Professor Lucia Specia

Professor of Language Engineering

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Prof. Lucia Specia



Lucia Specia is a Professor of Language Engineering. She has a PhD degree from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2007, where she was supervised by Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes from the Núcleo Interinstitucional de Linguística Computacional (NILC), USP - Brazil, and Mark Stevenson from the Natural Language Processing Group, Sheffield University - UK. The topic of her PhD was Word Sense Disambiguation applied to Machine Translation. After graduating she worked worked as senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton (2009-2011), where I was a member of the Computational Linguistics research group. I also worked as research engineer for the Machine Learning for Document Access and Translation group, at the Xerox Research Centre Europe, in France (2008-2009).



Professor Specia's research covers a range of Natural Language Processing topics, mainly Machine Translation and Text Adaptation.


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