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Dr Matthew Purver, BA MPhil PhD

Matthew

Reader in Computational Linguistics

Email: m.purver@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 7236
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 403
Website: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~mpurver

Teaching

Interactive System Design (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)

The main areas of study are (i) interaction and design (ii) modelling of interaction (iii) the design process (iv) design principles and (v) usability evaluation. Various types of interfaces will be considered including those encountered on the web and mobile computing devices. A historical perspective is encouraged in order to provide a means of understanding current and projected developments in the discipline and profession of interactive computer system design. The module will include seminars and group laboratory classes in which analysis, design and evaluation methods will be used in practical contexts. Students will be expected to participate fully in the seminars by presenting and discussing their own designs and evaluations. Students will be required to construct prototype interfaces using techniques of their own choice (e.g. Java, Director).

Neural Networks and NLP (Postgraduate)

Natural Language Processing (NLP) has become one of the most important technologies in Artificial Intelligence. Automatic methods for processing natural language now find application in almost every aspect of our communication in person or online, in particular through social media. The increased use of Neural Networks has played an important role in the most recent progress of NLP, as NN techniques have delivered improved performance in applications ranging from language modelling (next word prediction) to speech to machine translation to sentiment analysis. The proposed module provides a thorough introduction to this cutting-edge approach to developing NLP systems.

Research

Research Interests:

  • Computational linguistics / natural language processing
  • Semantics and pragmatics of natural language
  • Dialogue modelling and dialogue systems
  • Mental health and dialogue
  • Social media analysis
  • Computational social science
More information on my web page.

