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2012

  • Angus Roberts has been awarded his PhD.
    Clinical Information Extraction: Lowering the Barrier
    (Award Date: 18 December 2012)
  • The uComp: Embedded Human Computation for Knowledge Extraction and Evaluation project has started. A 3 year EPSRC project from 15 Nov'12 - 14 Nov'15. The project has 4 partners and is part of the Chist-Era EC funding programme. The University of Sheffield PI is Dr Wim Peters
  • The EXPERT: EXPloiting Empirical appRoaches to Translation project has started. A 4 year Marie Curie ITN project from 1 Oct'12 - 30 Sept'16. The project has 9 partners worth a total of € 3,935,340. The University of Sheffield PI is Dr Lucia Specia
  • Rao Muhammad Adeel Nawab has been awarded his PhD.
    Mono-lingual Paraphrased Text reuse and Plagiarism detection
    (Award Date: 18 September 2012)
  • Niraj Aswani has been awarded his PhD.
    Evolving a Generail Framework for Text Alignment: Case Studies with Two Asian Languages
    (Award Date: 7 August 2012)
  • The QTLaunchpad: Preparation and Launch of a Large-Scale Action for Quality Translation Technology project has started. A 2 year EC CSA FP7 project from 1 Jul'12 - 30 Jun'14 with 4 partners worth a total of € 2,731,060 with an EC contribution of € 1,187,767. The University of Sheffield PI is Dr Lucia Specia
  • The AnnoMarket: Cloud-based Text Annotation Marketplace project has started. A 2 year EC FP7 project from 1 Jun'12 - 31 May'14 with 4 partners worth a total of € 2,003,654 with an EC contribution of € 1,430,000. The University of Sheffield PI is Prof. Hamish Cunningham
  • The Medics: Language Processing for Literature Based Discovery in Medicine project has started. A 3 year EPSRC project from 1 Jun'12 - 31 May'15 worth a total of £ 293,167. The University of Sheffield PI is Dr Mark Stevenson
  • The TaaS: Terminology as a Service project has started. A 2 year EC FP7 project from 1 Jun'12 - 31 May'14 with 5 partners worth a total of € 2,298,600 with an EC contribution of € 1,820,000. The University of Sheffield PI is Prof. Rob Gaizauskas
  • Kumutha Swampillai has been awarded her PhD.
    Information Extraction Across Sentences
    (Award Date: 7 March 2012)

2011

  • Angelo Dalli has been awarded his PhD.
    Timeline Extraction From Hyperlinked Text Corpora
    (Award Date: 10 October 2011)
  • Danica Damljanovic has been awarded her PhD.
    Natural Language Interfaces to Conceptual Models
    (Award Date: 18 August 2011)
  • First Grant Scheme: Non-Parametric Models of Phrase-based Machine Translation project has been awarded from the EPSRC with a start date of 1 September 2011. An 18 month EPSRC funded project from 1 Sept'11 - 28 Feb'13 worth a total of £ 101,251. The PI is Dr. Trevor Cohn
  • The GATE Cloud Exploratory: Adapting the General Architecture for Text Engineering to Cloud Computing project has started. A 6 month EPSRC funded project from 1 Feb'11 - 31 Jul'11 worth a total of £ 71,677. The PI is Prof. Hamish Cunningham
  • The PATHS: Personalised Access To cultural Heritage Spaces project has started. A 3 year EC FP7 project from 1 Jan'11 - 31 Dec'13 involving 6 partners worth a total of € 3,199,299 with an EC contribution of € 2,300,000. The University of Sheffield PI's are Dr. Mark Stevenson & Dr. Paul Clough (The Information School)
  • The ARCOMEM: From Collect-All Archives to Community Memories - Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowds for Intelligent Preservation project has started. A 3 year EC FP7 project from 1 Jan'11 - 31 Dec'13 involving 12 partners worth a total of € 8,013,031 with an EC contribution of € 6,000,000. The University of Sheffield PI is Prof. Hamish Cunningham

2010

  • Ben Allison has been awarded his PhD.
    An Improved Hierarchical Bayesian Model of Language for Document Classification
    (Award Date: 21 October 2010)
  • Dr Kalina Bontcheva has been awarded a Career Acceleration Fellowship from the EPSRC The project will start on 1 October 2010 for 5 years and is worth £ 591,755.
  • Dr. Mark Stevenson has been elected as a member of the SIGLEX board from 2010 until 2012.
  • We are interested in hearing from students who have an interest in studying PHD's in topics related to Natural Language Processing. Some suggestions can be found on the homepages of individual academics - Dr Trevor Cohn, Prof. Rob Gaizauskas, Dr Mark Hepple & Dr Mark Stevenson. For more information on the PHD application process please see the PHD applications information page.
  • Professor Yorick Wilks has been awarded an ACM fellowship
    (Added: 17 May 2010)
  • Nick Webb has been awarded his PhD.
    Cue-based dialogue act classification
    (Award Date: 16 March 2010)
  • Sanaz Jabbari has been awarded her PhD.
    A Statistical Model of Lexical Context
    (Award Date: 23 February 2010)
  • Valentin Tablan has been awarded his PhD.
    Toward Portable Information Extraction
    (Award Date: 25 January 2010)
  • The ACCURAT: Analysis and Evaluation of Comparable Corpora for Under Resourced Areas of Machine Translation Project has started. Duration is 30 months from 1 Jan'10 - 30 Jun'12. The grant is worth € 3.53m in total and of that the EC will fund € 2.82m. USFD Principal Investigators are Prof. Rob Gaizauskas & Dr Mark Sanderson (Information Studies)

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