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Research Themes


Sentiment Analysis

Developing machine learning techniques for understanding sentiment expressed in text.

Claim Veracity Detection

Fact checking; multimodal fake news detection; Twitter rumour veracity assessment.

Topic Discovery in Text

Extracting topics, perspectives, viewpoints from text such as news, microblogs, and reviews.

Event-Centric NLU

Natural language understanding built upon event representations of text.

Biomedical NLP

Gaining insights into biomedical literature and clincal text.


Machine reading comprehension.

Social Media Analysis

Understanding microblog conversations, political debates, citizen participation and many more.

Multimodal Learning

Analysing multimodal data such as text and image for story illustration, caption generation and image generation.

Language Generation

Controllable language generation.