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Personal Docente e Investigador

O'Donnell, Michael

Profesor Contratado Doctor
Despacho:
Módulo VI bis 311
email:
michael.odonnell@uam.es
Teléfono:
91 497 2273
Fax:
91 497 4428
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I am a lecturer within the Department of English Studies at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. I was initially employed under a "Ramon y Cajal" contract (a 5 year research contract) but recently converted to a permanent teaching contract.

My current interests are in corpus linguistics, in particular, in studying learner corpora to profile what grammatical features are most at stake at each proficiency level, for a given mother tongue and learning context. I also develop software for multi-layer corpus development: UAM CorpusTool.

I have previously worked in several major research centres, including, Information Sciences Institute (Los Angeles), Department of AI at the University of Edinburgh, IRST/ITC (Trento, Italy), IPSI/GMD (Germany), as well as visiting stays in centres such as ITRI (Brighton, UK), University of Waterloo (Canada), Telecom Research Labs (Melbourne, Australia), and Microsoft Research Lab (Sydney, Australia).

Investigación

Áreas de especialización

linguistics

Líneas de investigación

Corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, systemic functional grammar

Publicaciones

O’Donnell, Mick 2009 "Resources and Courses", in Jonathan Webster (ed), A Companion to Systemic Functional Linguistics, London & New York: Continuum.

Amaya Mendikoetxea, Michael O'Donnell and Paul Rollinson 2009. "WriCLE: A learner corpus for Second Language Acquisition Research" Proceedings of the Fifth Corpus Linguistics, Liverpool.

O'Donnell, Mick, Susana Murcia, Rebeca García, Clara Molina, Paul Rollinson, Penny MacDonald, Keith Stuart, Maria Boquera. 2009. Exploring the proficiency of English learners: The TREACLE project. Proceedings of the Fifth Corpus Linguistics, Liverpool.

O'Donnell, M. 2008. "Demonstration of the UAM CorpusTool for text and image annotation". Proceedings of the ACL-08:HLT Demo Session (CompanionVolume), Columbus, Ohio, June 2008. Association for Computational Linguistics. pages 13–16.

O'Donnell, M. 2008. "The UAM CorpusTool: Software for corpus annotation and exploration". In Bretones Callejas, Carmen M. et al. (eds) Applied Linguistics Now: Understanding Language and Mind / La Lingüística Aplicada Hoy: Comprendiendo el Lenguaje y la Mente. Almería: Universidad de Almería. Pp. 1433-1447.

O’Donnell, Mick, Michele Zappavigna and Casey Whitelaw (2008) "A survey of process type classification over difficult cases", in Carys Jones and Eija Ventola (eds) From Language to Multimodality: New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning. Continuum: London.

Ismael Pascual-Nieto, Diana Pérez-Marín, Pilar Rodríguez and Mick O'Donnell 2008 "Using Automatically Generated Students' Clickable Conceptual Models for E-tutoring". Revista CEUR-WS, 354, pp 1-8.

Ismael Pascual-Nieto, Diana Pérez-Marín, Mick O’Donnell and Pilar Rodríguez 2008 "Enhancing a free-text Adaptive Computer Assisted Assessment system with self-assessment features". 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), July, 2008. Santander, Cantabria, Spain.

O'Donnell, M. 2008 "Evolving Questions in Text Planning". Proceedings of the 5th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008). Salt Fork, Ohio, June 12-14. Pp. 121-128.

Gema Chocano, Rocío Jiménez, Cristóbal Lozano, Amaya Mendikoetxea, Susana Murcia, Michael O’Donnell, Paul Rollinson, Iván Teomiro. 2007. "An exploration into word order in learner corpora: The WOSLAC Project". Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics Conference 2007, Matthew Davies, Paul Rayson, Susan Hunston, Pernilla Danielsson (eds.), Universidad de Birmingham, Birmingham.

Pascual Nieto, Ismael and Michael O'Donnell 2007 "Flexible statistical construction of bilingual dictionaries". Revista de la Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural (SEPLN), nº 39, septiembre de 2007. 249-258.

McCabe, A., O’Donnell, M. and Whittaker, R., (eds) (2007), Advances In Language And Education. London: Continuum.

Rachel Whittaker, Mick O'Donnell, Anne McCabe (2007) "Introduction: Responses to the changing face of education". In McCabe, A., O’Donnell, M. and Whittaker, R., (eds) (2007), Advances In Language And Education. London: Continuum. pp. 1 -12.

