Much of our work on interfaces to people is centred around the use of natural language generation (NLG) to produce natural and acceptable communication. This includes investigating the intelligent use of language to affect human behaviour. For example, by making tactful suggestions about what needs to be done in a stressful and demanding situation, or by seeking to motivate users to submit data by providing them with interesting feedback on their observations. We are also pursuing research on more traditional topics within NLG, including issues to do with the presentation of geo- and time-related data and the construction of coherent narratives.
Cultural Repositories & Information Systems (CURIOS)
Digital Conservation (DCON)
Managing Information in Medical Emergencies (MIME)
Technology to Support Older Adults – Personal and Social Interaction (TOPS)