The Research Institute in Information
and Language Processing (RIILP) brings together two complementary
and interdisciplinary research teams that explore the potential of
advanced computing technologies for ‘understanding’ human language
and social sciences, respectively.
Both groups have built an international reputation for research
excellence, and are committed to delivering practical (including
commercial) applications based on their research findings.
The Research Group of Computational
Linguistics is pursuing research in a number of areas at
the interface of computers and human language. In particular, the
group seeks to provide effective solutions to the many problems
that computers have in coping with the complex and intuitive system
that is human language.
Research areas include
The group plans to embark on new areas of multidisciplinary,
multimodal and multilingual applied research such as multilingual
and multimodal applications for both healthcare and e-learning, and
The Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group is
an Information Science research group developing software and
methodologies to exploit Internet-based data sources for social
sciences research, including link analysis, cybermetrics and
Particular specialisms include
RIILP has secured funding from a variety of national and
international research sponsors and has recently embarked on a
number of projects designed to exploit the commercial potential of
the research findings of its research groups.
Two systems set up by Constantin Orasan and Iustin Dornescu were
ranked second and third for the above challenge.
Further information about the results
Natalia Ponomareva, one of the research fellows in the Research
Institute in Information and Language Processing, was recently
given the prestigious award of 'Best Paper' at a top European
The Programme Committee of the 14th International Conference on Applications of
Natural Language to Information Systems
NLDB 2009 at Saarbruecken, Germany, commended Natalia with the
'Reind Van De Riet Memorial Award' for the best paper in the Main
Conference for the contribution:
AIR: A Semi-Automatic
System for Archiving Institutional Repositories by Natalia Ponomareva,
Manuel Gomez Soriano and Viktor Pekar.
The results from the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
announced on 17 December 2008, confirm the Research Institute of
Information and Language Processing as one of the top performers in
UK research. Both groups which form the institute – the Statistical
Cybernetics Research Group and the Research Group in Computational
Linguistics are among the UK leading groups in their fields.
Statistical Cybermetrics was entered in Unit of Assessment
"Library and Information Management" and in national context,
Wolverhampton was ranked joint 2nd with 4 more universities.
According to the league tables of the Guardian, The Times and
Research Fortnight, research in Library and Information Management
at the University of Wolverhampton is one of the 6 best in the
Computational Linguistics was entered in Unit of Assessment
"Linguistics" and Wolverhampton was ranked joint 3rd with 2 more
universities. According to the league tables of the Guardian, The
Times and Research Fortnight, research in Linguistics at the
University of Wolverhampton is one of the 6 best in the UK.
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