Speaker Details


Dr. Ruslan Mitkov

University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Prof Dr Ruslan Mitkov has been working in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Machine Translation, Translation Technology and related areas since the early 1980s. Whereas Prof Mitkov is best known for his seminal contributions to the areas of anaphora resolution and automatic generation of multiple-choice tests, his extensively cited research (more than 250 publications including 15 books, 35 journal articles and 36 book chapters) also covers topics such as machine translation, translation memory and translation technology in general, bilingual term extraction, automatic identification of cognates and false friends, natural language generation, automatic summarisation, computer-aided language processing, centering, evaluation, corpus annotation, NLP-driven corpus-based study of translation universals, text simplification, NLP for people with language disabilities and computational phraseology.

Dr Mitkov is asked on a regular basis to review for leading international funding bodies and organisations and to act as a referee for applications for Professorships both in North America and Europe. Ruslan Mitkov is regularly asked to review for leading journals, publishers and conferences and serve as a member of Programme Committees or Editorial Boards.

Prof Mitkov has been an external examiner of many doctoral theses and curricula in the UK and abroad, including Master’s programmes related to NLP, Translation and Translation Technology. Dr Mitkov has considerable external funding to his credit (more than є 20,000,000) and is currently acting as Principal Investigator of several large projects, some of which are funded by UK research councils, by the EC as well as by companies and users from the UK and USA.

Personal Information
  • Mitkov is the sole editor of the Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics (Oxford University Press)
  • Author of the book Anaphora Resolution (published by Longman), which have become standard textbooks in their fields
  • co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Cambridge journal Natural Language Engineering
  • editor-in-chief of John Benjamins’ book series in Natural Language Processing
Research Interests:

Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics

  • Robust pronoun resolution with limited knowledge
  • Introduction to the special issue on computational anaphora resolution
  • Computer-aided generation of multiple-choice tests

  • Programme Chair

    of various international conferences on:

  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Machine Translation
  • Translation Technology (including the annual London conference ‘Translation and the Computer’)
  • Translation Studies
  • Corpus Linguistics and Anaphora Resolution