School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham

John A. Barnden

Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence


Page on Academia.edu: http://bham.academia.edu/JohnBarnden


Research

My research is within Cognitive Science, including Artificial Intelligence, and has the following main aspects:

  1. The processing of FIGURATIVE UTTERANCES (metaphoric, metonymic, hyperbolic, ironic, ...), by person or machine

      For some of the work, see the ATT-Meta project (ongoing) and Gen-Meta project (ended).

      The work on metaphor started (long ago now) with a concentration on metaphor for describing MENTAL STATES(/PROCESSES),
      but then became general-purpose.

      The work on metonymy, irony and hyperbole is relatively recent.

  2. The nature of (SELF-)CONSCIOUSNESS, whether natural (human, animal, ...) or artefactual.
    This work started relatively recently.


I have done work on CONNECTIONISM, but stopped pursuing this years ago.


Selected Publications


Metaphor-of-Mind Databank

I have been building a databank of examples of metaphors of mind in real text and speech.
This databank is a product of the ATT-Meta project.



Opportunities for Projects: PhD and MSc

I may be able to help to supervise you,
BUT ONLY IF they closely match my particular interests in Artificial Intelligence / Cognitive Science.



Degrees and Positions

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Contact


EMAIL:        J.A.Barnden       A LITTLE SYMBOL THEN         cs.bham.ac.uk
PHONE (HOME): (+44) (0)121-440-5677
PHONE (MOBILE): (+44) (0)7970-852657
SKYPE: john.a.barnden 


School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT
U.K.





Last update: 24 January 2019