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Stephen Pulman

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Professor Stephen Guy Pulman FBA

Professor of Computational Linguistics

Professorial Fellow, Somerville College


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



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)
2014-16 Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Computer Science.

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. 

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