Computer Laboratory

Natural Language and Information Processing Research Group

Masters projects in language processing

The following list is intended to give an idea of some of the varied research topics which have been studied by Master students in the NLIP group. New projects will be suggested each year for the ACS MPhil, according to the interests of individual students and supervisors. Many projects have the potential to be expanded into PhD work. Prospective students should look at the list of funded research projects and the web pages of individual NLIP group members for further ideas.

  • A summariser based on a model of human memory limitations
  • What if Tony Blair had converted to Islam? Explorations in creative concept combination
  • Topic models of social network data
  • Using distributional methods in parse ranking
  • Improving Click-Through Rates using Keyword Search Terms
  • Judging the Grammaticality of Paraphrases in Context
  • Improving the Performance of a Wide-Coverage Parser on Unbounded Dependency Recovery
  • Identification of meaning differences between language varieties
  • Efficient operations on semantic dependency structures
  • Finding syntactically irregular multiword expressions in corpora
  • Unsupervised graded word sense disambiguation
  • Citation and Reference Name Resolution
  • Named Entity Recognition and Parsing
  • Using Lexical Semantic Analysis to Investigate How Conceptual Knowledge is Represented in the Human Brain
  • An Adaptable Scientific Summariser
  • Hadoop cluster for statistical speech and language processing
  • Fingerprinting poetry: features for authorship attribution
  • Integrating simulation and experiment: A study in Japanese Second Language Acquisition
  • Argumentative Zoning for improving IR in Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Lexical chain-based segmentation of scientific text
  • Automatic recognition of evidence for the Structure-Dependent Generalisation Hypothesis in child-directed discourse

This page relates to: Postgraduate opportunities in the NLIP group