Ahmed Younes My main research interest is in Arabic NLP. I focus on modeling Arabic language characteristics to exploit them in different tasks.
Alex Butterworth My research concerns the representation of narrative accounts of past and future - textual, conceptual and visual. I apply NLP methods to explore the particular affordances of humanistic data, and design novel interfaces to support that process.
Andrew D. Robertson My research areas include methods for automatic key-phrase extraction, automated dynamic querying of social media, and applying deep learning models to summarisation and classification.
Chris Inskip My current research focusses on the application of machine learning techniques to infer latent user demographic attributes on social media.
Colin Ashby I am a PhD student focussing on Web Information Extraction and the design of downstream applications.
Dave Banks I primarily work with the Sussex Humanities Lab; my research interests include internet history and culture, UX and visualization on the web, linguistics and social science.
David Weir I co-direct the Laboratory. My research interests include distributional semantics and computational social science.
Jack Pay I am a PhD student focusing on pre-processing techniques for use in topic modelling. I am also a member of the Sussex Humanities Laboratory, involved in developing technology for large scale data capture and analysis.
Jeremy Reffin I co-direct the Laboratory. My current research interests are in applying NLP technology to solving real-world problems and in developing the APT model of language.
Julie Weeds My main research interest is lexical semantics. In particular, I am interested in compositional distributional semantics and linguistic variation. As a former member of the Sussex Humanities Lab and a lecturer on the Data Science MSc, I am also interested in data analysis, computational modelling and applying state-of-the-art NLP techniques to extracting knowledge from unstructured data.
Justin Crow I'm a PhD student and lecturer at the university. My primary research interest is in the use of social media for situational awareness, particularly automatic event detection and identification of eyewitnesses. Currently focussed on the improvement of methodologies for rapdily collecting high quality datasets in the immediate aftermath of local events.
Justina Li I am a PhD student focusing on Machine Translation. My primary research interest is investigating how different the spaces are for different languages. Potentially, develop a way to transform from one language space to another.
Lorenzo Bertolini My primary research area is compositional distributional semantics. Furthermore, I am interested in the interaction between composition and entailment.
Mary Adel Mansour I am a PhD student and will be working on data analysis of Arabic social media interaction in order to investigate the expression and construction of identities.
Nestor Prieto-Chavana My primary research interest is the application of Natural Language Processing techniques for Automated Claim Identification and Fact Checking.
Qiwei Peng My primary research interest is compositional semantics and its application on tasks like machine translation and summarisation.
Shaun Ring I am a PhD student focussing on document classification. I am investigating the performance of different classification methods across a variety of practical scenarios in order to be able to create a tool that can be tailored to suite a variety of situations.
Simon Wibberley My primary research area is applied computational social science - I'm mainly interested in how analysts and researchers can be empowered by computational approaches. I also am the lead technical architect behind Method52.