Mr John McNaught MA (Hons) (Aberdeen), MA (Manchester)

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Research interests

  • Text mining: information extraction (named entity recognition, term extraction, relation extraction, fact and event extraction: application areas in many fields, e.g. life sciences, health, humanities, social sciences)
  • Metadata extraction and exploitation for digital repositories, archives, publishers' content
  • Semantic search based on text mining and ontologies
  • Aids for authors, systematic reviewers, clinicians constructing clinical trial protocols
  • Construction/exploitation of computational language resources: annotated corpora, computational lexica, computational terminologies, ontologies, computational grammars
  • Sublanguages: terminology, text types, sublanguage grammar, domain-specific adaptation
  • Multilingual language technology
  • Infrastructures for computational processing of human language
  • Reusability of linguistic resources and NLP components

My research is conducted in an engineering perspective and typically within collaborative research projects, especially ones funded by the European Commission (I have participated in numerous such projects) and via commissioned projects funded by industry (particularly the publishing industry).

 

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