University staff profile

Dr Roger Evans


Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

Telephone: +441273642907



Roger Evans is a research team leader in the Natural Language Technology Group

His research interests include

  • Applications of computer technology (knowledge representation, advanced algorithms, machine learning), particularly to problems which involve the use of natural (human) languages, including natural language generation, information extraction, text and data mining, sentiment and genre analysis.
  • Knowledge representation, especially as it relates to language: lexicons, ontologies, semantic web, multilingual representation.
  • Language-based components of user interfaces: advanced interface localisation, free text issues.
  • Architectures and tools for language processing systems.

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Publications from the document repository

Number of items: 30.

Al Alshaikh, Modhi, Uchyigit, Gulden and Evans, Roger (2017) A research paper recommender system using a dynamic normalized tree of concepts model for user modelling In: RCIS 2017: IEEE 11th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, Brighton, 10-12 May 2017.

Alshuqayran, Nuha, Ali, Nour and Evans, Roger (2016) A Systematic Mapping Study in Microservice Architecture In: 2016 IEEE 9th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, Macau, China, November 4-6, 2016.

Lehmann, Jos, Atkinson, Sarah and Evans, Roger (2015) Applying Semantic Technology to Film Production In: Gandon, F., Guéret, C., Villata, S., Breslin, J., Faron-Zucker, C. and Zimmermann, A., eds. The semantic web: ESWC 2015 satellite events. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 445-453. ISBN 9783319256382

Lehmann, Jos, Atkinson, Sarah and Evans, Roger (2015) Applying Semantic Technology to Film Production In: WaSABi 2015: 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Web Enterprise Adoption and Best Practice, 12th European Semantic Web Conference, May 31, 2015, Portoroz, Slovenia.

Atkinson, Sarah, Lehmann, Jos and Evans, Roger (2014) The DEEP FILM Access Project: Ontology and Metadata Design for Digital Film Production Assets In: The Second IEEE Big Data 2014 Workshop, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 27 October 2014.

Evans, Roger (2013) The Extended Lexicon: language processing as Lexical description In: Proceedings of the International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing RANLP 2013, Hissar, Bulgaria, 7-13 September, 2013.

Genereux, M. and Evans, Roger (2012) Moods and moral values in blog posts In: WACAI 2012, Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction, Grenoble, 15-16 November, 2012.

Brown, Dunstan and Evans, Roger (2012) Morphological complexity and unsupervised learning: validating Russian inflectional classes using high frequency data In: Current issues in Morphological Theory: (Ir)regularity, analogy and frequency. Selected papers from the 14th International Morphology Meeting, Budapest, 13–16 May, 2010.

Belz, Anja, Evans, Roger, Gatt, Albert and Striegnitz, Kristina (2011) Proceedings of UCNLG+Eval: Language Generation and Evaluation [Edited Collections]

Brown, Dunstan and Evans, Roger (2010) Inflectional defaults and principal parts: an empirical investigation In: Proceedings of the 17th international conference on head-driven phrase structure grammar, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France, 9-10 July, 2010.

Belz, Anja, Evans, Roger and Varges, Sebastian (2009) Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Language Generation and Summarisation (UCNLG+Sum 2009) In: 2009 Workshop on Language Generation and Summarisation, 6 August 2009, Suntec, Singapore.

Evans, Roger, Piwek, P., Cahill, Lynne and Tipper, N. (2008) Natural language processing in CLIME, a multilingual legal advisory system Natural Language Engineering, 14 (1). pp. 101-132. ISSN 1351-3249

Evans, Roger, Weir, David, Carroll, John, Paiva, Daniel and Belz, Anja (2007) Modelling control in generation In: 11th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG '07), 17-20 Jun 2007, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany.

Genereux, M. and Evans, Roger (2006) Towards a validated model for affective classification of texts In: Sentiment and Subjectivity in Text, Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL 2006), 17 - 21 July 2006, Sydney, Australia.

