Julie Weeds

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  • Research Fellow
  • University of Sussex

My background is in Computer Science and more specifically Natural Language Processing (NLP). I have studied at Cambridge and Sussex, where latterly I completed my doctorate looking at measures and applications of lexical distributional similarity. I returned to Sussex in 2012 to work part-time in the NLP group. Before joining the Sussex Humanities Lab in November 2015, I worked on DisCo, a joint research project between the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Sussex and York, which was investigating distributional models of meaning and their composition. I have also previously worked on database-guided dialogue and the use of ontologies in the area of natural language service composition. My specific interests are the evaluation of models for composing vector representations of meaning, distinguishing different semantic relations automatically and automatic word sense acquisition.

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