My main research interests focus upon different aspects of the analysis of natural language, and the academic areas with which I am most closely involved include language-based AI, theoretical linguistics, and philosophy.
As a Senior Research Associate in the Engineering Department, I have developed Automatic Speech Recognition systems, Speech Synthesis systems, and Machine Translation systems. I work on various problems, such as the difficult tasks of identifying `Structural MetaData' in input speech signals, and building Statistical Language Models for agglutinative languages. I helped to implement an effective morphological decomposition scheme for the Cambridge Arabic ASR system as part of the Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE) project. I currently work on the Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project, which seeks to develop more ethical AI technologies.