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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Areas of Interest: 
Computational linguistics
Speech and language processing
Textual information management
Evolutionary linguistics


Automated assessment and tutoring of writing for learners; (nearly-)deterministic, statistical, and robust parsing techniques; text classification, filtering and mining using linguistic features; textual information extraction from scientific articles; acquiring lexical information from on-line text and dictionaries; exploiting punctuation and document structure during parsing; models of human language learning and parsing; evolutionary simulation of language development and change.

Professor of Computational Linguistics
Director of the Institute for Automated Language Teaching and Assessment (ALTA)
Professor Ted  Briscoe