Guest Blogger

Ian Roberts

What I do

Ian is a Research Associate in the Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Sheffield.

Biography

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.

As election campaigning ends and the tricky business of government building looms, we take a look at the the themes that have defined the political landscape over past weeks and months using the Political Futures Tracker. We find out what politicians are saying on the big issues that matter and provide innovative insights into what this could mean for a future government.
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Ian Roberts
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
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On Monday the Scottish National Party released their manifesto – here, we use the Political Futures Tracker to provide a bite sized summary of top themes. We tell you what sentiment the SNP are expressing about these themes and how future thinking they are about most mentioned big issues.
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Ian Roberts
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
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The Liberal Democrats released their manifesto this morning – here, we use the Political Futures Tracker to provide a bite sized summary of top themes. We tell you what sentiment the Lib Dems are expressing about these themes and how future thinking they are about most mentioned big issues.
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Ian Roberts
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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UKIP released their manifesto this morning – here, we use the Political Futures Tracker to provide a bite sized summary of top themes. We tell you what sentiment UKIP are expressing about these themes and how future thinking they are about most mentioned big issues.
George Windsor
Ian Roberts
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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The Green Party released their manifesto this morning – here, we use the Political Futures Tracker to provide a bite sized summary of top themes. We tell you what sentiment the Greens are expressing about these themes and how future thinking they are about most mentioned big issues.
George Windsor
Ian Roberts
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
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Labour released their manifesto this morning – here, we use the Political Futures Tracker to provide a bite sized summary of top themes. We tell you what sentiment Labour are expressing about these themes and how future thinking they are about most mentioned big issues.
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Ian Roberts
Monday, 13 April 2015
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