Nulty, Paul

Dr Paul Nulty  


Position held

Research Officer


Non LSE positions held

Essex University Summer School

Teaching assistant for Quantitative Text Analysis


Experience keywords:

cognitive science; computer programming; natural language processing; quantitative text analysis; syllabus design(computer science)

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I develop computer programs to analyse and model natural language. Working in python and R, my current focus is to make easy-to-use tools for researchers outside of computer science to use natural language processing methods, as well as advancing methods for applying text analysis to substantive problems in political and social science.

My background is in the computational modelling of semantic relations between nouns in English, and I have a general in interest in cognitive science and artificial intelligence.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Information Technology; Media Technology and New Media

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Nulty, Paul and Theocharis, Yannis and Popa, Sebastian Adrian and Parnet, Olivier and Benoit, Kenneth (2016) Social media and political communication in the 2014 elections to the European Parliament Electoral Studies. ISSN 0261-3794


Nulty, Paul and Costello, Fintan J. (2013) General and specific paraphrases of semantic relations between nouns Natural Language Engineering, 19 (03). 357-384. ISSN 1351-3249


Nulty, Paul and Costello, Fintan J. (2010) UCD-PN: selecting general paraphrases using conditional probability. In: Proceeding SemEval '10 Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation , 15-16 July 2010, Uppsala, Sweden

Nulty, Paul and Costello, Fintan J. (2010) A comparison of word similarity measures for noun compound disambiguation In: Coyle, Lorcan and Freyne, Jill, (eds.) Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science: 20th Irish Conference, AICS 2009, Dublin, Ireland, August 19-21, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (6206). Springer, Berlin; Heidelberg, 231-240. ISBN 9783642170799


Nulty, Paul and Costello, Fintan J. (2009) Using lexical patterns in the Google Web 1T corpus to deduce semantic relations between nouns. In: DEW '09 Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Evaluations: Recent Achievements and Future Directions , Boulder, Colorado


Nulty, Paul (2007) Semantic classification of noun phrases using web counts and learning algorithms. In: Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the ACL: Student Research Workshop

Nulty, Paul (2007) UCD-PN: classification of semantic relations between nominals using wordnet and web counts. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations

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Doctoral Scholarship in Science, University College Dublin, 2006

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