Publications

  • PURVER MRJ, HOUGH J, HOWES C (2018). Computational Models of Miscommunication Phenomena. nameOfConference
  • HOUGH J, PURVER MRJ (2017). Probabilistic Record Type Lattices for Incremental Reference Processing. nameOfConference
  • McGregor S, Jezek E, Purver M et al. (2017). A Geometric Method for Detecting Semantic Coercion.. nameOfConference
  • Concannon S, Healey P, Purver M (2017). How natural is argument in natural dialogue?. Computational Models of Natural Argument
  • Chesney S, Liakata M, Poesio M et al. (2017). Incongruent Headlines: Yet Another Way to Mislead Your Readers.. nameOfConference
  • Concannon S, Healey PGT, Purver M (2017). Opening Up and Closing Down Discussion: Experimenting with Epistemic Status in Conversation.. nameOfConference
  • FORTH J, AGRES K, PURVER MRJ et al. (2016). Entraining IDyOT: timing in the information dynamics of thinking. nameOfConference
  • McGregor S, Purver M, Wiggins G (2016). Words, concepts, and the geometry of analogy. Workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics and Cognitive Science
  • HEALEY PGT, HOWES C, HOUGH J et al. (2016). Better late than Now-or-Never: The case of interactive repair phenomena. nameOfConference
  • Agres KR, McGregor S, Rataj K et al. (2016). Modeling metaphor perception with distributional semantics vector space models. nameOfConference
  • (2016). Proceedings of the INLG 2016 Workshop on Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation, CC-NLG 2016, Edinburgh, UK, September 2016. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Gervás P, Griffiths SS (2016). Proceedings of the INLG 2016 Workshop on Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation.. nameOfConference
  • McGregor S, Purver M, Wiggins GA (2016). Process Based Evaluation of Computer Generated Poetry.. nameOfConference
  • Milajevs D, Sadrzadeh M, Purver M (2016). Robust co-occurrence quantification for lexical distributional semantics. nameOfConference
  • Sylwester K, Purver M (2015). Twitter Language Use Reflects Psychological Differences between Democrats and Republicans. nameOfConference
  • Kempson R, Cann R, Eshghi A et al. (2015). Ellipsis. nameOfConference
  • Concannon S, Healey P, Purver M (2015). Shifting Opinions: Experiments on Agreement and Disagreement in Dialogue. 19th SemDial Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (goDIAL)
  • Concannon S, Healey PGT, Purver M (2015). Taking a Stance: a Corpus Study of Reported Speech. 19th SemDial Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (goDIAL)
  • McGregor S, Purver M, Wiggins G (2015). An Emergent Model of Metaphors as Transformations of Vector Spaces. nameOfConference
  • Agres K, McGregor S, Purver M et al. (2015). Conceptualizing Creativity: From Distributional Semantics to Conceptual Spaces. nameOfConference
  • Mylonas D, Purver M, Sadrzadeh M et al. (2015). The Use of English Colour Terms in Big Data. nameOfConference
  • Eshghi A, Howes C, Gregoromichelaki E et al. (2015). Feedback in Conversation as Incremental Semantic Update. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Sadrzadeh M (2015). From Distributional Semantics to Distributional Pragmatics?. nameOfConference
  • Sadrzadeh M, Purver M (2015). Geometry of Meaning from Words to Dialogue Acts. nameOfConference
  • McGregor S, Purver M, Wiggins G (2015). Metaphor, Meaning, Computers and Consciousness. nameOfConference
  • McGregor S, Agres K, Purver M et al. (2015). From Distributional Semantics to Conceptual Spaces: A Novel Computational Method for Concept Creation. nameOfConference
  • Griffiths SS, McGinity MM, Forth J et al. (2015). Information-theoretic segmentation of natural language. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Sadrzadeh M, Stone M (2015). Introduction. nameOfConference
  • Yuan Z, Purver M (2015). Predicting Emotion Labels for Chinese Microblog Texts. nameOfConference
  • Milajevs D, Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M et al. (2014). Evaluating Neural Word Representations in Tensor-Based Compositional Settings. nameOfConference
  • Hough J, Purver M (2014). Strongly Incremental Repair Detection. nameOfConference
  • Howes C, Hough J, Purver M et al. (2014). Helping, I Mean Assessing Psychiatric Communication: An Application of Incremental Self-Repair Detection. nameOfConference
  • Concannon S, Purver M (2014). Inferring Cultural Preference of Arts Audiences Through Twitter Data. nameOfConference
  • Purver M (2014). A Simple Baseline for Discriminating Similar Languages. nameOfConference
  • Hough J, Purver M (2014). Lattice Theoretic Relevance in Incremental Reference Processing. nameOfConference
  • Maleshkova J, Purver M (2014). Beyond the White Cube: Presentation of Visual Art in Interactive 3D Environments. nameOfConference
  • McGregor S, Wiggins G, Purver M (2014). Computational Creativity: A Philosophical Approach, and an Approach to Philosophy. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Hough J, Gregoromichelaki E (2014). Dialogue and Compound Contributions. nameOfConference
  • Howes C, Purver M, McCabe R (2014). Linguistic Indicators of Severity and Progress in Online Text-based Therapy for Depression. nameOfConference
