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Natural language processing

We are an interdisciplinary group dealing with all aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), from the research point of view and its applications.

Our group focuses on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), both theoretical and applied. NLP is a subfield of Artificial Intelligence (AI) concerned on how computers deal with language, and is a growing global industry with many active research directions.

We believe NLP is interdisciplinary in nature, which is reflected in our group's interest in both NLP and domain experts that can bring the field forward, and enable impact in applications that matter.

Aims

  • To understand how computers deal with language and textual content.
  • To improve automatic tools dealing with language.
  • To use NLP systems in applications with societal impact.

We conduct active research in diverse NLP topics including:

  • lexical semantics
  • commonsense reasoning
  • social media
  • multilingual NLP
  • health-related applications.

Our interdisciplinary NLP projects are funded by the European Research Council (ERC), Welsh Government, UKRI, EPSRC, industry (such as Google, Snap) and others.

A small sample of some of our projects’ outputs include:

  • TweetEval: tweet classification unified benchmark + Twitter pre-trained language models
  • Meemi: cross-lingual word embeddings (code+pre-trained models). Also available for Twitter
  • Relation embeddings: packages to learn relation embeddings (SeVeN and RELATIVE)
  • T-NER: open-source Python library for Named Entity Recognition.

Lead researcher

Dr Jose Camacho Collados

Dr Jose Camacho Collados

Lecturer

Email
camachocolladosj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9108

Academic staff

Professor Steven Schockaert

Professor Steven Schockaert

Professor

Email
schockaerts1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9109
Professor Irena Spasic

Professor Irena Spasic

Email
spasici@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0320
Dr Luis Espinosa Anke

Dr Luis Espinosa Anke

Lecturer

Email
espinosa-ankel@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0054
Professor Alun Preece

Professor Alun Preece

Deputy Head of School, Professor of Intelligent Systems, Co-director of Crime and Security Research Institute

Email
preecead@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4653
Dr Victor Gutierrez Basulto

Dr Victor Gutierrez Basulto

Lecturer

Email
gutierrezbasultov@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6058
Dr Federico Liberatore

Dr Federico Liberatore

Lecturer in Data & Knowledge Engineering

Email
liberatoref@cardiff.ac.uk
Professor Christopher Jones

Professor Christopher Jones

Professor of Geographic Information Systems

Email
jonescb2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4796
Dr Hélène de Ribaupierre

Dr Hélène de Ribaupierre

Lecturer

Email
deribaupierreh@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5532
Professor David Marshall

Professor David Marshall

Professor of Computer Vision

Email
marshallad@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5318
Dr Kirill Sidorov

Dr Kirill Sidorov

Lecturer

Email
sidorovk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6925
Dr Usashi Chatterjee

Dr Usashi Chatterjee

Teaching Associate

Email
chatterjeeu@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 1408

We organise weekly sessions on Thursdays at 13:00 (GMT).

These sessions include reading groups or talks by internal and external speakers, among others. Some sessions are open to external attendees in certain cases.

See our updated schedule of activities.