About

Hi! You have reached my old, deprecated website. This site is no longer being updated and will cease to exist in the next few months. Please visit the new site at esmanning.github.io.

I’m a PhD candidate in Computational Linguistics at Georgetown University. Nathan Schneider is my advisor, and I’m a member of NERT and GUCL.

Broadly, I’m most interested in thinking critically about what NLP systems are really doing with language–I want to make sure we’re evaluating them in useful ways, paying attention to bias in our datasets, and looking carefully at what different kinds of systems really do or don’t learn about language.

Specifically, I’m currently focusing on the evaluation part of that: I’m working on a dissertation on referenceless evaluation of natural language generation.

esm76 [AT] georgetown [DOT] edu

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