about me

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Cognitive Science research group, in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London.more ...

contact

My email address is m.purver (at) qmul.ac.uk; my office is CS/403 and my office surgery hours are 1-3pm on Thursdays - please email me for an appointment. If not at QMUL, you can probably find me at Chatterbox. more ...

research

My research is in computational linguistics (aka natural language processing) - getting computers to behave as if they understood human language. I'm mainly interested in conversational language: systems which can have conversations with people, or which can understand people having conversations with each other, face-to-face or online.more ...

teaching

This year (2013-14) I am teaching Interaction Design (ECS612U), Interactive System Design (ECS733P) and the MEng Team Project (ECS626U).more ...

software

Try our (free!) sentiment, emotion and excitement detection APIs; check out our Live London Emotion Map or our Wheel of Emotion emotion analysis demo; get our Sentimental iPhone app; download open source code for our incremental parser and dialogue system, DYLAN. more ...

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Wheel of Emotion