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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

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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