Prof. Massimo Poesio
Queen Mary University of London
Massimo Poesio is a cognitive scientist whose primary field is Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing. He is interested in the interdisciplinary study of language processing using evidence from computational modelling, corpora, psychological studies, and neuroscience; specific interests include computational models of anaphora resolution (coreference); the study of disagreement on language interpretation through the creation of large corpora containing multiple judgments (an area in which he pioneered the use of games-with-a-purpose with the development of Phrase Detectives, http://www.phrasedetectives.org); the interpretation of verbal and non-verbal communication in interaction; and the study of conceptual knowledge using a combination of methods from human language technology and neuroscience. He has also been involved in a number of projects applying NLP methods to real life problems, such as detecting deception online, or identifying human rights violations reports in social media.
Using conversational agents in games
Applying games to label data for AI
Games with a Purpose