My research involves the computational modelling of various kinds of linguistic phenomena, primarily to gain better understanding of how we use language but also to design computer systems that deal with language (for instance, a system that interprets speech or translates from one language to another).
Topics and projects I have been working on (most recent first):
- EFCamDat and data-driven approaches to second language learning
- Modelling distributional aspects of linguistic constructs for use in neuroimaging studies
- Unsupervised machine-learning of structure from symbolic sequential data
- Spoken dialogue modelling
I have worked at the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain at the University of Cambridge, and at the Center for Language Technology at Macquarie University. My Ph.D. was carried out at the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication.On this website you can find more information about my research and publications. Furthermore, there are various techniques and algorithms that I have developed or used in the course of research, some of which can be used on this website or downloaded.