John McCrae

I am a lecturer above-the-bar at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland Galway. I am currently working with Paul Buitelaar in the Unit for Natural Language Processing.Until 2015 I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bielefeld in Bielefeld, Germany in Prof. Philipp Cimiano's group, AG Semantic Computing. My research interests include the following:

  • Ontologies, lexicography and the lexicon-ontology interface
  • Collaborative development and publishing of language resources
  • Big data and data science
  • Linked data and the Semantic Web
  • Machine translation and multilingualism
  • Machine learning methods for NLP
  • Digital Humanities
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