Adina Williams

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Facebook AI Research in NYC (started October 2018). Previously, I earned my PhD at New York University in the Department of Linguistics, where I worked on the brain basis of semantic processing (advisor: Liina Pylkkänen). I have authored papers on formal linguistic theory, cognitive neuroscience of language, and Natural Language Processing.


NLP, formal linguistics, semantics, parsing, crowdsourcing and annotation for NLP, natural language inference, grammar induction and cognitive neuroscience of language

Latest Publications

Information-Theoretic Probing for Linguistic Structure

Tiago Pimentel, Josef Valvoda, Rowan Hall Maudslay, Ran Zmigrod, Adina Williams, Ryan Cotterell

ACL - July 6, 2020

Are Natural Language Inference Models IMPPRESsive? Learning IMPlicature and PRESupposition

Paloma Jeretič, Alex Warstadt, Suvrat Bhooshan, Adina Williams

ACL - June 19, 2020

Predicting Declension Class from Form and Meaning

Adina Williams, Tiago Pimentel, Arya D. McCarthy, Hagen Blix, Eleanor Chodroff, Ryan Cotterell

ACL - June 19, 2020

A Tale of a Probe and a Parser

Rowan Hall Maudslay, Josef Valvoda, Tiago Pimentel, Adina Williams, Ryan Cotterell

ACL - June 19, 2020

Adversarial NLI: A New Benchmark for Natural Language Understanding

Yixin Nie, Adina Williams, Emily Dinan, Mohit Bansal, Jason Weston, Douwe Kiela

ACL - June 5, 2020

Quantifying the Semantic Core of Gender Systems

Adina Williams, Ryan Cotterell, Lawrence Wolf-Sonkin, Damián E. Blasi, Hanna Wallach

EMNLP - November 4, 2019

On the Idiosyncrasies of the Mandarin Chinese Classifier System

Shijia Liu, Hongyuan Mei, Adina Williams, Ryan Cotterell

NAACL - June 16, 2019

XNLI: Evaluating Cross-lingual Sentence Representations

Alexis Conneau, Ruty Rinott, Guillaume Lample, Adina Williams, Samuel R. Bowman, Holger Schwenk, Ves Stoyanov

EMNLP 2018 - October 29, 2018