Professor of Language Technology in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. I’m a member of the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation, the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications and the Language Technology Group.
Current Research Interests¶
The Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) provides open source Python modules, linguistic data and documentation for research and development in natural language processing, supporting dozens of NLP tasks, with distributions for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
|Natural Language Processing with Python, Bird, Klein & Loper, O’Reilly, 2009|
After a gap of 20 or so years, I’ve started working again on issues involving vagueness and approximation, using multi-agent simulation to capture aspects of vagueness in communication. Some of the results can be found in the forthcoming paper Temporal Vagueness, Coordination and Communication.