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.
- 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.
Dr Jose Camacho Collados
- +44 (0)29 2087 9108
Professor Steven Schockaert
- +44 (0)29 2087 9109
Professor Irena Spasic
- +44 (0)29 2087 0320
Dr Luis Espinosa Anke
- +44 (0)29 2251 0054
Professor Alun Preece
Professor of Intelligent Systems
Co-Director of the Security, Crime and Intelligence Innovation Institute
Deputy Head of School
- +44 (0)29 2087 4653
Dr Victor Gutierrez Basulto
- +44 (0)29 2087 6058
Dr Federico Liberatore
Lecturer in Data & Knowledge Engineering
Professor Christopher Jones
Professor of Geographic Information Systems
- +44 (0)29 2087 4796
Dr Hélène de Ribaupierre
- +44 (0)29 2087 5532
Professor David Marshall
Professor of Computer Vision
- +44 (0)29 2087 5318
Dr Kirill Sidorov
- +44 (0)29 2087 6925
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.