School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham

John A. Barnden

Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence

John Barnden (in retirement as of 1 October 2016)

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School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT

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

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

  2. the nature of (SELF-)CONSCIOUSNESS, including natural (human, animal, ...) and artefactual.

On the first of these, see the separate ATT-Meta project and Gen-Meta project pages.

Selected Publications (only up to about 2016 - needs updating)

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, MSc and Undergraduate

I can offer several types of postgraduate project, if they closely match my particular interests in Artificial Intelligence / Cognitive Science .

Degrees and Positions

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