van Trijp


I am heading the Language Research unit at the Sony Computer Science Laboratories Paris and am one of the chief developers of Fluid Construction Grammar. Our mission is to shed new light on one of the most fascinating mysteries of humankind: language. How is it possible that children are able to master the complex structures of the world's languages so fast, and how are we able to process these structures so rapidly? How can humans possibly cope with all the variation and the dynamic changes observed in language usage? Through an 'understanding-by-building' approach, we try to answer these questions by developing experiments that combine techniques from computational linguistics, artificial intelligence and robotics.

Computational Construction Grammar for English

I am developing the world's first broad-coverage construction grammar for English that works for both comprehension and production. You can test the grammar at this webpage.

Selected Publications

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