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My name is pronounced as byʃ.’ɾa ‘maɾ.ʃan and my pronouns are she/her.
I am an MA student at Boğaziçi University Department of Linguistics under the supervision of Ümit Atlamaz and Ömer Demirok. I am mainly interested in formal semantics, computational linguistics and natural language processing. Currently, I am working on my thesis which explores De Re De Dicto ambiguities in Turkish from both theoretical and computational perspectives. From the theoretical perspective, I probe the effects of word order, case morphology and information structure on De Re De Dicto ambiguities. From the computational perspective, I investigate language models’ abilities to understand De Re De Dicto ambiguities and whether they refer to the world knowledge to do so.
I am a member of BOUN TULAP/TABILAB, and I was part of the team that created Turkish Propbank, Turkish FrameNet, and Turkish WordNet. I also participated in creation of several UD style treebanks in Turkish. For a full list of my publications so far, you can check the Research page here or my Google Scholar profile.
I love coding, cats, coffee, comic books, computer games, and a healthy dose of alliteration. In my free time, I like playing Hearthstone and a bunch of indie games, spamming my friends with niche memes, watching b-movies, and reading fiction.