Research

  • Text mining: information extraction, term recognition, named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, text classification, information retrieval, language resources
  • Knowledge representation: development, application & standardisation of ontologies
  • Machine learning: feature engineering, case-based reasoning, naive Bayesian learning, support vector machines, genetic algorithms, genetic programming
  • Information management: data modelling, data mining, relational and XML databases, user interface development
  • Application areas: healthcare, life sciences, social sciences & social media

Teaching

  • I will be on research leave in 2016/2017 and, therefore, will have no teaching in this academic year.

Supervision

  • Vigneshwaran Muralidaran (PhD, 2017-present): natural language processing, corpus linguistics
  • Steven Neale (PDRA, 2016-present): natural language processing, corpus linguistics, crowdsourcing
  • David Owen (RA/PhD, 2016-present): text mining, ontologies, health informatics
  • Lowri Williams (PhD, 2013-present): text mining, sentiment analysis, language resources
  • David Rogers (RA/PhD, 2012-present): text mining, sentiment analysis, social media
  • Bathilde Ambroise (PhD, 2012-2016, submitted): text mining, genomics, bioinformatics

Alumni

  • Dr Bo Zhao (PhD, 2011-2015): text mining, ontologies, health informatics
  • Dr Christian Bannister (MRC Doctoral Training Grant) (PhD, 2011-2015): machine learning, health informatics, epidemiology
  • Dr Mark Greenwood (Cardiff University President's Research Scholarship) (PhD, 2010-2014): text mining, health informatics, social media

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