Language and Computation Group
People

The Language and Computation group includes researchers working on language using computational methods from Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, the Data Archive, and Language and Linguistics. To get in touch with the people below whose contact is not a mailto:,  add @ and essex.ac.uk to the listed email address.

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (Language, Logic and Information Group)

Adindla, Suma (sadind) dialogue-driven intranet search
Albakour, M-Dyaa (malbak) natural language engineering, knowledge acquisition
Bailey, Carolina (cmbail) user profiles, adaptation
Chamberlain, Jon (jchamb) games development, user interfaces, anaphora resolution
El-Haj, Mahmoud (melhaj) arabic text summarization
Fasli, Maria (mfasli) agents and multi-agent systems
Fox, Chris                      (foxcj) formal semantics, property theory, plurals, underspecification,
 intensional representations
Kovalchuk, Yevgeniya (yvkova) human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive neuroscience, brain-computer interfaces, biological signal processing, medical applications, software engineering, agent technology, semantic web, robotics, electronics & hardware
Kruschwitz, Udo             (udo) intelligent web search, information retrieval, dialogue,  concept hierarchies, markup
Lungley, Deirdre (dmlung) intelligent web search, information retrieval, lattices, formal concept analysis, concept hierarchies
Poesio, Massimo             (poesio) semantics and semantic processing, anaphora, underspecification, lexical acquisition, computational psycholinguistics, dialogue and spoken dialogue systems
Sanchez-Graillet, Olivia  (osanch) text mining, acquisition of causal knowledge, Bayesian Nets
Saad, Sharhida Zawani (szsaad) web usage mining, personalisation
Sutcliffe, Richard (rsutcl) crosslingual IR, question-answering

 

Data Archive

Balkan, Lorna (balka) thesauri, machine translation

Language and Linguistics 

Arnold, Doug (doug) constraint-based grammar, statistical parsing, semantics, machine translation
Borsley, Bob (rborsley) constraint-based grammar, Welsh linguistics
Chatsiou, Kakia (achats) LFG
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
Urgelles, Miriam (murgel) HPSG

 

Past Members of the Group

Alexandrov-Kabadjov, Mijail (mijail.kabadjov at jrc.it) anaphora resolution, summarization, segmentation
Al-Haddad, Mohammed       
Almuhareb, Abdulrahman   the acquisition of lexical and ontological knowledge
Al-Bakour, Hala                 intelligent web search
Artstein,Ron                     anaphora; reliability statistics for corpus annotation; formal semantics and semantics-prosody interaction; compositional semantics below the word level; focus; coordination; temporal quantification
Goweder, Abduelbaset   Arabic NLP, morphology, stemming, information retrieval
Reynolds, Jeff   machine learning, statistical machine translation, speech
Villavicencio, Aline   acquisition of grammar, categorial grammar, coordination, multi-word expressions
Ghotsoulia, Voula (vghotsoulia at yahoo.co.uk) shallow and deep methods in language processing; semantic role labelling
Kawata, Yasuhiro   part of speech tagging
Linardaki, Evita   statistical parsing, data-oriented parsing
Flouraki, Maria   semantics, tense
Andrikou, Elina   spell checking
Dignum, Stephen   genetic programming / evolutionary computation, IR

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