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Department of Computer Science and Technology


The Department of Computer Science and Technology is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ann Copestake as new Head of Department. She has taken over from Professor Andy Hopper CBE, FIET, FREng, FRS, who held the post for almost 14 years.

Ann Copestake is Professor of Computational Linguistics. 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. Apart from DELPH-IN, her current research mainly concerns semantics.

She has worked on a variety of application areas including scientific text processing, information extraction, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), machine translation, Natural Language Interfaces, lexical acquisition and on tools for lexicographers.