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 particularly interested in lexical dynamics and derivational morphology.

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

    LMU Munich

  • MSt in Linguistics

    University of Oxford

Publications

2021

Valentin Hofmann, Janet Pierrehumbert, and Hinrich Schütze
Superbizarre is not superb: Improving BERT’s interpretations of complex words with derivational morphology
arXiv:2101.00403

2020

Valentin Hofmann, Janet Pierrehumbert, and Hinrich Schütze
Dynamic contextualized word embeddings
arXiv:2010.12684

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

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

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