Raquel Amaro

Office: B402


Raquel Amaro is Assistant Professor with tenure at the NOVA University of Lisbon (NOVA FCSH) and Researcher at the Linguistics Research Center of NOVA University of Lisbon (CLUNL) since 2015. She completed her PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Lisbon in 2010 and worked as researcher (from junior to full member) at the Center of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon from 1999 to 2015. She is currently the Coordinator of the Horizon Europe project iRead4Skills and has participated in more than 25 projects in Corpus Linguistics, Computational Lexical Semantics, Lexicography and Language Technologies, of which she coordinated 7. She has been actively participating in research networks such as Keystone COST Action (2015-2019), Distant Reading COST Action (2017-2022), UniDive COST Action (2022-2026) or Heritage Language Consortium (2019-). She is part of the Board of Directors of CLUNL since 2017. She teaches Computational Linguistics, Lexicology and Lexicography and Specialized Corpus courses of the graduation, MA and PhD programs at NOVA FCSH and is supervisor of several PhD and MA projects. She was an invited teacher at Polytechnic University of Macao, China, and Pedagogic University of Maputo, Mozambique and, until 2023, she was an invited teacher and Board Member of the PhD program on Linguistics and Digital Humanities at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. She has also collaborated with Lionbridge as Computational Linguist in parsing and grammar checking development tasks in several projects. She is part of several Journal Scientific Committees and participated in many national and international Conference Scientific Committees and juries of academic degrees and reports.

Research unit: Linguistics Research Centre of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CLUNL)

Research areas: computational linguistics, lexical semantics, lexicology and lexicography, corpus linguistics, semantics/syntax interface

2010DoctorateUniversidade de LisboaComputational Linguistics
2002MasterUniversidade de LisboaLinguistics
  • Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language  
  • Inclusive Host Language Teaching  
  • Análise da tradução automática (inglês-português)  
  • Os dicionários eletrónicos e a importância dos seus utilizadores  
TitleFunding sourceStartState
Semiautlex.pt - Semi-automatic construction of relational lexica for Portuguese (2012-2014), researcher (post-doc fellow)Completed
PROGRAM II - Lab for the Computation of Grammatical Knowledge (2011-2015), researcher/supervisorCompleted
LETRADU - Linguistic Modelling for Translation Engineering (2008-), researcher/supervisorCompleted
Dictionary PT-SK - Online Dictionary Portuguese-Slovak/Slovak-Portuguese (2011-2012), researcherCompleted
WordNet PortControl - CLG-Controlled Portuguese (2009-2012), researcherCompleted
WordNet.PTglobal – Lexical-Conceptual Network of Portuguese Varieties (2009-2011), researcherCompleted
LexTec - Speciality Lexica for Portuguese (2006-2009), researcherCompleted
TemaNet - Portuguese domain wordnets (2005-2006), researcherCompleted
WordNet.PT - Lexical-Conceptual Network of Portuguese (II) (2004-2006), researcherCompleted
LENCIC - Lexical-encyclopedic interface in the construction of computational lexica (2003-2006), researcher (PhD scholar)Completed
COMPGRAM - Computation of Lexicon and Grammar (2003-2005), researcher (PhD scholar)Completed
C-ORAL-ROM – Integrated Reference Corpora for Spoken Romance Languages (2001-2004), researcherCompleted
Language Resources for Portuguese: a corpus and tools for query and analysis (2002-2004), researcherCompleted
ENABLER: European National Activities for Basic Language Resources (2001-2003), researcherCompleted
REDIP: International Portuguese Broadcasting Network: radio, television and press (2001-2002), researcherCompleted
Reference Corpus of Contemporary Portuguese (CRPC) (between 1999 and 2004), researcherCompleted
Multifunctional Computational Lexicon of Contemporary Portuguese (1998-2000), junior researcher fellowCompleted
SIMPLE (Semantic Information for Multifunctional Plurilingual Lexica) (1998-2000), junior researcher fellowCompleted
Computational Linguist for Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., under the scope of a cooperation protocol CLUNL/FCSH for research and development in the fields of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing (2016/11/15 - 2017/08/15)
Assistant Researcher (International 2014 FCT Investigator Programme) at the Center of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon (March 2015 - September 2015)
Researcher (PhD) at the Center of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon (2010 - 2015)
Invited Teacher of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon/Polytechnic Institute of Macao (2014 - 2015)
Invited Teacher of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon/Pedagogic University of Maputo (2010 - 2015)
Invited Teacher of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon (2010-2013)