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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The focus of the Artificial Intelligence research group is constraint programming, natural language processing, machine learning and adaptive and learning agents. The group's research is strongly interdisciplinary with links into biology, HCI (Human Computer Interaction), psychology and biochemistry.

Group Aims

The research of the Artificial Intelligence group is concerned with the theoretical principles of artificial intelligence and their practical application to real-world domains. The group's research focuses on the areas of constraint programming for problem solving, adaptive and learning agents, statistical relational learning, natural language processing and learning, and artificial intelligence for games and interactive drama. The group was formed on 1 October 1999 by the merger of the Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning groups.

Senior Member: Suresh Manandhar

Contact Person: Suresh Manandhar

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Research Areas

Adaptive and learning agents

  • Inductive logic programming
  • Evolution of communication and language
  • Reinforcement learning

Constraint programming for problem solving

  • Automated generation of constraint programs

Natural language processing and learning

  • Unsupervised and minimally supervised learning of language
  • Document clustering and information retrieval
  • Question answering
  • Dialogue systems

Artificial intelligence for games and interactive drama

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Sponsorship Sources

  • DTI
  • Unilever Corporate Research UK

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Research Projects

  • The Automated Generation of Constraint Programs
  • Lightweight NLP for the Smart home
  • Scenario based stochastic Constraint Programming
  • Automated methods for Persuasive Dialogue

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Industrial Collaborators

  • Microsoft
  • QinetiQ
  • Beautiful Games Studios
  • Unilever

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Academic Collaborators

  • Linguistic Modelling Department, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Cochrane Schizophrenia Group

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Academic Members of the Group


Picture of the members of the Artificial Intelligence research group outside the Computer Science building

The Artificial Intelligence Research Group outside the new Computer Science building.

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Ahmad R Shahid

Ahmad Shahid

"We have proposed a novel approach that does away with the need of human input for the creation of large multilingual dictionaries."

Research area: Learning of Language from Multilingual Resources

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