of Sussex: DPhil in
of Sussex: MSc in
Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems.
College: Diploma in
University: BA (1st
class) in Philosophy and Engineering.
Lexical Computing Ltd
software and services, consultancy
and training in lexicography, dictionary production
1995-2004 Information Technology Research Institute, University of Brighton
Fellow/Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer.
1992-95 Computational linguist,
lexical databases, advising on Language Engineering
1983-87 Housing Officer, London and Quadrant Housing Trust.
2005-2008 Department of Informatics, University of
2006-present School of Modern Languages
and Cultures, University
Oxford University Press 1998-present
Advisor on language technology;
projects include lexical database development, standardisation and integration,
and the Oxford English Corpus.
Bloomsbury, Macmillan, A & C Black publishers 1998-present
corpus use in dictionary production, for Macmillan English Dictionary for
Advanced Learners (Rundell, 2002, 2007).
Advice on computational
linguistics and corpus processing
Reed Business International, Meaningful Machines
Inc., Random House Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Longman
Dictionaries, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), Millward Brown Precis Ltd,
Penguin Books, RM Publishing, Kings College London
Various short-term consultancies
on corpus strategy, corpus processing techniques, lexicography, business
2006-present: Expert witness in
intellectual property cases relating to product names and trademarks.
Keynotes, plenaries, invited
- ASIALEX (Asian Association for Lexicography), Bali,
- TSD (Text Speech Dialogue) Conference, Brno, Czech Republic. September 2012.
- Corpora in Suzhou: An International Conference, Suzhou, China. July 2012.
- Internet Lexicography Workshop on Automatic extraction of lexicographical information, Bolzano, Italy. May 2012.
- 'Languages go web' LETISS workshop, Pavia, Italy. April 2012.
- 1st Language and Speech Technology Workshop, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. February 2012.
- International Symposium on the Sociology of Words, Murcia, Spain. December 2011.
- NTNU Language Teaching and Learnign Conference, Taipei. November 2011.
- TALC (Teaching and Language Corpora), Brno, July 2010
- 'Communication in Slovene’ Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, February 2010
- Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora, Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Malta, May 2010
- English Teachers’ Association, Taiwan. Taipei, November 2009
- Global WordNet Conference, Szeged, Hungary, January 2008
- 1st Int. Conf. on Corpus-Based Approaches to English Language Teaching, Castello, Spain,
- Workshop on Web-based Corpora and Lexicology, Regensburg, Germany, September 2006
- 7th PROPOR Workshop on Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language. Rio de Janeiro, May 2006
- ATALA workshop: Le Web comme ressource pour le TAL. Paris, March 2006
- Lexicographic Theory and Practice, University of Athens, Greece, November 2005
- CLUK (Computational Linguistics UK) Colloquium, Manchester University, January 2005
- Web as Corpus Workshop, Bologna University, January 2005
- Taiwan Summer Institute of Linguistics and Workshop on Frontiers in
Linguistics, July 2004
- IWCS (International workshop in Computational Semantics) 5, Tilburg University, The Netherlands,
(Third International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and
Computational Linguistics), Mexico City, February 2003
- ASIALEX (Asian Association for Lexicography), Tokyo,
- IEEE NLP-KE (Conference of the Institute
of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Natural Language Processing and
Knowledge Engineering), Beijing, October 2003
- NSCOPE workshop, Edinburgh University, February 1999
on Computational Lexicography), Budapest,
I have also been an invited speaker addressing research seminars and similar
at Google, Microsoft, FrameNet (Berkeley, USA), the
Universities of Stockholm, Düsseldorf, Munich, Geneva, Gothenburg, Uppsala, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Dublin, Columbia (NY), Tampere (Finland), Helsinki, Complutense
(Madrid), Essex, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Sheffield,
Lancaster, Leeds, Surrey, Kings (London), Goldsmith, Cardiff, Wolverhampton, Aston,
Brighton and Sussex, British Library, Institute for Dutch Lexicology, Institut fur Deutsche Sprache,
Institute of Bulgarian, Institute for the Estonian Language, Institut Marie Haps (Brussels), Queen Mary (London), Wellington (New Zealand). I have spent periods as
Visiting Research Fellow at Xerox Research Centre Europe (June
1998) and Macquarie
Seven successful grant applications, in competitive calls
against national and Europe-wide competition:
- PRESEMT (Pattern Recognition Based Statistically
Enhanced Machine Translation) EU FP7 grant ICT
248307, Jan 2010 – Dec 2012.
- KELLY EU Lifelong Learning Programme grant 505630, Oct 2009-Dec 2011.
