Sylvain Neuvel

ask_sylvain@neuvel.net http://www.neuvel.net


Current Position(s)

2006 - present
Director, translation services / Senior software engineer
Montreal, Canada.

2005 - present
Computational Linguist
XXX Montreal, Canada.


Previous Positions

2008 - 2010
Senior Linguist/Software Engineer
MatchTheChallenge, New York, NY.

2005 - 2006
Consultant (French linguistics)
Nuance Inc. Formerly ScanSoft.

2003 - 2005
Post-Doctoral research
Unsupervised learning of the morphology of polysynthetic languages.

Development of an automated learning application capable of acquiring grammatical knowledge at the level of the lexicon and using the morphological knowledge it acquires to generate previously unseen lexical entries.
Université de Montréal, funded by FQRSC and SSHRC.


Teaching Experience

2004

Invited Foreign Professor. Lectures on Computational Morphology. Morphology Winter School. Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL). Mysore, India. January 5 through January 10 2004.

2002

Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago. LING 21000-31000: Morphology (graduate level). Spring 2002.

2001

Teaching Assistant, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago. LING 210-310: Morphology. Spring 2001.


Education

Ph.D. linguistics
University of Chicago
09/1999 - 06/2003.

Metamorphology: A Word-Based Account of Polysynthesis and Other Multivalent Morphological Relations. (Dissertation Chair: Jerrold M. Sadock).

B.A. linguistics
Université de Montréal
09/1997 - 06/1999


Honors & Awards

FQRSC (Fonds Québecois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2003-2005

SSHRC (Canada) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2003-2004

University of Chicago Century Fellowship, 1999 - 2004

FCAR Grant (Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l'Aide à la Recherche) 1999-2001

Dean's Honor List, Université de Montréal, 1998, 1999


Publications

Neuvel, Sylvain. 2003. Metamorphology: A Word-Based Account of Polysynthesis and Other Multivalent Morphological Relations. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Chicago.

Refereed Journals

Singh, Rajendra and Sylvain Neuvel (2004). When the Whole is Smaller than the Sum of its Parts: The case of morphology. CLS 38: The Panels. Papers from the 38th meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Vol. 2.

Neuvel, Sylvain. and R. Singh (2002) Vive la difference! What Morphology is About. Folia Linguistica: 35,3-4. 313-320

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2002) Whole Word Morphologizer. Expanding the Word-Based Lexicon: A non-stochastic computational Approach. Brain and Language 81. 454-463.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2001) Pattern Analogy vs. Word Internal Syntactic Structure in West-Greenlandic. Geert Booij et Jaap van Marle eds., Yearbook of Morphology 2000. Dordrecht: Kluwer. 253-278.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2000) Second Degree Morphology: A Challenge to the One Variable Constraint, R. Singh ed., Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 2000, Thousand Oaks: Sage. 293-301

Other Articles

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2011) No More Phology! West-Greenlandic evidence against a morphological tier of linguistic representation. Pragmatics and Autolexical Grammar. In honor of Jerry Sadock, by Yuasa, Etsuyo, Tista Bagchi and Katharine Beals (eds.). John Benjamins.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (forthcoming) Metamorphology: Towards a universal theory of morphology. Trends in Whole Word Morphology. ed. by R. Singh and S. Neuvel.

Couturier, Jean-François, Sylvain Neuvel and Patrick Drouin. (2006) Applying lexical constraints on morpho-syntactic patterns for the identification of conceptual relational content in specialized texts. Proceedings of LREC 2006. Paris: ELRA.

Singh, Rajendra and Sylvain Neuvel (2003). Quelles unités? Les unités morphologiques / Morphological Units. (Silexicales 3). ed. by Bernard Fradin, Georgette Dal, Nabil Hathout, Françoise Kerleroux, Marc Plénat, Michel Roché. Villeneuve d'Ascq, SILEX - Université de Lille 3.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2003) Metaphors we err by: On the notion of language death. Contemporary Linguistics 3. 59-68.

Neuvel, Sylvain and Sean Fulop. (2002) Unsupervised Learning of Morphology Without Morphemes. Proceedings of the Workshop on Morphological and Phonological Learning 2002. ACL Publications.

Review(s)

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2000) Phases and Interfaces of Morphology, M. Hariprasad, H. Nagarajan, P. Madhavan et K.G. Vijayakrishnan eds.; Hyderabad: CIEFL Publication, 1997, Pp. ix, 362 p ; Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 2000, Thousand Oaks: Sage.

As Editor

Andronis, Mary, Christopher Ball, Heidi Elston and Sylvain Neuvel eds. (2002) CLS 37: The Main Session. Papers from the 37th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Vol. 1. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

Andronis, Mary, Christopher Ball, Heidi Elston and Sylvain Neuvel eds. (2002) CLS 37: The Panels. Papers from the 37th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Vol. 2. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

R. Singh et S. Starosta eds. (2003), Explorations in Seamless Morphology (with the collaboration of S. Neuvel), Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Refereed Conferences

Fulop, Sean A. and Sylvain Neuvel (2014) Networks of morphological relations . Special Session on Mathematical Theories of Natural Language Processing, International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics, Fort lauderdale, FL, January 2014.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2008) No More Phology! West-Greenlandic evidence against a morphological tier of linguistic representation. Presented at the Pragmatics, Grammatical Interfaces, and Jerry Sadock Conference, University of Chicago, May 2nd 2008.

