I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University. My other affiliations are with the Cornell Computational Linguistics Lab and the Cornell NLP group. I recieved my B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Columbia University.


My research interests fall under the category of computational linguisitics. In particular, I am interested in the intersection between experimental, computational, and theoretical linguistics. My goal is to test theoretical claims in linguistics by gathering empirical data and attempting to model them.

I have worked on computational syntax using a Tree-Adjoining Grammar. At the moment, I am working on the acquisition of phonetic categories. Beyond that, I am interested in the interface between syntax and pragmatics, specifically questions in dialogue. My past projects and code can be found on my Github.


Linguistically Rich Vector Representations of Supertags for TAG Parsing
Dan Friedman, Jungo Kasai, R Thomas McCoy, Robert Frank, Forrest Davis, Owen Rambow.
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms, 122-131. 2017. [paper]


The pragmatics of single wh-in situ questions in English
Forrest Davis.
93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2019).
New York, NY. January 3-6, 2019.


Teaching Assistant
LING 4424: Computational Linguistics
Professor: Natalie DelBusso

FALL 2018
Teaching Assistant
LING 1101: Introduction to Linguistics
Professor: Miloje Despic

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I am currently a senior editor for Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 28. Previously, I was on the organizing committee for NELS 49.

Outside of academics, I swam competively through college. I now lesiurely swim, as well as rock climb, hike, and cross country ski. I cohabitate with a cat named Figaro, who spends his time sleeping throughout our apartment, sitting on my keyboard, and meowing for food.