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Dr Alistair Willis

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer in Computing
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Computing & Communications
  • alistair.willis

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CRC: Language, Multimedia and Knowledge TechnologiesGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Publications

Seeing the smart city on Twitter: Colour and the affective territories of becoming smart (2018)
Rose, Gillian and Willis, Alistair
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space ((Early Access))
Developing and evaluating computational models of musical style (2016-02)
Collins, Tom; Laney, Robin; Willis, Alistair and Garthwaite, Paul H.
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 30(1) (pp. 16-43)
Mapping networks of influence: tracking Twitter conversations through time and space (2015-05)
Willis, Alistair; Fisher, Ali and Lvov, Ilia
Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 12(1) (pp. 494-530)
The FuturICT education accelerator (2012-10)
Johnson, J.; Buckingham Shum, S.; Willis, A.; Bishop, S.; Zamenopoulos, T.; Swithenby, S.; MacKay, R.; Merali, Y.; Lorincz, A.; Costea, C.; Bourgine, P.; Louçã, J.; Kapenieks, A.; Kelly, P.; Caird, S.; Bromley, J.; Deakin Crick, R.; Goldspink, C.; Collet, P.; Carbone, A. and Helbing, D.
European Physical Journal - Special Topics, 214 (pp. 215-243)
A hybrid model for automatic emotion recognition in suicide notes (2012-01-30)
Yang, Hui; Willis, Alistair; De Roeck, Anne and Nuseibeh, Bashar
Biomedical Informatics Insights, 5(Supp 1) (pp. 17-30)
Towards the bibliography of life (2011-11-27)
King, David; Morse, David R.; Willis, Alistair and Dil, Anton
ZooKeys, 150 (pp. 151-166)
Analysing anaphoric ambiguity in natural language requirements (2011-05)
Yang, Hui; De Roeck, Anne; Gervasi, Vincenzo; Willis, Alistair and Nuseibeh, Bashar
Requirements Engineering, 16(3) (pp. 163-189)
Modeling pattern importance in Chopin's mazurkas (2011-04)
Collins, Tom; Laney, Robin; Willis, Alistair and Garthwaite, Paul
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 28(4) (pp. 387-414)
Automatic identification of nocuous ambiguity (2008-12)
Willis, Alistair; Chantree, Francis and De Roeck, Anne
Research on Language and Computation, 6(3-4) (pp. 355-374)
Detecting dangerous coordination ambiguities using word distribution (2007)
Chantree, Francis; Willis, Alistair; Kilgarriff, Adam and De Roeck, Anne
In: Nicolov, Nicolas; Bontcheva, Kalina; Anjelova, Galia and Mitkov, Ruslan eds. Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (292) (pp. 287-296)
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishers
The availability of partial scopings in an underspecified semantic representation (2002-01)
Willis, Alistair and Manandhar, Suresh
In: Bunt, Harry; Muskens, Reinhard and Thijsse, Elias eds. Computing Meaning. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
ISBN : 1 402001 75 4 | Publisher : Kluwer Academic Publishers
Evaluation methodologies in Automatic Question Generation 2013-2018 (2018-11-06)
Amidei, Jacopo; Piwek, Paul and Willis, Alistair
In : Proceedings of The 11th International Natural Language Generation Conference (5-8 Nov 2018, Tilburg, The Netherlands) (pp. 307-317)
Rethinking the Agreement in Human Evaluation Tasks (2018)
Amidei, Jacopo; Piwek, Paul and Willis, Alistair
In : Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (20-26 Aug 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico) (pp. 3318-3329)
Search Personalization with Embeddings (2017-04-08)
Vu, Thanh; Nguyen, Dat Quoc; Johnson, Mark; Song, Dawei and Willis, Alistair
In : 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2017) (8-13 Apr 2017, Aberdeen, Scotland UK)
Personalised Query Suggestion for Intranet Search with Temporal User Profiling (2017-03-07)
Vu, Thanh; Willis, Alistair; Kruschwitz, Udo and Song, Dawei
In : CHIIR 2017: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (7-11 Mar 2017, Oslo, Norway) ((In press))
Adverse Drug Reaction Classification With Deep Neural Networks (2016-12-13)
Huynh, Trung; He, Yulan; Willis, Alistair and Rüger, Stefan
In : Coling 2016 (13-15 Dec 2016, Osaka) (pp. 877-887)
Using NLP to support scalable assessment of short free text responses (2015-06-04)
Willis, Alistair
In : Tenth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (4 Jun 2015, Denver) (pp. 243-253)
Modelling time-aware search tasks for search personalisation (2015-05)
Vu, Thanh; Willis, Alistair and Song, Dawei
In : 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2015) (18-22 May 2015, Florence, Italy) (pp. 131-132)
Temporal latent topic user profiles for search personalisation (2015)
Vu, Thanh; Willis, Alistair; Tran, Son N. and Song, Dawei
In : 37th European Conference on Information Retrieval Research (ECIR 2015) (29 Mar - 02 Apr 2015, Vienna, Austria) (pp. 605-616)
Improving search personalisation with dynamic group formation (2014-07)
Vu, Thanh; Song, Dawei; Willis, Alistair; Tran, Son N. and Li, Jingfei
In : 37th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference (6-11 Jul 2014, Gold Coast, Australia) (pp. 951-954)
Algorithmic music as intelligent game music (2014)
Prechtl, Anthony; Laney, Robin; Willis, Alistair and Samuels, Robert
