SWAP - Semantic Web Access and Personalization Research Group

Pierpaolo Basile
Associate Professor

University of Bari Aldo Moro
Department of Computer Science
Via E.Orabona, 4 - 70126 BARI, Italy
Phone: +39 080 5442301
e-mail: nome.cognome___AT___uniba.it
Ricevimento studenti: martedý 11:30-13:30 stanza 758 - VII piano
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Main Research Interests

Natural Language Processing

  • Word Sense Disambiguation and Entity Linking
  • Distributional Semantic Models and Compositional Semantics
  • Statistical Methods for Natural Language Processing
  • Diachronic Analysis of Language
  • Sentiment Analysis

Intelligent Information Access

  • Natural Language Processing for Information Retrieval
  • Information Filtering
  • Recommender Systems
  • Machine Learning Techniques for Recommender Systems

Short CV

  • From January 2016 to December 2019 - Assistant Professor (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato - A) at the University of Bari. Principal investigator of the Future in Research project: "Multilingual Entity Linking".
  • From March 2017 to Aprile 2017 - Visiting researcher at the Alan Turing Institute, UK.
  • From July 2013 to January 2016 - Post-doc researcher at the University of Bari. Project: "Compositional Operators in Distributional Semantic Models".
  • From June 2009 to June 2013 - Post-doc researcher at the University of Bari. Project: "Methods and techniques for the semantic indexing of textual documents".
  • May 2009 - Receive the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bari. Ph.D. thesis title: "Word Sense Disambiguation and Intelligent Information Access".
  • From May 2008 to July 2008 - Internship at the University of Basque Country (IXA research group). Research topic: a combination of unsupervised Word Sense Disambiguation algorithms.
  • July 2005 - Receive the degree in Computer Science from the University of Bari. Thesis title: "JIGSAW: a Word Sense Disambiguation algorithm".

Events Co-organizer


  • AILC (Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Computazionale): board member
  • ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics)
  • AI*IA (Associazione Italiana per l'Intelligenza Artificiale);
  • SIGLEX (the ACL special interest group on the lexicon).


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