  • Dacres S, Haddadi H, Purver M (2014). Topic and Sentiment Analysis on OSNs: a Case Study of Advertising Strategies on Twitter. nameOfConference
  • Milajevs D, Purver M (2014). Investigating the Contribution of Distributional Semantic Information for Dialogue Act Classification. nameOfConference
  • Hough J, Purver M (2014). Probabilistic Type Theory for Incremental Dialogue Processing. nameOfConference
  • Farion C, Purver M (2014). "Did you pack your keys?" Smart objects and forgetfulness. nameOfConference
  • Healey PGT, Purver M, Howes C (2014). Divergence in dialogue.. nameOfConference
  • Milajevs D, Kartsaklis D, Sadrzadeh M et al. (2014). Evaluating Neural Word Representations in Tensor-Based Compositional Settings.. nameOfConference
  • Hough J, Purver M (2014). Strongly Incremental Repair Detection.. nameOfConference
  • Maleshkova J, Purver M, Grau O et al. (2013). Presentation and communication of visual artworks in an interactive virtual environment. nameOfConference
  • Hough J, Purver M (2013). Modelling Expectation in the Self-Repair Processing of Annotat-, um, Listeners. SemDial Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
  • Eshghi A, Hough J, Purver M (2013). Incremental Grammar Induction from Child-Directed Dialogue Utterances. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL)
  • Howes C, Purver M, McCabe R (2013). Using Conversation Topics for Predicting Therapy Outcomes in Schizophrenia. nameOfConference
  • PURVER MRJ, Eshghi A, Hough J (2013). Data-driven Learning in an Incremental Grammar Framework. Linguistic Evidence
  • Howes C, Purver M, McCabe R (2013). Investigating Topic Modelling for Therapy Dialogue Analysis. nameOfConference
  • Farion C, Purver M (2013). Message Bag: Can Assistive Technology Combat Forgetfulness?. 4th Augmented Human International Conference
  • Eshghi A, Purver M, Hough J (2013). Probabilistic Induction for an Incremental Semantic Grammar. nameOfConference
  • Khaorapapong N, Cox D, PURVER MRJ (2013). Augmenting Real-World Social Networking with Vibrotactile Display. 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2013)
  • Haddadi H, Healey P, McCabe R et al. (2013). Healthcare Informatics for Mental Health: Recent Advances and the Outlook for the Future. nameOfConference
  • Eshghi A, Purver M, Hough J et al. (2013). Probabilistic grammar induction in an incremental semantic framework. nameOfConference
  • Howes C, Healey P, PURVER MRJ et al. (2012). Finishing each other's ... Responding to incomplete contributions in dialogue. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP)
  • Howes C, Purver M, McCabe R et al. (2012). Helping the Medicine Go Down: Repair and Adherence in Patient-Clinician Dialogues. 16th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2012)
  • Eshghi A, Purver M, Hough J et al. (2012). Inducing lexical entries for an incremental semantic grammar. 7th International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing (CSLP’12)
  • Yuan Z, Purver M (2012). Predicting Emotion Labels for Chinese Microblog Texts. 1st International Workshop on Sentiment Discovery from Affective Data (SDAD)
  • Hough J, Purver M (2012). Processing Self-Repairs in an Incremental Type-Theoretic Dialogue System. 16th SemDial Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SeineDial)
  • Howes C, Healey PGT, Purver M et al. (2012). Finishing each other’s ... Responding to incomplete contributions in dialogue. 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012)
  • Howes C, Healey PGT, Purver M (2012). Whose turn is it anyway? Same- and cross-person compound contributions in dialogue. 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012)
  • Howes C, Purver M, McCabe R et al. (2012). Predicting Adherence to Treatment for Schizophrenia from Dialogue Transcripts. 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2012 Conference)
  • Khaorapapong N, PURVER MRJ (2012). An Assistive Device for Shy Users in Face-to-Face Communication. Doctoral Consortium at the 16th annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2012)
  • Khaorapapong N, PURVER MRJ (2012). Designing Unobtrusive Interfaces to Increase Naturalness of First Time Face-To-Face Interaction. 5th International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience (SAME 2012)
  • Khaorapapong N, PURVER MRJ (2012). Icebreaker T-shirt: a Wearable Device for Easing Face-to-Face Interaction. 16th International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2012)
  • Eshghi A, Hough J, Purver M et al. (2012). Conversational Interactions: Capturing Dialogue Dynamics. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Battersby S (2012). Experimenting with Distant Supervision for Emotion Classification. 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2012)
  • Ginzburg J, Purver M (2012). Quantification, the Reprise Content Hypothesis, and Type Theory. nameOfConference
  • Eshghi A, Purver M, Hough J (2011). DyLan: Parser for Dynamic Syntax. nameOfConference
  • Howes C, Healey P, Purver M (2011). Tracking the Dative Alternation in Conversation. Structural Alternations
  • Healey PGT, Eshghi A, Purver M et al. (2011). Making a Contribution: Processing Clarification Requests in Dialogue. 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse (ST&D)
