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Stephen Pulman

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Professor Stephen Guy Pulman FBA
Professor of Computational Linguistics
Professorial Fellow, Somerville College

Interests

  • formal and computational semantics for natural language
  • automated reasoning and language
  • combining statistical and symbolic models of language

Biography


Employment:

1978-84 Lecturer in Linguistics, School of English and American Studies, University of East Anglia
1984-97 Lecturer in Natural Language Processing, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.
1988-97 Director, SRI International Cambridge Computer Science Research Centre.
1997-00 Reader in Computational Linguistics, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.
1999-00 Deputy Head, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.
2000-06 Professor of General Linguistics, Humanities Division, Oxford University.
2006-     Professor of Computational Linguistics, Oxford University Computing Laboratory.
2007-8   Deputy Director, Oxford University Computing Laboratory.
2008-9   (Acting) Director, Oxford University Computing Laboratory.
2010-13 Deputy Head, Oxford University Department of Computer Science (formerly Computing Laboratory)

Stephen Pulman is a Professorial Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has also held visiting professorships at the Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, University of Stuttgart; and at Copenhagen Business School.

He is a co-founder of TheySay Ltd, a sentiment analysis company which was spun out of the dept in 2010. 

Links

SAFeSEA project web page, Computational Linguistics Group web page, TheySay Ltd, Recent talk on Compositional Sentiment Analysis

Selected Publications

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Concrete Sentence Spaces for Compositional Distributional Models of Meaning

Edward Grefenstette‚ Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh‚ Stephen Clark‚ Bob Coecke and Stephen Pulman

In Harry Bunt‚ Johan Bos and Stephen Pulman, editors, Computing Meaning‚ Volume 4. Pages 71−86. Springer. 2014.

260 p. 13 illus.‚ ISBN 978−94−007−7284−7

Introduction: Computing Meaning: Annotation‚ Representation‚ and Inference

Harry Bunt‚ Johan Bos and Stephen Pulman

In Harry Bunt‚ Johan Bos and Stephen Pulman, editors, Computing Meaning‚ Volume 4. Pages 1−9. Springer. 2014.

260 p. 13 illus.‚ ISBN 978−94−007−7284−7

Reasoning about Meaning in Natural Language with Compact Closed Categories and Frobenius Algebras

Dimitri Kartsaklis‚ Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh‚ Stephen Pulman and Bob Coecke

In J. Chubb‚ A. Eskandarian and V. Harizanov, editors, Logic and Algebraic Structures in Quantum Computing and Information. Cambridge University Press. 2013 (To appear).

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Current Students

Dong-Hong Ji
(Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics)

Past Students

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Jamie Frost
Ashley Rust
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Pia-Ramona Wojtinnek

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