Philippa Shoemark

PhD student in the CDT in Data Science at the University of Edinburgh

Research

My research interests span computational linguistics, natural language processing, cognitive modelling, and complex networks. I am currently using computational methods to identify social and individual factors that condition linguistic variation and change on social media, under the supervision of Sharon Goldwater and James Kirby.

Previously I have studied phonological networks—a way of representing the mental lexicon as a graph in which similar-sounding words are connected to one another. My MSc thesis addressed methdological issues in comparing the structure of phonological networks across different languages or ages.

During a research internship at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, I worked on identifying changes in voice quality, prosody, and other non-verbal behaviours that are indicative of remission from depression, and on crowd-sourcing micro-level video behaviour annotations.

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