Ian Roberts

Department of Computer Science

Research Software Engineer

+44 114 222 1917

Full contact details

Ian Roberts
Department of Computer Science
Regent Court (DCS)
211 Portobello
S1 4DP


  • Cunningham H, Maynard D, Bontcheva K, Tablan V, Aswani N, Roberts I, Gorrell G, Funk A, Roberts A & Damljanovic D (2011) Text Processing with Gate (Version 6). GATE. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles


  • Bontcheva K, Derczynski L & Roberts I (2014) Crowdsourcing Named Entity Recognition and Entity Linking Corpora, The Handbook of Linguistic Annotation (Nancy Ide and James Pustejovsky, eds) Berlin: Springer RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cunningham H, Tablan V, Roberts I, Greenwood MA & Aswani N (2011) Information Extraction and Semantic Annotation for Multi-Paradigm Information Management, Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval (pp. 307-327). Springer Berlin Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Gorrell G, Roberts I, Greenwood MA, Bakir ME, Iavarone B & Bontcheva K (2018) Quantifying Media Influence and Partisan Attention on Twitter During the UK EU Referendum.. Social Informatics, Vol. 11185 LNCS (pp 274-290), 25 September 2018 - 28 September 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gorrell G, Greenwood MA, Roberts I, Maynard D & Bontcheva K (2018) Twits, twats and twaddle: Trends in online abuse towards UK politicians. 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018 (pp 600-603) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Derczynski L, Bontcheva K & Roberts I (2016) Broad twitter corpus: A diverse named entity recognition resource. COLING 2016 - 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of COLING 2016: Technical Papers (pp 1169-1179) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Maynard D, Greenwood MA, Roberts I, Windsor G & Bontcheva K (2015) Real-time Social Media Analytics through Semantic Annotation and Linked Open Data. Proceedings of the ACM Web Science Conference on ZZZ - WebSci '15, 28 June 2015 - 1 July 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dimitrov M, Cunningham H, Roberts I, Kostov P, Simov A, Rigaux P & Lippell H (2014) AnnoMarket – Multilingual text analytics at scale on the cloud. The Semantic Web: ESWC 2014 Satellite Events, Vol. 8798 (pp 315-319) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bontcheva K, Roberts I, Derczynski L & Rout D (2014) The GATE Crowdsourcing Plugin: Crowdsourcing Annotated Corpora Made Easy. Proceedings of the European chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics. ACL View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Johansson M, Li YY, Wakefield J, Greenwood M, Heitz T, Roberts I, Cunningham H, Brennan P, Roberts A & Mckay J (2009) Using Prior Information Attained from the Literature to Improve Ranking in Genome-wide Association Studies. GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY, Vol. 33(8) (pp 798-798) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Roberts A, Gaizauskas RJ, Hepple M, Demetriou G, Guo Y, Roberts I & Setzer A (2009) Building a semantically annotated corpus of clinical texts.. J. Biomed. Informatics, Vol. 42 (pp 950-966) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Agatonovic M, Aswani N, Bontcheva K, Cunningham H, Heitz T, Li Y, Roberts I & Tablan V (2008) Large-scale, parallel automatic patent annotation.. PaIR (pp 1-8) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Davis N, Demetriou G, Gaizauskas RJ, Guo Y & Roberts I (2006) Web Service Architectures for Text Mining: An Exploration of the Issues via an E-Science Demonstrator.. Int. J. Web Serv. Res., Vol. 3 (pp 95-112) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harkema H, Gaizauskas RJ, Hepple M, Davis N, Guo Y, Roberts A & Roberts I (2004) A Large-Scale Resource for Storing and Recognizing Technical Terminology.. LREC RIS download Bibtex download
  • Roberts I & Gaizauskas RJ (2004) Evaluating Passage Retrieval Approaches for Question Answering.. ECIR, Vol. 2997 (pp 72-84) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gaizauskas RJ, Greenwood MA, Hepple M, Roberts I & Saggion H (2004) The University of Sheffield's TREC 2004 QA Experiments.. TREC, Vol. 500-261 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gaizauskas RJ, Davis N, Demetriou G, Guo Y & Roberts I (2004) Text Mining into Distributed Bioinformatics Workflows: A Web Services Implementation.. IEEE SCC (pp 145-152) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gaizauskas RJ, Greenwood MA, Hepple M, Roberts I, Saggion H & Sargaison M (2003) The University of Sheffield's TREC 2003 Q&A Experiments.. TREC, Vol. 500-255 (pp 782-790) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Greenwood MA, Roberts I & Gaizauskas RJ (2002) The University of Sheffield TREC 2002 Q&A System.. TREC, Vol. 500-251 RIS download Bibtex download

Software / Code

  • Cunningham H, Tablan V, Bontcheva K, Roberts I, Maynard D, Roberts A & Aswani N (2012) GATE, a General Architecture for Text Engineering. Sheffield, UK: University of Sheffield Retrieved from http://gate.ac.uk/ RIS download Bibtex download