Examiner for a dissertation in Aberdeen

Aberdeen I participated as the external examiner at Aberdeen University to assess the Ph D dissertation "Using a Rewriting System to Model Individual Writing Styles" by Lin Jing. She has, under the supervision of Chris Mellish and Ehud Reiter, explored individual variation among authors – as exemplified in variation between different recipe authors – and how it might be reflected computationally for the purposes of improving natural language generation systems. She has during her work performed field studies, having volunteers execute recipes of different types. Her work is the first research effort in language technology utilising the feature "Muffin competence".