People

The Language and Computation group includes researchers working on language using computational methods from Computer Science & Electronic Engineering, the Data Archive, and Language & Linguistics.

To get in touch with the people below, add @ and essex.ac.uk to the listed email address (given in parenthesis).

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

(Language, Logic and Information/Natural Language Engineering Group)

Alarfaj, Fawaz
Searching entities at web scale
Alghamdi, Ans (adalgh)
information extraction, active learning
AlHelbawi, Ayman
entity disambiguation, Arabic language processing
Althobaiti, Maha (mjaltha)
Arabic language processing, named entity extraction, semi-supervised learning, distant learning
Chamberlain, Jon (jchamb)
games development, user interfaces, anaphora resolution
Fasli, Maria (mfasli)
agents and multi-agent systems
Fox, Chris (foxcj)
formal semantics, property theory, plurals & mass terms, anaphora, underspecification, intensional representations, imperatives, deontic reasoning, philosophy of language
Glover, Kevin
animacy in anaphora resolution
Kabadjov, Mijail
coreference, summarization, semantic processing in social media
Kruschwitz, Udo (udo)
intelligent web search, information retrieval, dialogue, concept hierarchies, markup
Martinez-Alvarez, Miguel (mmartid)
adaptive search, topic classification, user profiling, information extraction
Poesio, Massimo (poesio)
anaphora and anaphora resolution; ambiguity and underspecification; conceptual models combining neural evidence and evidence from corpora; lexical acquisition and distributional models; deception detection; Arabic NLP; the semantics of dialogue and spoken dialogue systems, and applications of the latter e.g., in Intelligent buildings; semantics and semantic processing; computational psycholinguistics
Sutcliffe, Richard (rsutcl)
crosslingual IR, question-answering

Data Archive

Balkan, Lorna (balka)
thesauri, machine translation
Chatsiou, Kakia
Lungley, Deirdre (dmlung)
intelligent web search, information retrieval, topic classification, sentiment analysis, named entity extraction, biomedical NLP, lattices, formal concept analysis, concept hierarchies

Language and Linguistics

Arnold, Doug (doug)
constraint-based grammar, statistical parsing, semantics, machine translation
Borsley, Bob (rborsley)
constraint-based grammar, Welsh linguistics
Eisenbeiss, Sonja (seisen)
language acquisition, language and cognition, morphology and the mental lexicon, corpus linguistics
Sadler, Louisa (louisa)
lexicalist syntactic theories (principally LFG and HPSG), Welsh syntax, argument structure and the syntax-lexical semantics interface, computational linguistics, machine translation

Alumni

Al-Bakour, Hala
intelligent web search
Al-Bakour, M-Dyaa (malbak)
natural language engineering, knowledge acquisition
Almuhareb, Abdulrahman
the acquisition of lexical and ontological knowledge
Andrikou, Elina
spell checking
Bailey, Carolina (cmbail)
user profiles, adaptation
Češka, Zdeněk
plagiarism detection
Chatsiou, Kakia (achats)
LFG, computational grammars, Greek linguistics
El-Haj, Mahmoud (melhaj)
Arabic multi-document summarisation
Flouraki, Maria
semantics, tense
Ghotsoulia, Voula (vghotsoulia at yahoo.co.uk)
shallow and deep methods in language processing; semantic role labelling
Goweder, Abduelbaset
Arabic NLP, morphology, stemming, information retrieval
Kabadjov, Mijail
anaphora resolution, summarization, segmentation
Kawata, Yasuhiro
part of speech tagging
Linardaki, Evita
statistical parsing, data-oriented parsing
Sanchez-Graillet, Olivia (osanch)
text mining, acquisition of causal knowledge, Bayesian Nets
Urgelles, Miriam (murgel)
HPSG

Former Members

Al-Haddad, Mohammed
Artstein,Ron
anaphora; reliability statistics for corpus annotation; formal semantics and semantics-prosody interaction; compositional semantics below the word level; focus; coordination; temporal quantification
Reynolds, Jeff
Machine learning, statistical machine translation, speech
Villavicencio, Aline
Acquisition of grammar, categorial grammar, coordination, multi-word expressions
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