Prof Sophia Ananiadou

Chair in Computer Science

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Sophia Ananiadou is Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester and is the director of The National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM)  the only centre of its type in the world.

She has led the development of the text mining tools and services currently used in NaCTeM with the aim of providing scalable text mining services: information extraction, intelligent searching, association mining, etc. She has received the IBM UIMA innovation award 3 consecutive times and is also a Daiwa award winner.


Employment history

  • Research Associate, University of Geneva, Machine Translation (1983-1984)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Computational Linguistics, UMIST (1985-1993)
  • Research Fellow, Language and Engineering, UMIST (1999-2000)
  • Senior Lecturer, Computing, Manchester Metropolitan University (1993-1999)
  • Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, School of Computing Science and Engineering, University of Salford (2000-2005)

External positions

Turing Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

15 Oct 201814 Oct 2020

Distinguished Research Fellow, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST

Oct 2017Sep 2020


  • Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

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