I am completing my MSc in the
Department of Computer Science at the University of
Toronto, working under
Computational Linguistics Group.
My MSc work focused on studying child language acquisition
in computational terms, with the aim of developing models
grounded in psychological theory to explain and predict
linguistic phenomena of early childhood. Concretely, I studied
children's linguistic creativity in the phenomenon known
- Ferreira Pinto, R., Jr., & Xu, Y. (2019). Children's overextension as communication by multimodal chaining. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
- Xie, J. Y., Ferreira Pinto, R., Jr., Hirst, G., & Xu, Y. (2019). Text-based inference of moral sentiment change. In Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. upcoming
MSc research paper: A Computational Theory of Children's Overextension. upcoming