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Portrait of Renato Ferreira

I completed my MSc in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, working under Yang Xu in the 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 as overextension.


MSc research paper: A Computational Theory of Children's Overextension. [pdf] [GitHub]