John A. Carroll

John Carroll

John A. Carroll

Professor of Computational Linguistics
Department of Informatics
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QJ

Phone: +44 1273 678029
Fax: +44 1273 877873


I work in the area of intelligent computer processing of human language (natural language processing, or NLP). My current research is concerned with: natural language parsing, acquisition of lexical information from text, sentiment analysis, clinical text mining, and other applications of natural language processing to real-world tasks.

I have been an investigator in several research projects, and have co-organised a number of international workshops. Most of my publications are available online, as open access.

Current and recent responsibilities

General chair of the 14th International Conference on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 2015), Dialogue 2012 invited speaker, CICLing 2012 invited speaker

Best paper awards

Finding predominant word senses in untagged text at ACL 2004, High efficiency realization for a wide-coverage unification grammar at IJCNLP 2005, and Text categorization for improved priors of word meaning at CICLing 2007 (3rd Best Paper)

Resources I have contributed to

RASP parsing system, morphological and orthographic tools for English, LKB System, English parser evaluation corpus, parser efficiency comparison data, Alvey NL Tools


Natural Language Engineering (Autumn 2015)
Applied Natural Language Processing (Autumn 2015)

Student drop-in sessions: Tuesdays 14:00-15:00, Wednesdays 12:00-13:00, Chichester 1 room 206

Research students: Eltayeb Mohammed Ahmed, Aleksandar Savkov
Visitors: Uxoa Inurrieta Urmeneta

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