Whittaker, R., O’Donnell, M. and McCabe, A. (eds) (2006), Language and Literacy: Functional Approaches. London: Continuum.
O'Donnell, Mick and John Bateman 2005 “SFL in Computational Contexts”. In J. Webster, R. Hasan & C. Matthiessen (eds), Continuing Discourse on Language A Functional Perspective. London: Equinox.

Marti, P., Zancanaro, M., O'Grady, M., O'Hare, G., Not, E., Bianchi, A., O'Donnell, M, 2006 "A Mediated Experience of Art", in P. Purcell (ed), Networked Neighbourhoods: the Connected Community in Context. Springer: London, New York, 2006.

O'Donnell, Michael 2005 "The UAM Systemic Parser" , Proceedings of the 1st Computational Systemic Functional Grammar Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. 16 July 2005.

Van Moll, Maarten & Mick O’Donnell 2004 “Automatic Recognition of Generic Structure: Medical Discharge Notices”. In David Banks (ed.) Text and Texture: Systemic Functional viewpoints on the nature and structure of text. L'Harmattan, Paris.

Murcia, Susana and Mick O'Donnell, 2003 "Advice In Instructional Texts: A Comparison Between English And Spanish". Proceedings of the 3rd International Contrastive Linguistics Conference, Compostela, Spain. October 2003.

Benson, James, William Greaves, Michael O’Donnell and Jared Taglialatela 2002 “Evidence for Symbolic Language Processing in a Bonobo (Pan paniscus)”. Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 9, No. 12, December 2002. Republished as Benson, James, William Greaves, Michael O’Donnell and Jared Taglialatela. 2004 “The ideational dimension”. Chapter 2 in James Benson & William Greaves (Eds.) Functional Dimensions of Ape-Human Discourse. Equinox.

O'Donnell, Michael 2001 "Editorials vs. front page news: Differences in realis and tense across newspaper genres". Proceedings of the 2nd International Contrastive Linguistics Conference, Compostela, Spain. 25-27 October 2001.

Murcia, Susana and Mick O'Donnell, 2001 "Semantic functions in instructional texts: a comparison between English and Spanish". Proceedings of the 2nd International Contrastive Linguistics Conference, Compostela, Spain. 25-27 October 2001.

O'Donnell, Michael, Chris Mellish, Jon Oberlander and Alisair Knott 2001 "ILEX: An architecture for a dynamic hypertext generation system". Natural Language Engineering 7, 225--250. [pdf preprint]

Knott, A., Oberlander, J., O'Donnell, M. and Mellish, C. 2001 "Beyond elaboration: the interaction of relations and focus in coherent text." In T. Sanders, J. Schilperoord and W. Spooren (eds.) Text representation: linguistic and psycholinguistic aspect. Amsterdam: Benjamins, pp181--196.

O'Donnell, Michael 2000 "RSTTool 2.4 -- A Markup Tool for Rhetorical Structure Theory". Proceedings of the International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG'2000), 13-16 June 2000, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel. 253 -- 256.

O'Donnell, Michael 2000 "Intermixing Multiple Discourse Strategies for Automatic Text Composition". Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI), No. 40 (April): Special Issue on Intercultural and Textual Approaches to Systemic-Functional Linguistics.

O'Donnell, Michael 2000 "Museum audio guides which adapt to the user and context". Proceedings of the 1st Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla, Seville, November 2000.

O'Donnell, Michael, Alistair Knott, Jon Oberlander and Chris Mellish 2000 "Optimising text quality in generation from relational databases". Proceedings of the International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG'2000), 13-16 June 2000, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel. 133 --140.

O'Donnell, Michael 1999 "Context in Dynamic Modelling". In Mohsen Ghadessy (ed.) Text And Context In Functional Linguistics. Benjamins: Holland. Pp. 63-99.

Cox, Richard, Mick O'Donnell and Jon Oberlander 1999 "Dynamic versus static hypermedia in museum education: an evaluation of ILEX, the intelligent labelling explorer". Proceedings of the Artificial Intelligence in Education conference (AI-ED99), Le Mans, July 1999. Amsterdam: IOS Press.

O'Donnell, M., H. Cheng and J. Hitzeman. Integrating Referring and Informing in NP Planning. Proceedings of the Coling-ACL '98 Workshop on the Computational Treatment of Nominals, August 16, 1998, Universite de Montreal, Canada. pp. 46-55.