Genereux, M. and Evans, Roger (2006) Distinguishing affective states in weblogs In: Computational Approaches to Analyzing Weblogs, Papers from the 2006 AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report SS-06-03, 27-29 Mar 2006, Stanford, California, USA.

Mellish, C., Scott, D., Cahill, Lynne, Evans, Roger, Paiva, D. and Reape, M. (2006) A reference architecture for natural language generation systems Natural Language Engineering, 12 (1). pp. 1-34. ISSN 1469-8110

Paiva, Daniel and Evans, Roger (2005) Empirically-based control of natural language generation In: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the ACL, June 2005, Ann Arbor, USA.

Baud, R.H.M., Nystrom, M., Borin, L., Evans, Roger, Schulz, S. and Zweigenbaum, P. (2005) Interchanging lexical information for a multilingual dictionary In: AMIA, Annual Symposium, 2005.

Carroll, J., Evans, Roger and Klein, E. (2005) Supporting text mining for e-Science: the challenges for Grid-enabled natural language processing In: Cox, S. and Walker, D.W., eds. Proceedings of the UK e-Science All-Hands meeting 2005. EPSRC, Nottingham, UK, pp. 233-238. ISBN 1904425534

Mellish, C. and Evans, Roger (2004) Implementation architectures for natural language generation Natural Language Engineering, 10 (3-4). pp. 261-282. ISSN 1469-8110

Belz, Anja, Evans, Roger and Piwek, Paul (2004) Natural language generation: Third International Conference, INLG 2004 Brockenhurst, UK, July 14-16, 2004 Proceedings [Edited Collections]

Paiva, D.S. and Evans, Roger (2004) A framework for stylistically controlled generation In: Belz, Anja, Evans, Roger and Piwek, P., eds. Natural language generation: third international conference, INLG 2004 Brockenhurst, UK, July 14-16, 2004 Proceedings. Lecture notes in computer science, 3123/2004 . Springer, Heidelburg, Germany, pp. 120-129. ISBN 9783540223405

Erjavec, T., Evans, Roger, Ide, N. and Kilgarriff, A. (2003) From machine readable dictionaries to lexical databases: the CONCEDE experience In: COMPLEX 2003, 7th Conference on Computational Lexicography and Text Research, Budapest, Hungary.

Kilgarriff, A., Evans, Roger, Koeling, M., Rundell, M. and Tugwell, D. (2003) WASPBENCH: a lexicographer's workbench supporting state-of-the-art word sense disambiguation In: Proceedings of the tenth conference on European chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics, NJ, USA, pp. 211-214. ISBN 1111567890

Evans, Roger and Power, R. (2003) WYSIWYM: building user interfaces with natural language feedback In: Proceedings of the tenth conference on European chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics, NJ, USA, pp. 203-206. ISBN 1111567890

Evans, Roger, Tiberius, Carole, Brown, Dunstan and Corbett, Greville (2003) A large-scale inheritance-based morphological lexicon for Russian In: EACL 2003 morphological processing of Slavic languages, 13 Apr 2003, Budapest, Hungary.

Evans, Roger, Piwek, P. and Cahill, Lynne (2002) What is NLG? In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Natural Language Generation, New York, USA.

Cahill, Lynne, Carroll, J., Evans, Roger, Paiva, D.S., Power, R., Scott, D. and van Deemter, K. (2001) From RAGS to RICHES: exploiting the potential of a flexible generation architecture In: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2001), Toulouse, France.

Evans, Roger, Gazdar, G. and Weir, D. (2001) 'Lexical rules' are just lexical rules In: Abeille, A. and Rambow, O., eds. Tree adjoining grammars: linguistic, formal and computational properties. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA, pp. 71-100. ISBN 1575862522

Evans, Roger and Gazdar, Gerald (1996) DATR: a language for lexical knowledge representation Computational Linguistics, 22 (2). pp. 167-216. ISSN 0891-2017

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