Brian Davis

Brian Davis is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing, DCU

Previously, Brian was a Lecturer in Computer Science at Maynooth University and Research Fellow, at the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway (NUIG) for four years where he led the Knowledge Discovery Unit focusing on the specific research areas of: NLP, Data Visualization and Knowledge Discovery He also coordinated a 3-year Horizon 2020 Innovation Action – SSIX – Social Sentiment Financial Indexes (Grant No 645425). His core expertise intersects with Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Ontology Engineering/Semantic Web. Other research expertise includes: Opinion mining and Computer and Data Ethics, NLP for social media, which he has leveraged as co-PI in a recent project funded by Facebook focusing the automatic detection and classification of online bullying among children, in collaboration with the Anti-Bullying Centre and ADAPT at DCU. He has reviewed for several workshops, conferences and journals in the field of Semantic Web and NLP over the years i.e. ACL, COLING, EMNLP, INLG, ISWC, ESWC. In 2016 he was a guest editor for the LRE Special issue on Controlled Languages. He has over eight years research experience in Ontology Based Information Extraction and Semantic Annotation. Brian continues to be very passionate about NLP frameworks such as UIMA, NLTK and GATE. Moreover, he is particularly interested in conducting more research into Open Architectures for Text Generation.

Dr Brian Davis is interested in projects:

  • Natural Language Generation(NLG)
  • Architectures for interoperability between NLG components
  • Hybrid Knowledge based/Data driven NLG
  • Relation Extraction – Ontology Based Relation Extraction (Hybrid Rule based/Machine Learning approaches)