  • Fox S, Ehlen P, Purver M (2011). Enabling Distributed Communication of Manual Skills. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Eshghi A, Hough J (2011). Incremental Semantic Construction in a Dialogue System. 9th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS)
  • Gregoromichelaki E, Kempson R, Purver M et al. (2011). Incrementality and Intention-Recognition in Utterance Processing. nameOfConference
  • Kempson R, Gregoromichelaki E, Meyer-Viol W et al. (2011). Natural-language Syntax as Procedures for Interpretation: the Dynamics of Ellipsis Construal. nameOfConference
  • Howes C, Purver M, HEALEY PGT et al. (2011). On Incrementality in Dialogue: Evidence from Compound Contributions. nameOfConference
  • Howes C, Purver M, Healey PGT et al. (2011). On Incrementality in Dialogue: Evidence from Compound Contributions. nameOfConference
  • Purver M (2011). Topic Segmentation. nameOfConference
  • Eshghi A, Healey PGT, Purver M et al. (2010). Incremental Turn Processing in Dialogue. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP)
  • Healey PGT, Purver M, Howes C (2010). Structural Divergence in Dialogue. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP)
  • Healey PGT, Purver M, Howes C (2010). Structural Divergence in Dialogue. nameOfConference
  • (2010). Aspects of Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue: SemDial 2010, 14th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Gregoromichelaki E, Meyer-Viol W et al. (2010). Splitting the ‘I’s and Crossing the ‘You’s: Context, Speech Acts and Grammar. nameOfConference
  • Healey PGT, Howes C, Purver M (2010). Does Structural Priming Occur in Ordinary Conversation?. nameOfConference
  • Kempson R, Gregoromichelaki E, Mills GJ et al. (2010). On Dialogue Modelling, Language Processing Dynamics, and Linguistic Knowledge. nameOfConference
  • Tur G, Stolcke A, Voss L et al. (2010). The CALO Meeting Assistant System. nameOfConference
  • Howes C, Healey PGT, Purver M (2010). Tracking lexical and syntactic alignment in conversation.. 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
  • Gargett A, Gregoromichelaki E, Kempson R et al. (2009). Grammar resources for modelling dialogue dynamically.. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Fernández R, Frampton M et al. (2009). Cascaded Lexicalised Classifiers for Second-Person Reference Resolution. SIGDIAL 200910th Annual SIGDIAL Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2009 Conference)
  • (2009). Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2009 Conference. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Howes C, Gregoromichelaki E et al. (2009). Split Utterances in Dialogue: a Corpus Study. SIGDIAL 2009
  • Kempson R, Gregoromichelaki E, Purver M et al. (2009). How Mechanistic Can Accounts Of Interaction Be?. nameOfConference
  • (2009). Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2009 Conference, The 10th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, 11-12 September 2009, London, UK. nameOfConference
  • Tur G, Stolcke A, Voss L et al. (2008). The CALO Meeting Speech Recognition and Understanding System. nameOfConference
  • Dowman M, Savova V, Griffiths TL et al. (2008). A Probabilistic Model of Meetings That Combines Words and Discourse Features. nameOfConference
  • Fernández R, Frampton M, Ehlen P et al. (2008). Modelling and Detecting Decisions in Multi-Party Dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Niekrasz J, Ehlen P (2008). Automatic Annotation of Dialogue Structure from Simple User Interaction. nameOfConference
  • Ehlen P, Purver M, Niekrasz J et al. (2008). Meeting Adjourned: Off-line Learning Interfaces for Automatic Meeting Understanding. nameOfConference
  • Gruenstein A, Niekrasz J, Purver M (2008). Meeting Structure Annotation: Annotations Collected with a General Purpose Toolkit. nameOfConference
  • Tur G, Sfolcke A, Voss L et al. (2008). THE CALO MEETING SPEECH RECOGNITION AND UNDERSTANDING SYSTEM. nameOfConference
  • Weng F, Yan B, Feng Z et al. (2007). CHAT To Your Destination. nameOfConference
  • Cann R, Kempson R, Purver M (2007). Context and Well-formedness: the Dynamics of Ellipsis. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Dowding J, Niekrasz J et al. (2007). Detecting and Summarizing Action Items in Multi-Party Dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Gupta S, Niekrasz J, Purver M et al. (2007). Resolving “You” in Multi-Party Dialog. nameOfConference
  • Gupta S, Purver M, Jurafsky D (2007). Disambiguating Between Generic and Referential “You” in Dialog. nameOfConference
  • Yan B, Weng F, Feng Z et al. (2007). A Conversational In-Car Dialog System (Demo). nameOfConference
  • Ehlen P, Niekrasz J, Purver M (2007). A Meeting Browser That Learns. nameOfConference
  • Ehlen P, Purver M, Niekrasz J (2007). A Meeting Browser that Learns.. nameOfConference
  • Purver M (2006). CLARIE: Handling Clarification Requests in a Dialogue System. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Cann R, Kempson R (2006). Grammars as Parsers: Meeting the Dialogue Challenge. nameOfConference
  • Ehlen P, Laidebeure S, Niekrasz J et al. (2006). Browsing Meetings: Automatic Understanding, Presentation and Feedback for Multi-Party Conversations (Demo). nameOfConference
