Two Bachelor’s theses to kick off a new research direction

Ariel Ekgren, David Nilsson and Gabriel Isheden defended their Bachelor of Science theses in Engineering Physics today. This is a day of note, since their theses (Gabriel: “Diagnostics of Semantic Word Spaces” and Ariel and David: “Topology and Word Spaces”) mark the start of a new research area: that of Semantic Topology (or potentially, Topological Semantics).

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Ariel, David, and Gabriel did their work supervised by myself, by Hedvig Kjellström, and by Mikael Vejdemo Johansson. The methodology – using topological theory and practical mathematical tools to generalise over some of the detail of semantic spaces excites us greatly. This is not the last you’ll hear of this (nor of them!)

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