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The Language and Social Computing Team

We are a team of researchers and engineers specialising in the areas of Natural Language Processing (and Computational Linguistics), Information Retrieval, Statistics, Social Media and Analysis.

Team Leader: Dr Stephen Wan

What we do:  

The Language and Social Computing team is an applied science team with capabilities in natural language processing (NLP), information retrieval (IR), statistics, and social media analytics. We use state-of-the-art methods from these research areas to create new tools that transform networked unstructured text data into business, research or societal insights, typically within a decision-support or research-support workflow.

We are interested in topics such as sentiment and emotion analysis, social media text analytics for mental health and social science, social network analysis, social media analytics for emergency crisis coordination, and enterprise document information systems.

We are part of the Knowledge Discovery and Management group which includes Human Dynamics, Cognitive Informatics and Behavioural Modelling.

Work with us:

 We have a set of tools for social media analytics that can facilitate other science research, for example in the medical, mental health or social sciences.

Are you looking for an Honours, Masters or PhD topic?  Contact us if you are interested in a post-graduate project!  For some projects, funding may be available.

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