John Philip McCrae

I am a lecturer above-the-bar at the Data Science Institute, Insight Centre for Data Analytics and ADAPT centre at the National University of Ireland Galway and the leader of the Unit for Linguistic Data. I am the coordinator of the Prêt-à-LLOD project and work package leader in the ELEXIS infrastructure. My research interests include the following:

  • Ontologies, lexicography and the lexicon-ontology interface
  • Collaborative development and publishing of language resources
  • Big data and data science
  • Linked data and the Semantic Web
  • Machine translation and multilingualism
  • Machine learning methods for NLP
  • Digital Humanities
  • Under-resourced languages

I obtained my PhD from the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo under the supervision of Nigel Collier and until 2015 I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bielefeld in Bielefeld, Germany in Prof. Philipp Cimiano's group, AG Semantic Computing.

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ORCID: 0000-0002-7227-1331
Twitter: @johnmccrae
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