  • Weng F, Varges S, Raghunathan B et al. (2006). CHAT: A Conversational Helper for Automotive Tasks. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Ratiu F, Cavedon L (2006). Robust Interpretation in Dialogue by Combining Confidence Scores with Contextual Features. nameOfConference
  • Varges S, Purver M (2006). Robust Language Analysis and Generation for Spoken Dialogue Systems. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Ehlen P, Niekrasz J (2006). Shallow Discourse Structure for Action Item Detection. nameOfConference
  • Kempson R, Cann R, Purver M (2006). Grammar Formalisms and Explanations of Dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Niekrasz J, Purver M (2006). A Multimodal Discourse Ontology for Meeting Understanding. nameOfConference
  • Weng FL, Varges S, Raghunathan B et al. (2006). CHAT: A Conversational Helper for Automotive Tasks. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Ehlen P, Niekrasz J (2006). Detecting Action Items in Multi-Party Meetings: Annotation and Initial Experiments. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Ehlen P, Niekrasz J (2006). Detecting action items in multi-party meetings: Annotation and initial experiments. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Ratiu F, Cavedon L (2006). Robust Interpretation in Dialogue by Combining Confidence Scores with Contextual Features. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Kording KP, Griffiths TL et al. (2006). Unsupervised Topic Modelling for Multi-Party Spoken Discourse. nameOfConference
  • Cavedon L, Purver M, Ratiu F (2005). Combining Confidence Scores with Contextual Features for Robust Multi-Device Dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Gruenstein A, Niekrasz J, Purver M (2005). Meeting Structure Annotation: Data and Tools. nameOfConference
  • Cann R, Purver M, Kempson R (2005). Context and Well-formedness: the Dynamics of Ellipsis. nameOfConference
  • Pallotta V, Niekrasz J, Purver M (2005). Collaborative and Argumentative Models of Meeting Discussions. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Niekrasz J, Peters S (2005). Ontology-Based Discourse Understanding for a Persistent Meeting Assistant. nameOfConference
  • Niekrasz J, Purver M, Dowding J et al. (2005). Ontology-Based Discourse Understanding for a Persistent Meeting Assistant. nameOfConference
  • Niekrasz J, Purver M (2005). A multimodal discourse ontology for meeting understanding. nameOfConference
  • Mirkovic D, Cavedon L, PURVER MRJ et al. (2005). Dialogue management using scripts and combined confidence scores. nameOfConference
  • Purver M (2004). The Theory and Use of Clarification Requests in Dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Purver M (2004). CLARIE: the Clarification Engine. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Kempson R (2004). Incremental Context-Based Generation for Dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Kempson R (2004). Incremental Parsing, or Incremental Grammar?. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Kempson R (2004). Incrementality, Alignment and Shared Utterances. nameOfConference
  • Fernández R, Purver M (2004). Information State Update: Semantics or Pragmatics?. nameOfConference
  • Kempson R, Purver M (2004). Grammars with Parsing Dynamics: a New Perspective on Alignment. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Ginzburg J (2004). Clarifying Noun Phrase Semantics. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Kempson R (2004). Context-based incremental generation for dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Fernández R (2003). Utterances as Update Instructions. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Healey PGT, King J et al. (2003). Answering Clarification Questions. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Ginzburg J (2003). Clarifying Noun Phrase Semantics in HPSG. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Otsuka M (2003). Incremental Generation by Incremental Parsing: Tactical Generation in Dynamic Syntax. nameOfConference
  • Healey PGT, Purver M, King J et al. (2003). Experimenting with clarification in dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Otsuka M, Purver M (2003). Incremental Generation by Incremental Parsing. 6th Annual CLUK Research Colloquium
  • Ginzburg J, Sag IA, Purver M (2003). Integrating Conversational Move Types in the Grammar of Conversation. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Ginzburg J, Healey P (2003). On the Means for Clarification in Dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Purver M, Ginzburg J, Healey P (2003). On the means for clarification in dialogue. nameOfConference
  • Purver M (2002). Processing Unknown Words in a Dialogue System. 3rd SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue
  • Purver M, Ginzburg J, Healey P (2001). On the Means for Clarification in Dialogue. 2nd SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue
  • Ginzburg J, Sag IA, Purver M (2001). Integrating Conversational Move Types in the Grammar of Conversation. 5th Workshop on Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (BI-DIALOG)
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