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Professor Yannis Korkontzelos inaugural lecture: Can machines understand human language?

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Thursday 27 April 2023





Lecture Theatre , Law and Psychology

Nowadays, data is everywhere, being generated by humans, applications, systems and processes at an ever-accelerating pace. One of the most common forms, text , is challenging for machines to analyse and understand. If they could it would allow them to extract knowledge, represent it in different forms and use it for decision-making and new knowledge generation.

Professor Korkontzelos is working on natural language processing and text mining which use machine learning methods to structure text and extract useful information from it. During his inaugural lecture, he will share his own experiences in research on natural language processing and text mining, such as compositional semantics, multiword expression and term extraction, document classification and sentiment analysis, which can be applied to text of all kinds.

Yannis Korkontzelos

Since 2015, Professor Korkontzelos has been teaching and carrying out research in Natural Language Processing, Big Data Analytics and Text Mining at the Department of Computer Science at Edge Hill University. Previously, he was a researcher at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), University of Manchester. 

Professor Yannis Korkontzelos has been involved in designing, running and managing research projects, funded by national and international funding bodies focussing on the development of new methods for domain-specific text and data analysis, based on Machine Learning. He has authored and co-authored more than 70 research papers, published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.


5:00pm – Welcome refreshments

5:30pm – Inaugural lecture

6:15pm -Q&A

6:30pm – Networking and refreshments

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