Bonnie Webber's Home Page

"Gillian Parkin sighed. She was an intelligent, enthusiastic 24-year old, and it always depressed her when people hadn't heard of her thesis topic."
[Robert Barnard, A Gathering of Vultures]

This is me comparing apples and oranges at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, where I lived for many years before moving to Edinburgh.

picture of Bonnie at Market

Bonnie Webber
Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AB

My most recent papers are:

Pointers to other recent papers can be found

Pointers to some of my favorite quotes can be found here.

At Edinburgh, I work on discourse phenomena, collaborating on the development and use of the Penn Discourse TreeBank. I am also interested in discourse in the context of machine translation and the stability of language technology tools across changes in genre.

My current PhD students are:

Recently graduated PhD students include: