabura Kichwa” at the LSA Institute.
- (June 16, 2023) I am attending the LSA Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for four weeks, with generous support by the Kellogg Institute.
- (May 15, 2023) I started my fieldwork on the Kichwa language in Quito, Ecuador, with generous support by the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures. I am preparing language resources for computational and educational use, as well as investigating some interesting grammatical phenomena in Kichwa. Stay tuned!
- (March 16, 2023) My poster presentation Universal Dependencies Japanese with Morphological Features at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Natural Language Processing (NLP2023) received the Committee’s Honorable Mention!
- (March 14, 2023) I presented two papers (UD Japanese with morphology and Okinawan UD) at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Natural Language Processing (NLP2023) in Okinawa, Japan.
- (March 11, 2023) I presented my work “Introducing Morphology in Universal Dependencies Japanese” at Universal Dependencies Workshop (UDW2023) held at Georgetown University Round Table (GURT2023).
- (February 3, 2023) I am now a doctoral student affiliate at the Kellogg Institute!
- (January 8, 2023) I presented my project “Building an automatic Speech-to-IPA system” at IEEE SLT-Code Hackathon. Check out one of our models here!
- (January 5, 2023) Happy New Year! My first linguistics journal paper has just been published in The Proceedings of the LFG’22 Conference.
- (October 29, 2022) Slides for my presentation at the 33rd South of England LFG Meeting.
- (October 13, 2022) I received my Master’s degree in Linguistics by Research with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh!
My thesis is here (Sorry for silly typos in there).
Notre Dame: c[ my surname ] at nd.edu