Mellish, C., A. Knott, J. Oberlander and M. O'Donnell 1998 Experiments using stochastic search for text planning. Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

Mellish, C., M. O'Donnell, J. Oberlander and A. Knott 1998 An architecture for opportunistic text generation. Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

Oberlander, J. , M. O'Donnell, A. Knott and C. Mellish. 1998. "Conversation in the museum: experiments in dynamic hypermedia with the intelligent labelling explorer." New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 4, 11--32

O'Donnell, Michael 1997 RST-Tool: An RST Analysis Tool. Proceedings of the 6th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation March 24 - 26, 1997 Gerhard-Mercator University, Duisburg, Germany.

O'Donnell, Michael 1997 Variable-Length On-Line Document Generation. Proceedings of the 6th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation March 24 - 26, 1997 Gerhard-Mercator University, Duisburg, Germany.

O'Donnell, Michael 1997 Variable-Length On-Line Document Generation, Proceedings of the Flexible Hypertext Workshop of the Eighth ACM International Hypertext Conference, Southhampton, UK.

Knott, Alistair, Michael O'Donnell, Jon Oberlander, Chris Mellish 1997 "Defeasible Rules in Content Selection and Text Structuring", proceedings of the 6th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation March 24 - 26, 1997 Gerhard-Mercator University, Duisburg, Germany.

Oberlander, J., C. Mellish, M. O'Donnell and A. Knott 1997. "Exploring a gallery with intelligent labels". In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums, pp153-161. Paris, September, 1997.

O'Donnell, Michael 1996 "Input Specification in the WAG Sentence Generation System", in Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Natural Language Generation, Herstmonceux Castle, UK, 13-15 June 1996.

Knott, Alistair, Chris Mellish, Jon Oberlander & Mick O'Donnell "Sources of Flexibility in Dynamic Hypertext Generation", in Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Natural Language Generation, Herstmonceux Castle, UK, 13-15 June 1996.

O'Donnell, Michael 1995 "From Corpus to Codings: Semi-Automating the Acquisition of Linguistic Features", in Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on Empirical Methods in Discourse Interpretation and Generation, Stanford University, California, March 27-29.

O'Donnell, Michael & Peter Sefton 1995 "Modelling Telephonic Interaction: A Dynamic Approach". In: Interface. Journal of Applied Linguistics 10.1 (1995) 63-78.

O'Donnell, Michael 1995 "Sentence Generation Using the Systemic WorkBench", in Proceedings of the Fifth European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, 20-22 May, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp 235-238.

O'Donnell, Michael 1994 Sentence Analysis and Generation -- a Systemic Perspective, Ph.D. Dissertation, Linguistics Dept., University of Sydney.

O'Donnell, Michael 1993 "Reducing Complexity in a Systemic Parser" in Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Parsing Technologies", Tilburg, the Netherlands, August 10-13.

Rowles C., X. Huang, M. de Beler, J. Vonwiller, R. King, C. Matthiessen, P. Sefton & M. O'Donnell 1993a "Understanding Spoken English Using a Systemic Functional Framework." First Pacific Association Conference on Computational Linguistics, Vancouver, Canada, April 1993.

Rowles C., M. de Beler, M. O'Donnell and P. Sefton 1993b "The Use of Context in the Understanding of Spoken English", the 6th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Melbourne, November, 1993.

King R., Vonwiller J., Matthiessen C., O'Donnell M. & Sefton P. (1992) "Speech Modelling of Interactive Speech Response Systems in Telecommunicaitions", in Proceedings of the Institute of Engineers Australia Communucations Conference. Sydney 101-111.

Rowles, C., X. Huang, M. de Beler, J. Vonwiller, R. King, C. Matthiessen, P. Sefton & M. O'Donnell, 1992a "Understanding Spoken English", First Australian Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Information Retrieval, Melbourne, November, 1992.

Rowles, C., X. Huang, M. de Beler, J. Vonwiller, R. King, C. Matthiessen, P. Sefton & M. O'Donnell, 1992b "Using Prosody to Assist in the Understanding of Spoken English, Fourth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Brisbane, November- December, 1992.

Matthiessen C., O'Donnell M, and Zeng L. 1991 "Discourse Analysis and the Need for Functionally Complex Grammars in Parsing" in Proceedings of the Second Japan-Australia Joint Symposium on Natural Language Processing, October 2-5, 1991, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Iizuka City, Japan.

O'Donnell, Michael 1990 "A Dynamic Model of Exchange", Word, Volume 41:3, pp. 293-328.

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