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Dr Matthew Purver

Reader in Computational Linguistics

Research Interests

Computational linguistics / natural language processing; semantics and pragmatics; dialogue modelling and dialogue systems; social media; computational social science. More information on my web page.

Qualifications

BA MPhil PhD

Professional Highlights

International Conference Organisation
ACL 2016: Area chair, Dialogue and Interactive Systems
ENLG 2015: Proceedings chair (15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation)
IWCS 2015: Conference co-chair (
11th International Conference on Computational Semantics)
EMNLP 2013: Programme co-chair, discourse/dialogue/pragmatics (Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing)
SemDial 2010: Technical programme co-chair (14th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue)
SIGDIAL 2009: Local chair (10th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Discourse and Dialogue)

Research Leadership  
SIGSEM board member since 2014 (ACL Special Interest Group for Computational Semantics, http://www.sigsem.org/)
SIGDIAL Scientific Advisory Board member since 2010 (ACL/ISCA Special Interest Group for Discourse and Dialogue, http://www.sigdial.org/ )
SemDial Advisory Board member since 2010 (steering group for the SemDial workshop series on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue, http://www.illc.uva.nl/semdial/)
EPSRC Review College member since 2012. 

Technology Transfer  
Chatterbox: co-founder of the EECS spinout company Chatterbox Labs Ltd, software for automatic social media analysis (http://chatterbox.co/).
ReelReviews: free Android mobile app automatically mining movie reviews from Twitter traffic (http://twitter.com/ReelReviewsApp). 

Invited Talks & Keynotes  
Keynote speaker at SemDial 2014 (the 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab/Semdial/)
Invited speaker at Cambridge, Edinburgh, Gothenburg, Bielefeld, Heriot-Watt, Potsdam, INRIA, Kyoto.

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