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Ann Copestake

Professor Ann Copestake

Professor Ann Copestake


Ann Copestake is Professor of Computational Linguistics at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge. Her research involves developing computer models of human languages (or, more precisely, models of some aspects of human languages). In conjunction with DELPH-IN, an informal international consortium, she has developed software which has been used to develop formal computational accounts of the syntax and compositional semantics of many different languages. Her current research mainly concerns the development of models of semantics which are compatible with broad-coverage computational processing (parsing and generation). She is also interested in the formal aspects of combining distributional semantics with model theoretic accounts and in utilising DELPH-IN technology to establish the performance of deep learning systems according to linguistic criteria. She has worked on a variety of application areas including scientific text processing, information extraction, augmentative and alternative communication, machine translation, Natural Language Interfaces, lexical acquisition and on tools for lexicographers.


Research Appointment Panel A(iii)January 2017 - December 2022Member
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