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Prof Sophia Ananiadou - personal details

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Role: Professor

Tel: 0161 306-3092




Sophia Ananiadou is director of The National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM)  and Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. She has led the development of the text mining tools and services currently used in NaCTeM with the aim to provide scalable text mining services: information extraction, intelligent searching, association mining, etc. She has received the IBM UIMA innovation award 3 consecutive times and is also a Daiwa award winner.


Employment history

  • Research Associate, University of Geneva, Machine Translation (1983-1984)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Computational Linguistics, UMIST (1985-1993)
  • Research Fellow, Language and Engineering, UMIST (1999-2000)
  • Senior Lecturer, Computing, Manchester Metropolitan University (1993-1999)
  • Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, School of Computing Science and Engineering, University of Salford (2000-2005)