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
Investigating the Role or Prior Disambiguation in Deep−Learning Compositional Models of Meaning
Jianpeng Cheng‚ Dimitri Kartsaklis and Edward Grefenstette
In Learning Semantics workshop‚ NIPS 2014. Montreal‚ Canada. December, 2014.
Evaluating Neural Word Representations in Tensor−Based Compositional Settings
Dmitrijs Milajevs‚ Dimitri Kartsaklis‚ Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh and Matthew Purver
In Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). Doha‚ Qatar. October, 2014. Association for Computational Linguistics.
Compositional Morphology for Word Representations and Language Modelling
Jan A. Botha and Phil Blunsom
In Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). Beijing‚ China. June, 2014.
*Award for best application paper*