Quantitative Historical Linguistics


M.A. Ramón Rodríguez Figueroa, PhD student

Ramón Rodríguez Figueroa finished his M.A. (Magister Artium) in General Linguistics and Language Typology, Computational Linguistics and Spanish Philology in 2010 at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich (LMU). Since October 2010 he has been working as a research assistant at the Research Unit "Quantitative historical linguistics" (QUANTHISTLING) at the LMU. This project is since July 2013 hosted at the Philipps University of Marburg.


His main research interests are in new applications for corpus- and knowledge-based semantic analysis as methods for semantic similarity and distribution. He is deeply interested in Language Typology and Language Documentation specially in Central and South America. Technically, his attention has been concentrated on methods for information retrieval, new applications for Natural Language Processing and the use of graph theory in linguistics. Within QUANTHISTLING he is responsible for the improvement and reliability of the accumulated data and the research on methods for word mapping/clustering.


Email: rodriguez at uni-marburg dot de