This research area is covered by two groups.

Language, Multimedia, and Knowledge Technologies

Our research in natural language processing, information retrieval (IR) and next generation networks addresses problems associated with understanding, managing and using online, networked resources at scale. Resources may be human language texts, rich interactive media, web services/web APIs and online users engaged in collaborative activities


  • agINFRA – Pioneering the Connection of Agricultural Data Through an Open and Participatory Data Infrastructure (David Morse) – EU FP7
  • ArguEd – Argumentation Education (Paul Piwek)
  • IBZL2 – Infinite Bandwidth Zero Latency (Steve Walker)
  • Qontext – Contextual Information Access and Retrieval (Dawei Song) – EU FP7
  • Vibrant – Virtual Biodiversity Research and Access Network for Taxonomy (David Morse) – EU FP7

  NeXt Generation Multimedia Technologies

NeXt Generation multimedia and network technologies are characterised by being flexible, smart, adaptive, interoperable, reconfigurable, dependable and self-managing. The XGMT research group undertakes high-quality research into various aspects of these exciting and evolving technologies.

Example projects:

  • A Cognitive TV White Space Access Framework (Laurence Dooley, Patrick Wong) – Nokia
  • A hybrid similarity measure framework for multimodal medical image registration (Laurence Dooley, Patrick Wong) – German Aerospace Centre
  • Scalable base station switching framework for green cellular networks (Laurence Dooley, Adrian Poulton) – Japanese National Institute of Informatics
  • Inpainting Framework for Virtual View Systems (Patrick Wong, Laurence Dooley) – Japanese National Institute of Informatics
  • Spectrum Sensing Techniques for Cognitive Radio (Laurence Dooley, Soraya Kouadri)


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