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Dialogue dynamics i: a pilot project

Professor Dov Gabbay | Linguistics (General) | 01 October 2003

The project aims to check the feasibility of a new grammar formalism (dynamic syntax) as the basis for studying dialogue, before engaging in an in-depth formal study. The grammar, which is designed to reflect left-to-right parsing, will be tested by ...

Postdoctoral fellowship: from knowledge fusion to social choice theory

Dr Gabriella Pigozzi | Interdisciplinary Studies | 01 October 2003

The project explored the application of formal methods from logic and artificial intelligence (knowledge fusion) to aggregation problems in social choice theory. Standard social choice models study the aggregation of individual preferences in order t ...

Chewing gum: transnational histories of consumption and production

Professor Michael Redclift | Human Geography | 01 April 2003

The research investigated the history of chewing gum/chicle, focusing on the way in which the industry (largely located in the yucatan peninsular, mexico) shaped the development of the region and the fortunes of its population. The strategic importan ...

Methodologies for studying families and family effects

Professor Terry O'connor | Psychology | 17 March 2003

Research on the family has undergone something of an identity crisis in recent years.   traditional theories and assumptions that had served this field for many years are being modified, challenged, and even rejected by researchers investigating ...

Transatlantic police cooperation

Professor Ben Bowling | Socio Legal Studies | 01 February 2003

Police officers located on the shores of the north atlantic are increasingly exchanging information about crimes and criminals, conducting joint surveillance of suspects, engaging in coordinated crime investigations, sharing training facilities and e ...

Profile: processing and resolution of fragments in dialogue

Professor Jonathan Ginzburg | Linguistics (General) | 01 December 2002

Basing ourselves on our earlier work in the project esrc r00022269, we will build a computational system that is able to analyze and interpret non-sentential utterances (nsus) in dialogue. Examples of the sort of dialogues our system will handle incl ...

The domestic management of terrorist attacks

Professor Lawrence Freedman | Interdisciplinary Studies | 01 September 2002

This project is intended to help understand the nature and extent of the impact that major terrorist attacks could have on the uk, and assess the preparedness of the uk to respond to them. The terrorist attacks in the us and elsewhere in the world in ...

Immigration, political violence and security: north african immigrants in the uk

Ms Alison Pargeter | Political Science and International Relations | 01 December 2003

It is becoming increasingly clear that many of those who have been arrested in europe since 11 september under anti-terrorism legislation are from north africa. It appears therefore that north african immigrant communities in europe are somehow inter ...

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