Prof. Patrizia Paggio

Prof. Patrizia Paggio

Prof. Patrizia Paggio



Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology
Room 608
MAKS Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2493
Patrizia Paggio is Professor at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Malta and Senior Researcher at the University of Copenhagen, Centre for Language Technology (CST). She holds a PhD in computational linguistics (1997), and an MA in English and Computational Linguistics (1988) from UCPH, as well as an MA in Modern Languages and Literatures (1981) from La Sapienza University of Rome.

Earlier positions include: Researcher at CST (1991-1999), and Researcher for the MT project Eurotra-DK (1987-1990). She was visiting professor at Roma Tre University; at Foundation Bruno Kessler, Trento (IT); and at the Centre for Cognitive Science at the University of Edinburgh.

She has received personal research grants from the Danish Research Council, the Carlsberg Foundation and the EU, and cooperative grants from the Nordic Research Council and the EU.

She has participated, often as project manager or coordinator, in numerous Danish and international research projects in the areas of Multimodal Communication (NOMCO, VKK, MUMIN, Staging); Linguistic Studies and Applications (Information structure in Danish, GRASP, SCARRIE, TEMAA); Content-based Search (OntoQuery, MOSES); and Machine Translation (Eurotra-DK, PaTrans).

She has extensive teaching experience in many areas of linguistics and language technology at BA, MA and PhD levels at the University of Malta and UCPH, as well as experience with organising international conferences and workshops. She is standing reviewer for several journals and many conferences. She has also carried out project reviews for the EU Commission and the Nordic Research Council.
  • Computational linguistics
  • Human language technology
  • Multimodal communication
  • Speech and gesture

PAGGIO, P., AGIRREZABAL, M., JONGEJAN, B. and NAVARRETTA, C., 2020. Automatic Detection and Classification of Head Movements in Face-to-Face Conversations, Proceedings of LREC2020 Workshop People in language, vision and the mind(ONION2020) 2020, pp. 15-21.

PAGGIO, P., GATT, A. and KLINGER, R., 2020. Proceedings of LREC2020 Workshop People in language, vision and the mind(ONION2020), Proceedings of LREC2020 Workshop People in language, vision and the mind(ONION2020) 2020.

BOLDSEN, S., AGIRREZABAL, M. and PAGGIO, P., 2019. Identifying Temporal Trends Based on Perplexity and Clustering: Are We Looking at Language Change? Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change 2019, pp. 86-91.

DONATO, G. and PAGGIO, P., 2018. Classifying the Informative Behaviour of Emoji in Microblogs, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018) 2018, pp. 679-683.

PAGGIO, P. and GATT, A., 2018. The languages of Malta. Language Science Press.

PAGGIO, P., VELLA, A. and GALEA, L., 2018. Prosodic and gestural marking of complement fronting in Maltese. The languages of Malta. Language Science Press, pp. 81-116.

PAGGIO, P. and NAVARRETTA, C., 2016. The Danish NOMCO corpus: multimodal interaction in first acquaintance conversations. Language Resources and Evaluation, , pp. 1-32.

WESSEL-TOLVIG, B. and PAGGIO, P., 2016. Revisiting the thinking-for-speaking hypothesis: Speech and gesture representation of motion in Danish and Italian. Journal of Pragmatics, 99, pp. 39-61.

GATT, A. and PAGGIO, P., 2014. Learning when to point: A data-driven approach, 2014, COLING.

PAGGIO, P., 2012. Towards an empirically-based grammar of speech and gestures. Prosody and Embodiment in Interactional Grammar, 18, pp. 281.

PAGGIO, P., 2009. The information structure of Danish grammar constructions. Nordic Journal of Linguistics, 32(1), pp. 137.

ALLWOOD, J., CERRATO, L., JOKINEN, K., NAVARRETTA, C. and PAGGIO, P., 2007. The MUMIN coding scheme for the annotation of feedback in multimodal corpora: a prerequisite for behavior simulation. Language Resources and Evaluation.Special Issue On: Multimodal Corpora for Modeling Human Multimodal Behavior, 41(3-4), pp. 273-287.

PAGGIO, P., 2006. Annotating Information Structure in a Corpus of Spoken Danish. LREC 2006, pp. 1606-1609.

  • ARI5905 - Research Topics in Natural Language Processing
  • LIN1024 - Hands-on Language
  • LIN2032 - Quantitative Research Methods in Linguistics
  • LIN3500 - Third Year Placement
  • LIN3502 - Multimodal Interaction and Communication