Prof Massimo Poesio

Queen Mary University of London.

Massimo Poesio is a cognitive scientist whose primary field is Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing. He is interested in the interdisciplinary study of language processing using evidence from computational modelling, corpora, psychological studies, and neuroscience; specific interests include computational models of anaphora resolution (coreference); the study of disagreement on language interpretation through the creation of large corpora containing multiple judgments (an area in which he pioneered the use of games-with-a-purpose with the development of Phrase Detectives, http://www.phrasedetectives.org); the interpretation of verbal and non-verbal communication in interaction; and the study of conceptual knowledge using a combination of methods from human language technology and neuroscience. He has also been involved in a number of projects applying NLP methods to real life problems, such as detecting deception online, or identifying human rights violations reports in social media.

He holds a European Research Council grant on identifying disagreements in language through Games-With-A-Purpose, DALI and is a co-founder of the open access journal Dialogue and Discourse.

  • Using conversational agents in games
  • Applying games to label data for AI

Research themes:

  • Game AI
  • Game Design
  • Games with a Purpose