My research interests are focussed on Natural Language Processing. I'm interested in Sentiment Analysis of text, the automatic identification and understanding of metaphor and the effects of pragmatic inference in dialogue processing. More recently I've been investigating the extraction of constraints from text to build formal models for reasoning.
I supervise or co-supervise the following PhD students:
Prachi Shah Joint Project with Psychology
Rizwan Idrees Extraction of Biomedical Information from Text
Shareefa Alamer Event Detection in Natural Language
Previous PhD Students:
Dr. Mohammed Alkalai Table Extraction for Mathematical Documents(2015)
Dr. Khalid Abdulrahman Reducing out-of-vocabulary in morphology to improve the accuracy in
Arabic dialects speech recognition (2015)
Dr. David Brooks Unsupervised Natural Language Syntax Induction from Corpora (2007)
Dr. Daniel Winchester Cross-document coreference and proper names (2005)
External Examiner Appointments:
Dept of Computing, Sheffield Hallam University (2020-)
International Study Centre, University of Sussex (2018-)
School of Computing, University of West London (2014-2019)
School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford (2014-2018)
Information School, University of Sheffield MSc. Information Systems (2011-2014)