Couturier, Jean-François, Sylvain Neuvel and Patrick Drouin. (2006) Applying lexical constraints on morpho-syntactic patterns for the identification of conceptual relational content in specialized texts. Presented at LREC 2006, Genoa, Italy, May 2006.

Couturier, Jean-François and Sylvain Neuvel. (2006) Comment garder son patron en surface : Désambiguïsation de marqueurs de relations conceptuelles à l'aide de variables de contraintes formelles. Presented at ACFAS 2006, McGill University, Montreal, May 2006.

Neuvel, Sylvain and Jean-François Couturier. (2006) How shallow can you get? Automatic identification of conceptual-relational content in specialized text. presented at the Fifth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. Montreal, Canada. October 11 2006.

Neuvel, Sylvain and Sean Fulop. (2002) Unsupervised Learning of Morphology Without Morphemes. Presented at the ACL Workshop on Morphological and Phonological Learning. Philadelphia, July 11, 2002.

Singh, Rajendra and Sylvain Neuvel (2002). When the Whole is Smaller than the Sum of its Parts: The case of morphology. Presented at CLS 38, Chicago, IL, April 26, 2002.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2000) Whole Word Morphologizer. Expanding the Word-Based Lexicon: A non-stochastic computational Approach. Presented at the second International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. Montréal, Canada, October 2000.

Neuvel, Sylvain and R. Singh (2000) Vive la différence! What Morphology is About. Presented at the 9th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, Austria, February 2000.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (1999) Le caractère relatif des oppositions communicatives en sémantique Sens/Texte, Presented at the 67th annual conference of L'Association Canadienne Française pour L'Avancement des Sciences, Ottawa, Canada, May 1999

Invited Presentations, Colloquia, etc.

Couturier, Jean-François and Sylvain Neuvel. (2005) Alignement sous-phrastique de bitextes, ou voir grand pour aligner petit. Presented at the RALLI, Université de Montréal, December 14, 2005.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2004) Common Sense Linguistics: Modelling Morphology with Minimal Assumptions. University of Ottawa. March 8, 2004.

Neuvel, Sylvain and Sean Fulop. (2002) Unsupervised Learning of Morphology Without Morphemes. Presented at CLOC 2002. University of Illinois at Chicago, April 20 2002.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2001) Introduction to the Meaning-Text Framework. University of Chicago Linguistics Colloquium Series. May 9, 2001.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2001) Whole Word Morphologizer: Expanding the Word-Based Lexicon: A non-stochastic computational Approach. University of Chicago Linguistics Colloquium Series. January 24, 2001.

Neuvel, Sylvain. (2000) Similarities and Differences in Morphology. University of Chicago Linguistics Colloquium Series. March 15, 2000.


Other Professional Experience

1993-2006

Freelance translation, writing and computer graphics. Drafting and translation of technical documents, training manuals and reports in the fields of telecommunications, organizational development; general translation. Document formatting, creation of company logos and letterhead, restaurant menus, etc. Graphic illustration of scientific documents, etc.

2004

Synthèse groupe conseil Inc. Organizational development. Training in Conflict Management, Negotiation and Coaching.

2002

Editorial Assistant: (2003) Contemporary Linguistics 3. Perspectives on Language Evolution. ed. by S. Mufwene.

2000-01

Officer, Chicago Linguistic Society. Administration of the Society and organization of CLS 37: the 37th meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, held in Chicago, April 19-21 2001.

1999

Editorial Assistant: R. Singh ed., Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 2000, Thousand Oaks: Sage.

1997-99

Research Assistant. (Université de Montréal) : Mise au point d'une algèbre de calcul des fonctions lexicales. Main researcher: Alain Polguère. Funded by CRSH.
Redaction and correction of lexical entries in a dictionary of restricted lexical cooccurences in contemporary French.

1997-98

Research Assistant (Université de Montréal) : La génération automatique de paraphrases comme outil pour le développement et la vérification formelle des modèles linguistiques. Main researcher: Alain Polguère; co-researcher: Richard Kittredge. Funded by NSERC. Organization of a dictionary into semantic fields.

1993

Publication of an illustrated poetry book: Sylvain Neuvel and François Dubé. Femmes, je vous aime. Montreal: Maxime.


Languages

Fluent in French (Quebecois) and English. Speaking and writing knowledge of Spanish. Structural knowledge of German and West-Greenlandic.


Programming Languages

Perl, Java, Delphi. Basic knowledge in C++, Visual Basic. Familiar with all Microsoft Office software, CorelDraw, etc.