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Professor Sophia Ananiadou

Director, National Centre for Text Mining and Deputy Director, Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence - The University of Manchester
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Sophia is Professor in Computer Science at the University of Manchester. She has been active in the field of Natural Language Processing and Text Mining, with particular emphasis in biomedicine.  Since 2005, she has served as director, and was responsible for the creation of, the 1st publicly funded text-mining centre in the world, the National Centre for Text Mining. She has advanced the state of the art in text mining and contributed to a number of research areas such as information extraction, the development of NLP applications and terminological resources.