About Mohsen Mahdavi Mazdeh
I'm a PhD candidate in linguistics. My main area of interest is quantitative poetic meters. Currently my focus is on Persian and Arabic, but the ambitious ultimate goal of the project is to provide a theory of quantitative meters that accounts for the meter inventories and poetic licenses of different quantitative traditions (including Sanskrit, Greek, Japanese, etc.) as various realizations of the same set of basic principles. I also work on the phonology and syntax of Iranian languages (particularly Persian, Sorani Kurdush, and Mazandarani), and have been involved in several projects in Computational Linguistics.
I got my BS degree in Software Engineering (Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran), and obtained a Master's degree in Human Language Technology (HLT) from the University of Arizona.
• Mahdavi Mazdeh, Mohsen. Quantitative meter in Persian folk songs and pop song lyrics. Proceedings of the first North American Conference on Iranian Linguistics (NACIL1). (to appear in 2018)
• Smith, Ryan Walter, Nabors, Rana, Mahdavi Mazdeh, Mohsen, Karimi, Simin, & Harley, Heidi. Paralellism and specificity in Persian Non-verbal Element Ellipsis. Proceedings of GLOW in Asia XI. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. (2017) 195-204.
• Vazirnezhad, B., Soltanzadeh, F., Mahdavi Mazdeh, M., & Moradi, M. "Sharif text editor: A Persian editor and spell checker system". Signal and Data Processing. 26 (2015): 43-52.
PersianDee: Created a website for teaching Persian as a second language for speakers of English. The website covers colloquial as well as formal Persian, and includes extensive grammar lessons, as well as text samples, images, audio, etc.
Persian Blog Recommender: My BS thesis involved using data mining techniques for identifying and classifying a complete list of Persian blogs (more than 680,000) that are interconnected via links in the world wide web.
Hiaki Dictionary Application: A Java-based Hiaki (Yaqui) to English dictionary application with an easy-to-use interface that handles different conjugated forms of Hiaki words. The lexicon is based on a stem-based dictionary of the language.
Congratulations to Simin Karimi, Mohsen Mahdavi and Ryan Smith on their successful trip to France to conduct fieldwork and present at a workshop on complex predicates! (From left) Ryan Smith, Simin Karimi, and Mohsen Mahdavi at the workshop on... read more
Simin Karimi, Mohsen Mahdavi and Ryan Smith, representing the Iranian Complex Predicate Research Group, will present a talk at a conference at Sorbonne in Paris on November 25, and will spend two weeks collecting data from various Iranian languages... read more