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School of Computing and Communications,
Infolab21, South Drive,
Tel: +44 1524 510357
Fax: +44 1524 510492
(I try to respond to all emails within 2/3 days unless I'm out of the office.
If you need an immediate answer, it is best to phone me!!)
I am director of
the UCREL research centre and
a senior lecturer in the
School of Computing and Communications (previously the Computing Department),
in the Infolab21 building
at Lancaster University in
My research interests are based on applications of
corpus-based natural language processing to address significant challenges in a number
of different areas.
I am a member of the
CREME (Corpus Research in Early Modern English) interdisciplinary
I'm also a member of the Investigative Expertise Unit (IEU)
based in the Psychology Department
and the multidisciplinary centre
I am the Director of International Teaching Partnerships
in the Faculty of Science and Technology.
- I'm currently supervising five students:
(joint with Maths and Stats, co-supervised with Damon Berridge),
Matt Edwards (co-supervised with Awais Rashid),
Katharina MacInnes and
Sheryl Prentice (both joint with Psychology, co-supervised with Paul Taylor),
and John Vidler (co-supervised by Andrew Scott).
- Four of my students have passed their vivas:
(spelling variation in historical corpora);
Ricardo Gacitua (OntoLancs: an evaluation framework for ontology learning by ensemble methods);
Patrick Tschorn (Incremental inductive logic programming for learning from annotated corpora)
It's all me, me, me ...
USAS (UCREL semantic analysis system)
English word frequency lists
English POS tagging (10000 words)
Web interface to BNC index
This is a no smoking zone.