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Nicole Peinelt

I am currently a second-year PhD student in Computer Science based at the Alan Turing Institute in London. My research interests include information retrieval and computer-assisted language learning. In my PhD project, I am exploring machine learning algorithms for community-based question answering and text summarisation. I am particularly interested in applying these methods in real-world educational applications.

Research Interests

Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, NLP for Education, Chinese Natural Language Processing


  • Nicole Peinelt, Maria Liakata, Shu-Kai Hsieh: ClassifierGuesser - A Context-based Classifier Prediction System for Chinese Language Learners. IJCNLP (System Demonstrations) 2017: 41-44. [PDF]
  • Chieh-Yang Huang, Nicole Peinelt, Lun-Wei Ku (2016): Automatically Suggesting Example Sentences of Near-Synonyms for Language Learners. COLING (Demos) 2016: 302-306. [PDF]

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  • 2016 - present: PhD in Computer Science, University of Warwick & Alan Turing Institute, UK
  • 2013 - 2016: MA in Computational Linguistics, University of Trier, Germany
  • 2009 - 2013: BA in Chinese Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany

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