Trevor Cohn

Senior Lecturer and ESPRC Early Career Fellow
Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Groups
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield

Telephone: +44 (0114) 2221825
Address: Room 148, Regent Court, Portobello Street, Sheffield S1 4DP, UK

My research interests are in natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning, focusing on graphical models for structured prediction and Bayesian inference in general. Applications include automatic machine translation, parsing, language modelling, summarisation and information extraction.

Previously I worked at Edinburgh University with Mirella Lapata on summarisation, sentence compression and translation. Before that (2003 - 2006) I did my PhD at Melbourne University supervised by Steven Bird and Miles Osborne on inference for Conditional Random Fields (CRFs) and their application to several NLP tasks.


I am no longer at Sheffield:

I received best paper awards at CICLING 2013 and ACM Hypertext 2013.


Recent publications: Please visit this page for a full list of my publications, or my Google Scholar page.

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I ran a workshop on inducing structure from text at NAACL:HLT 2012 which included a PASCAL challenge competition on Grammar and Part-of-Speech induction (see the webpage for the datasets.)


I currently have one post-doc, working on machine translation: Previous staff include


I currently supervise the following PhD students:

Previous students:

I'm always on the lookout for new students. Please email me if you're interested.