Allan M. Ramsay

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Allan Ramsay
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Born 1953 (age 63–64)[1]
Thesis Understanding English descriptions of programs (1980)
Doctoral students

Allan M. Ramsay is a Professor of Formal Linguistics in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester.[23][24][25][26][27]


Ramsay's undergradate degree was in Logic and Mathematics from the University of Sussex.[28] After completing a Master of Science degree in Logic from the University of London, he returned to Sussex to complete a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Prior to working at UMIST and the University of Manchester, he was Professor of Artificial Intelligence at University College Dublin.


Ramsay's research[29][30] focuses on Natural language processing,[31][32][33][34] including morphology and syntax. He has published papers on the analysis of free word order languages, particularly morphology of the Arabic language,[27][35] which poses a number of specific problems. Some of this research has been funded by the EPSRC.[36]


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  2. ^ Al-Abbas, Maytham (2013). Textual entailment for modern standard Arabic (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. 
  3. ^ Vhora, Mohammed Sohel (2012). Computational support for learners of Arabic (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. 
  4. ^ Vora, Mohammed Sohel (2012). Detecting lexical ambiguity using syntactic co-occurrence information (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. 
  5. ^ Sabtan, Yasser Muhammad Naguib (2011). Lexical Selection for Machine Translation (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. 
  6. ^ Kuo, Chen Li (2008). Interpreting intonation in English-Chinese spoken language translation (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. 
  7. ^ Sorathiya, Anilkumar (2008). An Approach to finding anchor points for multiple sequence alignment (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. 
  8. ^ Lusardi, Carlo (2007). Use of NLP techniques in CALL for the diagnosis of specific errors made by learners of French (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. 
  9. ^ Hargreaves, Katherine (2006). Computational implementation of Somali morphosyntax (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. 
  10. ^ Idris, Wafa (2006). Toward the simulation of multi-limbed robots (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. 
  11. ^ Ahmed, Hanady Mansour (2005). Natural language processing engine for modern standard Arabic text-to-speech (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. 
  12. ^ Law, Ting Kwok (2005). Investigation into statistical approaches for the resolution of ambiguities in English (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. 
  13. ^ Kerins, John (2003). Modelling temporal discourses: towards the integration of semantic modelling techniques into computer assisted language learning software (PhD thesis). UMIST. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. 
  14. ^ Mirzaeian, Vahid R (2003). Computational content-based support for Persian learners of English (PhD thesis). UMIST. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. 
  15. ^ Field, Debora (2003). A single action: an infinity of effects: an investigation into reasoning-centred planning for the purposes of planning dialogue without speech acts (PhD thesis). UMIST. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. 
  16. ^ Hamel, Marie-Josee (2003). Re-using natural language processing tools in computer assisted language learning: the experience of Safran (PhD thesis). UMIST. 
  17. ^ Areta, Andromachie (2002). Robust parsing of English spoken language (PhD thesis). UMIST. 
  18. ^ Schulze, Matthias (2001). Textana: grammar and grammar checking in parser-based CALL (PhD thesis). UMIST. 
  19. ^ Reyero-Sans, Irina (1998). The semantics of locative expressions in English and Spanish: a formal and computational approach (PhD thesis). UMIST. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. 
  20. ^ Gaizauskas, Robert (1992). Deriving answers to logical queries by answer composition: a new approach to deductive question answering (PhD thesis). University of Sussex. 
  21. ^ Kelly, John J. (1990). Artificial intelligence: A critical study (PhD thesis). University College Dubin. 
  22. ^ Thornton, Christopher James (1988). Concept learning as data compression. (PhD thesis). University of Sussex. 
  23. ^ "Prof Allan Ramsay (BSc, MSc, PhD), research profile - personal details (The University of Manchester)". Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  24. ^ Allan M. Ramsay's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
  25. ^ "Sarcasm, Deception, and Stating the Obvious: Planning Dialogue without Speech Acts". Artificial Intelligence Review. 22 (2): 149. 2004. doi:10.1023/B:AIRE.0000045504.76256.0d. 
  26. ^ Alabbas, M.; Ramsay, A. (2011). "Evaluation of dependency parsers for long Arabic sentences". 2011 International Conference on Semantic Technology and Information Retrieval. p. 243. ISBN 978-1-61284-354-4. doi:10.1109/STAIR.2011.5995796. 
  27. ^ a b Ramsay, A.; Mansour, H. (2008). "Towards including prosody in a text-to-speech system for modern standard Arabic". Computer Speech & Language. 22: 84. doi:10.1016/j.csl.2007.06.004. 
  28. ^ Ramsay, A. (1987). "What we say and what we mean". Artificial Intelligence Review. 1 (3): 139. doi:10.1007/BF00142289. 
  29. ^ Allan Ramsay at DBLP Bibliography Server
  30. ^ Allan M. Ramsay author profile page at the ACM Digital Library
  31. ^ Ramsay, A. (1991). "Generating relevant models". Journal of Automated Reasoning. 7 (3): 359–368. doi:10.1007/BF00249019. 
  32. ^ Ramsay, A. (1988). "Appelt, D.E.Planning English Sentences". Cognitive Science. 12 (3): 467–477. doi:10.1207/s15516709cog1203_5. 
  33. ^ Sloman, Aaron; Barrett, Rosalind; Ramsay, Allan (1985). POP-11: a practical language for artificial intelligence. Chichester: E. Horwood. ISBN 0-470-20237-8. 
  34. ^ Ramsay, Allan (1988). Formal methods in artificial intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-42421-6. 
  35. ^ Ramsay, A.; Mansour, H. (2006). "Local Constraints on Arabic Word Order". Advances in Natural Language Processing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 4139. p. 447. ISBN 978-3-540-37334-6. doi:10.1007/11816508_45. 
  36. ^ Grants awarded to Allan Ramsay by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council