- WASPS UK EPSRC grant GR/M54971 for £287,207. June 1999-Jul 2002: A
semi-automatic lexicographer's workbench for writing word sense profiles.
- MATS (Manual
tagging for SENSEVAL) UK
EPSRC grant GR/R02337 for £15,341. Aug 2000-Jul 2002. To prepare
evaluation data for SENSEVAL-2.
- EPSRC GR/M03481 UK
EPSRC grant for £10,255, May 1998-Jan 1999: “A manually sense-tagged gold
standard corpus for evaluating word sense disambiguation programs”. The
project was successfully completed. NB:
owing to EPSRC rules these three grants are in Roger Evans's name.
- CONCEDE (with Roger
Evans) EU Inco-Copernicus grant PL96-1142. With
seven non-UK partners: developing standardised lexical resources for NLP
use for six Central and Eastern European languages. ITRI budget: 50,755
Euro. Jan 1998 - Oct 2000.
- GREG (with Roger
Evans) INTAS-Georgia grant with four partners to develop a multilingual valency lexicon for Georgian, Russian, English and
German. ITRI budget: 5000 Euro. Mar 1999 - May 2001.
2009 and earlier see here
2010 and later see here
Schools, Short courses, Tutorials
- Lexicom 5-day course
in Lexicography and Lexical Computing. With Sue Atkins and Michael
Rundell. Each year since 2001. Brighton, Copenhagen, Brno, Opatija (Croatia), Hong Kong, Barcelona, Ljubljana,
Mexico City, St Petersburg, Auckland (New Zealand), Galtür (Austria)
courses at University of Barcelona (2009), Complutense,
M\adrid (201, 2011), Athens (2007), Castello (Spain), 2005, Pompeu
Fabra (Barcelona), 2005, Tuebingen
University, Tuebingen, 2005; Beijing Univ, Beijing, 2004; Lancaster, UK, 2004; Senshu Univ, Tokyo, 2003; Rosendal, Norway, 2002; Kings College London, 2001.
at TALC, Paris, 2006; ASIALEX, Singapore, 2005; EURALEX, Copenhagen 2002;
ICON, Mumbai, 2002, EACL, Norway, 1999; ACL, Maryland US, 1999.
supervision and examining: Three students supervised to
successful completion. Approved University of Brighton
research supervisor. PhDs examined at Universities of Brighton, Durham, Staffordshire,
‘official opponent’ in Gothenburg.
MSc in Lexical Computing and Lexicography, University of Brighton. Course development team leader, Course Leader.
2002-2003: Consolidation of teaching skills through Postgraduate Certificate in
Learning and Teaching in HE.
1990-2001: Lecturing on various courses at Universities of Brighton, Sussex and
2006-2008, Association for Computational Linguistics SIG on Web as Corpus
board member 2006-present International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
board member 2004-present Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory
board member 2004-2011 Language Resources and Evaluation Journal
member 2002-2006, EURALEX (European Association for Lexicography)
board member 2001-2004 Computers and the Humanities
2000-2004, Association for Computational Linguistics SIG on the Lexicon
member, DTI Speech and Language Technology (SALT) club, 1992-94.
Corpus workshop series (with Marco Baroni,
Sebastian Hoffman.) WAC1 held in conjuncton with
Corpus Linguistics 2005, Birmingham, UK, July 2005; WAC2 in conjunction
with EACL, Trento, April 2006; WAC3 at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, September 2007, Marrakech,
2008; San Sebastian, 2009; Los Angeles, 2010; Lyon, France, 2012.
CLEANEVAL A shared exercise in 'cleaning' arbitrary web
pages for use in language research. With Marco Baroni and Serge Sharoff.
Writing Systems workshop series. DWS-1 and 2
in Brighton, December 2002, December 2003; DWS-3 in Brno, Czech Republic,
September 2004; DWS-4 in Turin, September 2006.
SENSEVAL: Evaluation exercises for Word Sense Disambiguation(1998, 2001, 2004, 2007). Inaugurated the
series, co-ordinated the first, co-chaired the second (with Philip
workshop on Comparing Corpora, co-chaired with Tony Berber
Sardinha. Held in conjunction with 38th Meeting of the Association for
Computational Linguistics. Hong Kong,
Annual CLUK (Computational Linguistics in the UK)
Doctoral Research Colloquium (with Darren Pearce and Carole Tiberius).
Universities of Brighton and Sussex, April
(Speech and Language Technology) Workshop on The
Unified Lexicon, Durham
all major journals, conferences and workshops in the areas of computational and
corpus linguistics and lexicography; reviewing of EU projects BILEDITA and
SIMPLE. Reviewing of project proposals for the UK, US and
European Government organizations.
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