The appointment of Stephen Clark in 2004 and the move in 2006 from Oxford's Linguistics department by Prof. Stephen Pulman established a leading group in computational linguistics. Their work encompasses and combines established knowledge-based approaches with statistical and machine learning methods. Their new group, currently comprising 15 members, is growing rapidly and has been particularly successful in attracting top-class doctoral students. The group has links with industry such as Sharp Laboratories of Europe, currently sponsoring an EPSRC CASE studentship, and Corpora Software, fully funding a DPhil student. The group also has interdisciplinary links with other Oxford departments, a notable example being a collaboration with the Engineering Department on robot navigation. It is a partner in the 12M Euro FP6 Companions project for research into learning methods for human-machine dialogues, and the FP7: Europa European Robotic Pedestrian Assistant project. Phil Blunsom joined the group in Oct 2009, replacing Stephen Clark who has moved to Cambridge.
- Quantum Linguistics
- Variational Bayesian Inference
- Vector Space Modelling of Semantics
- Deep Learning
Related seminar series
- OASIS: The Oxford Advanced Seminar on Informatic Structures
- Oxford Computational Linguistics Seminars
Oxford's Computational Linguistics group will have a strong presence in some of this summer's top-tier computational linguistics conferences and associated workshops.
Separating Disambiguation from Composition in Distributional Semantics
Dimitri Kartsaklis‚ Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh and Stephen Pulman
In Proceedings of 17th Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL). August, 2013.
"Not not bad" is not "bad": A distributional account of negation
Karl Moritz Hermann‚ Edward Grefenstette and Phil Blunsom
In Proceedings of the 2013 Workshop on Continuous Vector Space Models and their Compositionality. August, 2013.
Unsupervised Bayesian Part of Speech Inference with Particle Gibbs
Gregory Dubbin and Phil Blunsom
In N. Cristianini P. Flach T. De Bie, editor, Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD). Bristol‚ UK. , 2012. Springer.