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Matt Shardlow
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An Excellent Experimental Framework.
Recently I have been watching through a lecture series on Deep Learning for NLP.  It's a topic that I have long been interested in, and I'm learning lots as I go along.  It has been a welcome relief from thesis writing. In the first 15 minutes of the fifth ...
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September 2015
Thirty-Nine months ago, I started my PhD.  As I look back through logbooks, half written papers and the accumulated file lint that clutters my desktop, I wonder where that time has gone.  But this is no time for reflection.  From here on out, my eyes are se...
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Why Lexical?
In this post I will put forward my arguments for picking lexical simplification as a PhD topic.  I'm certainly going to face that dangerous 'why' question when writing up my thesis, not to mention in the viva. I figure that if I commit my reasoning to page ...
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The Choices of a Simplification System
There are many choices to make when building an LS system. In my experience there are three big decisions to take: the target audience; the source documents; and the mode of presentation. Let's look at each of these in detail. Target Audience Firstly, you n...
The Choices of a Simplification System
The Choices of a Simplification System
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LREC 2014 - Post Blog
Looking back on LREC, I think I went with a real apprehension. My only previous conference experience was ACL 2013 in Sofia.  I had a great time and so my feelings towards LREC were a mixture of excitement for it being similar, but also a worry that it migh...
LREC 2014 - Post Blog
LREC 2014 - Post Blog
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LREC 2014
I write this post from my hotel in Reykjavik.  Ready to get started at LREC tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to another conference experience.  I don't think this city could be more contrasting to my previous conference in Sofia, Bulgaria.  I'm also particula...
LREC 2014
LREC 2014
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Accepted Papers
It has been a good start to 2014 so far with 2 papers accepted.  The first is a conference paper at a large conference called LREC 2014 .  This will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland at the end of May this year.  The paper details some experiments that I per...
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Accepted Papers
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XKCD and simplification.
I have been an avid reader of the webcomic xkcd since my days as an undergrad.  If you've never heard of it, I would recommend you check it out, some of them are laugh-out-loud funny.  There are several comics that stick out as having a simplification theme...
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Word Sense Disambiguation
Some words have more than one meaning.  The brain seems to have an innate ability to work out what a sentence means.  Take the following two sentences: "I tied my boat to the bank" "I put my money in the bank" In the first sentence the you probably imagine ...
Word Sense Disambiguation
Word Sense Disambiguation
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