Valentin Hofmann

Valentin Hofmann

PhD Student in Linguistics

University of Oxford

About

I am a PhD student at the Faculty of Linguistics, University of Oxford and a researcher at the Center for Information and Language Processing, LMU Munich. I am co-advised by Janet Pierrehumbert and Hinrich Schütze. My PhD is funded by the AHRC and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.

My research focuses on the link between natural language processing and the social and cognitive sciences. I am interested in language dynamics on social networks, the linguistic capabilities of pretrained language models, and computational morphology (particularly derivational morphology).

You can download my resume here.

Interests
  • Detection of Language Dynamics on Social Networks
  • Linguistic Capabilities of Pretrained Language Models
  • Computational Morphology
Education
  • MSc in Computational Linguistics and Computer Science

    LMU Munich

  • MSt in Linguistics

    University of Oxford

Publications

2021

Modeling ideological agenda setting and framing in polarized online groups with graph neural networks and structured sparsity
Valentin Hofmann, Janet Pierrehumbert, and Hinrich Schütze
arXiv:2104.08829

Superbizarre is not superb: Derivational morphology improves BERT’s interpretation of complex words
Valentin Hofmann, Janet Pierrehumbert, and Hinrich Schütze
ACL 2021

Dynamic contextualized word embeddings
Valentin Hofmann, Janet Pierrehumbert, and Hinrich Schütze
ACL 2021

2020

DagoBERT: Generating derivational morphology with a pretrained language model
Valentin Hofmann, Janet Pierrehumbert, and Hinrich Schütze
EMNLP 2020

Predicting the growth of morphological families from social and linguistic factors
Valentin Hofmann, Janet Pierrehumbert, and Hinrich Schütze
ACL 2020

A graph auto-encoder model of derivational morphology
Valentin Hofmann, Hinrich Schütze, and Janet Pierrehumbert
ACL 2020