Department of Computing Science University of Aberdeen King's College ABERDEEN AB24 3UE Room 312 in the Meston Building Telephone +44 (0)1224 272383 Email:- Username: [formed by FirstInitial(DOT)Surname] Domain: abdn(DOT)ac(DOT)uk My official university page
I am an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Natural Language Generation group. My area of interest is creative language generation: getting computers to produce jokes, stories, poetry. Within that, my principal interest is in the formalisation of the mechanisms of humour.
The project STANDUP: Facilitating language play in non-speaking children through computer supported joke construction (October 2003 -- March 2007) : home page
The project The Joking Computer : an interactive language playground (February 2009 - October 2010): project website public website
My site at academia.edu
Publications (with online links for most of the items since 1994).
Complete list of publications (PDF file).
"The Linguistic Analysis of Jokes" (paperback and Kindle versions now available)
15th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter, St Petersburg, Russia, in July 2015.
International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter: the general website for this ongoing event, founded in 2001.
Online video lectures from the 2nd Autumn School on Computational Creativity, Finland, November 2013: On the PROSECCO Project site; Direct link
2nd International Conference on Computational Creativity, Mexico City, in April 2011, for which I was the General Chair.
Workshop on Language Play and Computers: a two-day event in August 2006.
Illugraphics: a highly recommended graphic designer.