Research


Andrew MacKinlay
I am a PhD Student associated with the Language Technology group in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne. I am also affiliated with the NICTA Victoria Research Lab.

My research is in Natural Language Processing. In particular I am focussed on deep parsing using the DELPH-IN toolkit, primarily with the English Resource Grammar. I am exploring ways to improve parse selection performance and adapt to new domains, as well as broadening applying these tools to new tasks. My supervisors are Tim Baldwin and Rebecca Dridan. During my research I have visited and collaborated with Ann Copestake, Dan Flickinger and Stephan Oepen.

In the distant past, my Honours thesis explored modifying part-of-speech tagsets in an attempt to improve parser performance.