Prof Advaith Siddharthan

Professor of Computer Science and Society

I am a computer scientist specialising in Computational Linguistics. My research intersects Citizen Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science, facilitating societal access to information by (i) mining, simplifying and summarising complex texts and (ii) communicating data through language. I develop socially responsible AI technologies that bridge the divide between professional scientists and lay public, facilitate meaningful public engagement with science and foster attitudinal
and behavioural change, particularly around biodiversity issues.

Keywords

Natural Language Generation, Citizen Science, Data Analytics, Language Technologies, Artificial Intelligence


Publications

Anderson, Helen B., Robinson, Annie,Siddharthan, Advaith, Sharma, Nirwan, Bostock, Helen, Salisbury, Andrew, Roberts, Stuart and van der Wal, René ,(2020). Citizen science data reveals the need for keeping garden plant recommendations up-to-date to help pollinators. Scientific Reports, 10(1), article no. 20483.

Mandya, Angrosh Annayappan,Nomoto, Tadashi and Siddharthan, Advaith(2014). Lexico-syntactic Text Simplification And Compression With Typed Dependencies. In: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Tounsi, Lamia and Rak, Rafal eds.), ACL, Stroudsburg PA, pp. 1996–2006.

Siddharthan, Advaith and Angrosh, M.A.(2014). Hybrid text simplification using synchronous dependency grammars with hand-written and automatically harvested rules. In: Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 26-30 Apr 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 722–731.

Sharma, Nirwan, Colucci-Gray, Laura,Siddharthan, Advaith, Comont, Richard and Van der Wal, René ,(2019). Designing online species identification tools for biological recording: the impact on data quality and citizen science learning. PeerJ, 6, article no. e5965.

Egan, Charlie,Siddharthan, Advaith and Wyner, Adam(2016). Summarising the points made in online political debates. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining, The 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Stroudsburg, PA pp. 134–143.

Mandya, Angrosh,Siddharthan, Advaith and Wyner, Adam(2016). Scrutable Feature Sets for Stance Classification. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining, pp. 60–69.

Wibowo, Agung Toto,Siddharthan, Advaith, Anderson, Helen, Robinson, Annie, Sharma, Nirwan, Bostock, Helen, Salisbury, Andrew, Comont, Richard and van der Wal, René ,(2017). Bumblebee friendly planting recommendations with citizen science data. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Recommender Systems for Citizens, ACM, New York, NY, USA, article no. 4.

Sharma, Nirwan, Greaves, Sam, Colucci-Gray, Laura,Siddharthan, Advaith, Anderson, Helen, Robinson, Annie, Wibowo, Agung, Bostock, Helen, Salisbury, Andrew, Roberts, Stuart, Slawson, David and van der Wal, René ,(2019). From citizen science to citizen action: analysing the potential for a digital platform to cultivate attachments to nature. Journal of Science Communication, 18(1) pp. 1–35.

Siddharthan, Advaith, Ponnamperuma, Kapila, Mellish, Chris, Zeng, Chen, Heptinstall, Danny, Robinson, Annie, Benn, Stuart and van der Wal, René ,(2019). Blogging Birds: Telling informative stories about the lives of birds from telemetric data. Communications of the ACM, 62(3) pp. 68–77.

Braun, Daniel,Reiter, Ehud and Siddharthan, Advaith(2018). SaferDrive: an NLG-based Behaviour Change Support System for Drivers. Natural Language Engineering, 24(4) pp. 551–588.