What I do
Ian is a Research Associate in the Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Sheffield.
His background is in computer science, with a first degree from the University of Oxford and an M.Sc from Sheffield. Ian has been working in the Natural Language Processing group at the University of Sheffield since completing his M.Sc. in 2002.
He initially worked on the myGrid, CLEF and CLEF-Services UK-funded projects in biomedical text processing, and since 2004, as a member of the GATE team. In addition to specific work on funded projects (MUSING and AnnoMarket among others), he has also contributed to core GATE development, including the UIMA interoperability layer and crowdsourcing tools, and delivered training courses on GATE tools and technologies.
His current work and interests involve the use of web applications and web services to support scalable and usable text processing architectures – he was one of two principal developers of the “GATE Cloud” platform for scalable distributed deployment of GATE-based text processing tools on the cloud.