Dr. Kalina Bontcheva is a senior research scientist and the holder of a prestigious EPSRC career acceleration fellowship, working on text summarisation through natural language generation. Dr. Bontcheva received her PhD on the topic of adaptive hypertext generation from the University of Sheffield in 2001. She has been working at Sheffield since 1998. Her main interests are software infrastructures for NLP, information extraction, natural language generation, and text summarisation. She has been a leading developer of GATE since 1999. Kalina Bontcheva coordinated the EC-funded TAO STREP project on transitioning applications to ontologies, as well as leading the Sheffield teams in MUSING, SEKT, and MI-AKT projects. Dr Bontcheva is co-organiser of the bi-annual conference “Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing”, co-chair of the Information Extraction track of ACL’2010 and EMNLP’2010, and a workshop co-chair for ESWC’2010. She has published extensively in high profile journals and conferences and recently co-edited a book on NLP.
Biography Updated on 22 December 2011