In : AISB50: The 50th Annual Convention of the AISB (1-4 Apr 2014, London, UK)
Methodological approaches to the evaluation of game music systems (2014)
Prechtl, Anthony; Laney, Robin; Willis, Alistair and Samuels, Robert
In : Audio Mostly Conference (01-03 Oct 2014, Aalborg, Denmark)
ComTax: community-driven curation for taxonomic databases (2013-10)
Morse, David; Yang, Hui; Willis, Alistair; De Roeck, Anne and King, David
In : TDWG 2013 (27 Oct - 1 Nov 2013, Florence, Italy)
Literature-driven Curation for Taxonomic Name Databases (2013-09-12)
Yang, Hui; Willis, Alistair; Morse, David and De Roeck, Anne
In : The Second Semantic Web and Information Extraction Workshop (SWAIE'13) (12 Sep 2013, Hissa, Bulgaria)
Curation tools for taxonomic databases (2013-04)
Morse, David; De Roeck, Anne; Willis, Alistair and Yang, Hui
In : BioCuration 2013 (Su ay 7 Apr to Wednesday 10 April 2013, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK)
A generalised hybrid architecture for NLP (2012-04-23)
Willis, Alistair; Yang, Hui and De Roeck, Anne
In : Workshop on Innovative Hybrid Approaches to the Processing of Textual Data (23 Apr 2012, Avignon, France) (pp. 97-105)
Speculative requirements: automatic detection of uncertainty in natural language requirements (2012)
Yang, Hui; De Roeck, Anne; Gervasi, Vincenzo; Willis, Alistair and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : The 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (24-28 Sep 2012, Chicago, ILL, USA) (pp. 11-20)
From XML to XML: The why and how of making the biodiversity literature accessible to researchers (2010-05-19)
Willis, Alistair; King, David; Morse, David; Dil, Anton; Lyal, Chris and Roberts, David
In : Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) (19-21 May 2010, Malta) (pp. 1237-1244)
Using discovered, polyphonic patterns to filter computer-generated music (2010-01)
Collins, Tom; Laney, Robin; Willis, Alistair and Garthwaite, Paul
In : Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Creativity (7-9 Jan 2010, Lisbon Portugal)
A comparative evaluation of algorithms for discovering translational patterns in Baroque keyboard works (2010)
Collins, Tom; Thurlow, Jeremy; Laney, Robin; Willis, Alistair and Garthwaite, Paul
In : Proceedings of the International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval (9-13 Aug 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands)
A methodology for automatic identification of nocuous ambiguity (2010)
Yang, Hui; De Roeck, Anne; Willis, Alistair and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : The 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2010) (23-27 Aug 2010, Beijing, China) (pp. 1218-1226)
Automatic detection of nocuous coordination ambiguities in natural language requirements (2010)
Yang, Hui; Willis, Alistair; De Roeck, Anne and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : The IEEE/ACM international conference on Automated software engineering (ASE'10) (20-24 Sep 2010, Antwerp, Belgium) (pp. 53-62)
Extending Nocuous Ambiguity Analysis for Anaphora in Natural Language Requirements (2010)
Yang, Hui; De Roeck, Anne; Gervasi, Vincenzo; Willis, Alistair and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 18th International IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'10) (27 Sep - 1 Oct 2010, Sydney, Australia) (pp. 25-34)
Making tacit requirements explicit (2009-09-01)
Gacitua, R.; Ma, L.; Nuseibeh, B.; Piwek, P.; De Roeck, A.; Rouncefield, M.; Sawyer, P.; Willis, A. and Yang, H.
In : Second International Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge (MaRK’09) (1 Sep 2009, Altanta, USA)
Improving search in scanned documents: Looking for OCR mismatches (2009-09)
Willis, Alistair; Morse, David; Dil, Anton; King, David; Roberts, Dave and Lyal, Chris
In : Workshop on Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries 2009: ICSD - International Conference for Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web (8 Sep 2009, Trento, Italy)
On presuppositions in requirements (2009-09)
Ma, Lin; Nuseibeh, Bashar; Piwek, Paul; De Roeck, Anne and Willis, Alistair
In : 2009 Second International Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge (MaRK'09) (1 Sep 2009, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
NP coordination in underspecified scope representations (2007-01)
Willis, Alistair
In : Seventh International Workshop on Computational Semantics (10-12 Jan 2007, Tilburg, Netherlands)
Identifying nocuous ambiguities in natural language requirements (2006-09-01)
Chantree, Francis; Nuseibeh, Bashar; De Roeck, Anne and Willis, Alistair
In : Proceedings of 14th IEEE International Requirements Engineering conference (RE'06) (11-15 Sep 2006, Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota, USA) (pp. 56-65)
Disambiguating coordinations using word distribution information (2005)
Chantree, F.; Kilgarriff, A.; De Roeck, A. and Willis, A.
In : Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing - 2005 (21-23 Sep 2005, Borovets, Bulgaria)
ABLE Software (2010-02-22)
King, David; Willis, Alistair; Dil, Anton and Morse, David
The Open University
ABLE Corpus (2010-02-22)
Willis, Alistair; King, David; Morse, David; Dil, Anton; Lyal, Chris and Roberts, Dave
The Open University