Research Interests

Most of my work is in the field of Natural Language Processing although it is also been influenced by related areas such as Information Retrieval.

Areas I have worked on recently include:

  • Lexical Semantics (analysis of word meaning), including word sense disambiguation, lexical similarity and hybrid distributional/knowledge-based models.
  • Information Extraction (identification of structured knowledge from text), particularly distant supervision approaches to relation extraction.
  • Biomedical and Medical Text Processing (supporting access to medical literature), including word sense disambiguation, relation extraction, literature-based discovery/data mining and contradiction identification.
  • Document analysis including identification of text reuse/plagiarism and author identification.

Research Projects

Projects I have been involved with include: