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Dr Richard Sutcliffe

Senior Lecturer
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Dr Richard Sutcliffe
  • Email

  • Location

    4B.527, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 10:00-12:00. Note: My office is 4B.527 **NOT** 5B.536.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Natural Language Processing

Information Retrieval

Question Answering

Computer Musicology

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Languages and Compilers (CE305)

  • Information Retrieval (CE306)

  • Information Retrieval (CE706)

Previous supervision

Husam Malek Zaki Quteineh
Husam Malek Zaki Quteineh
Thesis title: Text Generation for Small Data Regimes
Degree subject: Computer Science
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 16/9/2022

Publications

Publications (2)

Retta, EA., Sutcliffe, R., Mahmood, J., Berwo, MA., Almekhlafi, E., Khan, SA., Chaudhry, SA., Mhamed, M. and Feng, J., (2023). Cross-Corpus Multilingual Speech Emotion Recognition: Amharic vs. Other Languages

Sutcliffe, R., (2023). A Survey of Personality, Persona, and Profile in Conversational Agents and Chatbots

Journal articles (24)

Xia, T., Sun, X., Yang, Y., Long, Y. and Sutcliffe, R., (2024). A dual relation-encoder network for aspect sentiment triplet extraction. Neurocomputing, 128064-128064

Sun, X., Li, B., Sutcliffe, R., Gao, Z., Kang, W. and Feng, J., (2023). Wse-MF: A weighting-based student exercise matrix factorization model. Pattern Recognition. 138, 109285-109285

Mhamed, M., Sutcliffe, R., Sun, X., Feng, J. and Retta, EA., (2023). Arabic sentiment analysis using GCL-based architectures and a customized regularization function. Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal. 43, 101433-101433

Retta, EA., Sutcliffe, R., Almekhlafi, E., Enku, YK., Alemu, E., Gemechu, TD., Berwo, MA., Mhamed, M. and Feng, J., (2023). Kiñit classification in Ethiopian chants, Azmaris and modern music: A new dataset and CNN benchmark.. PLoS One. 18 (4), e0284560-e0284560

Retta, EA., Sutcliffe, R., Mahmood, J., Berwo, MA., Almekhlafi, E., Khan, SA., Chaudhry, SA., Mhamed, M. and Feng, J., (2023). Cross-Corpus Multilingual Speech Emotion Recognition: Amharic vs. Other Languages. Applied Sciences. 13 (23), 12587-12587

Mhamed, M., Sutcliffe, R., Quteineh, H., Sun, X., Almekhlafi, E., Retta, EA. and Feng, J., (2023). A deep CNN architecture with novel pooling layer applied to two Sudanese Arabic sentiment data sets. Journal of Information Science. abs/2201.12664

Lu, X., Deng, Y., Sun, T., Gao, Y., Feng, J., Sun, X. and Sutcliffe, R., (2022). MKPM: Multi keyword-pair matching for natural language sentences. Applied Intelligence. 52 (2), 1878-1892

Sun, X., Zhao, X., Li, B., Ma, Y., Sutcliffe, R. and Feng, J., (2022). Dynamic Key-Value Memory Networks With Rich Features for Knowledge Tracing. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. 52 (8), 8239-8245

Lu, Q., Sun, X., Sutcliffe, R., Xing, Y. and Zhang, H., (2022). Sentiment interaction and multi-graph perception with graph convolutional networks for aspect-based sentiment analysis. Knowledge-Based Systems. 256, 109840-109840

Chen, J., Sun, X., Jin, X. and Sutcliffe, R., (2022). Extracting drug-drug interactions from no-blinding texts using key semantic sentences and GHM loss.. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 135, 104192-104192

Hu, J., Zhang, H., Liu, Y., Sutcliffe, R. and Feng, J., (2022). BBW: a batch balance wrapper for training deep neural networks on extremely imbalanced datasets with few minority samples. Applied Intelligence. 52 (6), 6723-6738

Sun, X., Gao, Y., Sutcliffe, R., Guo, S-X., Wang, X. and Feng, J., (2021). Word Representation Learning Based on Bidirectional GRUs With Drop Loss for Sentiment Classification. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. 51 (7), 4532-4542

Mhamed, M., Sutcliffe, R., Sun, X., Feng, J., Almekhlafi, E. and Retta, EA., (2021). Improving Arabic Sentiment Analysis Using CNN-Based Architectures and Text Preprocessing.. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience. 2021, 1-12

Hu, J., Wang, C., Jia, Q., Bu, Q., Sutcliffe, R. and Feng, J., (2021). ScalingNet: Extracting features from raw EEG data for emotion recognition. Neurocomputing. 463, 177-184

Sun, X., Dong, K., Ma, L., Sutcliffe, R., He, F., Chen, S. and Feng, J., (2019). Drug-Drug Interaction Extraction via Recurrent Hybrid Convolutional Neural Networks with an Improved Focal Loss. Entropy. 21 (1), 37-37

Feng, J., Liu, Z., Feng, H., Sutcliffe, R., Liu, J. and Han, J., (2019). A New Phylogenetic Inference Based on Genetic Attribute Reduction for Morphological Data. Entropy. 21 (3), 313-313

Sutcliffe, R., Hovy, E., Collins, T., Wan, S., Crawford, T. and Root, DL., (2019). Searching for musical features using natural language queries: the C@merata evaluations at MediaEval. Language Resources and Evaluation. 53 (1), 87-140

Nishio, N. and Sutcliffe, RFE., (2017). Opera goer or Scrabble player: what makes a good translator?. Machine Translation. 30 (1-2), 63-109

Peñas, A., Magnini, B., Forner, P., Sutcliffe, R., Rodrigo, Á. and Giampiccolo, D., (2012). Question answering at the cross-language evaluation forum 2003–2010. Language Resources and Evaluation. 46 (2), 177-217

White, K. and Sutcliffe, RFE., (2011). Butcher, baker, or candlestick maker? Predicting occupations using predicate-argument relations. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 62 (7), 1325-1344

White, KJ. and Sutcliffe, RFE., (2006). Applying incremental tree induction to retrieval from manuals and medical texts. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 57 (5), 588-600

Sutcliffe, RFE., O'Sullivan, D., McElligott, A. and Sheahan, L., (1995). Creation of a semantic lexicon by Traversal of a machine tractable concept taxonomy*. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics. 2 (1), 33-42

Sutcliffe, RFE. and Slater, BEA., (1995). Disambiguation by association as a practical method: Experiments and findings*. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics. 2 (1), 43-52

(1988). Natural language understanding, propositional representations and the parrot system. Neural Networks. 1 (1 SUPPL), 318-318

Books (1)

Sutcliffe, RFE., (2002). Preface

Book chapters (3)

Peñas, A., Rodrigo, Á., Magnini, B., Forner, P., Hovy, E., Sutcliffe, R. and Giampiccolo, D., (2019). Results and Lessons of the Question Answering Track at CLEF. In: Information Retrieval Evaluation in a Changing World. Editors: . Springer International Publishing. 441- 460. 9783030229474

(2016). Connectionist Approaches to Natural Language Processing. In: Connectionist Approaches to Natural Language Processing. Editors: Reilly, RG. and Sharkey, N., . Routledge. 49- 73

Kruschwitz, U., Webb, N. and Sutcliffe, R., (2009). Query Log Analysis for Adaptive Dialogue-Driven Search. In: Handbook of Research on Web Log Analysis. IGI Global. 389- 414

Conferences (45)

Yang, Y., Sun, X., Lu, Q., Sutcliffe, R. and Feng, J., (2023). A Sentiment and Syntactic-Aware Graph Convolutional Network for Aspect-Level Sentiment Classification

Jin, X., Sun, X., Chen, J. and Sutcliffe, R., (2022). Extracting Drug-drug Interactions from Biomedical Texts using Knowledge Graph Embeddings and Multi-focal Loss

Quteineh, H., Samothrakis, S. and Sutcliffe, R., (2022). Enhancing Task-Specific Distillation in Small Data Regimes through Language Generation

Quteineh, H., Samothrakis, S. and Sutcliffe, R., (2020). Textual Data Augmentation for Efficient Active Learning on Tiny Datasets

Kai, Z., Feng, J., Sutcliffe, R., Xiaoyu, W. and Qirong, B., (2019). Multi-depth Dilated Network for Fashion Landmark Detection

Peñas, A., Hovy, E., Forner, P., Rodrigo, Á., Sutcliffe, R. and Morante, R., (2013). QA4MRE 2011-2013: Overview of Question Answering for Machine Reading Evaluation

Sutcliffe, R., Peñas, A., Hovy, E., Forner, P., Rodrigo, Á., Forascu, C., Benajiba, Y. and Osenova, P., (2013). Overview of QA4MRE main task at CLEF 2013

Peñas, A., Hovy, E., Forner, P., Rodrigo, Á., Sutcliffe, R., Sporleder, C., Forascu, C., Benajiba, Y. and Osenova, P., (2012). Overview of QA4MRE at CLEF 2012: Question Answering for Machine Reading evaluation

Pens, A., Hovy, E., Forner, P., Rodrigo, A., Sutcliffe, R., Forascu, C. and Sporleder, C., (2012). Evaluating machine reading systems through comprehension tests

Slattery, DM. and Sutcliffe, RFE., (2012). Automatic analysis of financial event phrases and keywords in form 8-K disclosures

Peñas, A., Hovy, E., Forner, P., Rodrigo, Á., Sutcliffe, R., Forascu, C. and Sporleder, C., (2011). Overview of QA4MRE at CLEF 2011: Question answering for machine reading evaluation

Sutcliffe, RFE., Kruschwitz, U. and Mandl, T., (2010). Web Logs and Question Answering

Peñas, A., Forner, P., Rodrigo, Á., Sutcliffe, R., Forascu, C. and Mota, C., (2010). Overview of ResPubliQA 2010: Question answering evaluation over European legislation

Peñas, A., Forner, P., Sutcliffe, R., Rodrigo, Á., Forăscu, C., Alegria, I., Giampiccolo, D., Moreau, N. and Osenova, P., (2010). Overview of ResPubliQA 2009: Question Answering Evaluation over European Legislation

Forner, P., Giampiccolo, D., Magnini, B., Peñas, A., Rodrigo, Á. and Sutcliffe, R., (2010). Evaluating multilingual question answering systems at CLEF

Peñas, A., Forner, P., Sutcliffe, R., Rodrigo, Á., Forascu, C., Alegria, I., Giampiccolo, D., Moreau, N. and Osenova, P., (2009). Overview of ResPubliQA 2009: Question answering evaluation over European legislation

Forner, P., Peñas, A., Agirre, E., Alegria, I., Forăscu, C., Moreau, N., Osenova, P., Prokopidis, P., Rocha, P., Sacaleanu, B., Sutcliffe, R. and Tjong Kim Sang, E., (2009). Overview of the Clef 2008 Multilingual Question Answering Track

Forner, P., Peñas, A., Agirre, E., Alegria, I., Forəscu, C., Moreau, N., Osenova, P., Prokopidis, P., Ro-Cha, P., Sacaleanu, B., Sutcliffe, R. and Sang, ETK., (2008). Overview of the CLEF 2008 multilingual Question Answering track

Giampiccolo, D., Forner, P., Herrera, J., Peñas, A., Ayache, C., Forascu, C., Jijkoun, V., Osenova, P., Rocha, P., Sacaleanu, B. and Sutcliffe, R., (2008). Overview of the CLEF 2007 Multilingual Question Answering Track

Sutcliffe, RFE., Steinberger, J., Kruschwitz, U., Alexandrov-Kabadjov, M. and Poesio, M., (2007). Identifying Novel Information Using Latent Semantic Analysis in the WiQA Task at CLEF 2006

Magnini, B., Giampiccolo, D., Forner, P., Ayache, C., Jijkoun, V., Osenova, P., Peñas, A., Rocha, P., Sacaleanu, B. and Sutcliffe, R., (2007). Overview of the CLEF 2006 Multilingual Question Answering Track

Sutcliffe, RFE., Steinberger, J., Kruschwitz, U., Alexandrov-Kabadjov, M. and Poesio, M., (2006). Identifying novel information using Latent Semantic Analysis in the WiQA task at CLEF 2006

Sutcliffe, RFE., White, K., Slattery, D., Gabbay, I. and Mulcahy, M., (2006). Cross-language French-English question answering using the DLT system at CLEF 2006

Sutcliffe, RFE., Mulcahy, M., Gabbay, I., O’Gorman, A. and Slattery, D., (2006). Cross-Language French-English Question Answering Using the DLT System at CLEF 2005

Vallin, A., Magnini, B., Giampiccolo, D., Aunimo, L., Ayache, C., Osenova, P., Peñas, A., de Rijke, M., Sacaleanu, B., Santos, D. and Sutcliffe, R., (2006). Overview of the CLEF 2005 Multilingual Question Answering Track

Magnini, B., Giampiccolo, D., Forner, P., Ayache, C., Jijkoun, V., Osenova, P., Peñas, A., Rocha, P., Sacaleanu, B. and Sutcliffe, RFE., (2006). Overview of the CLEF 2006 Multilingual Question Answering Track.

Magnini, B., Giampiccolo, D., Aunimo, L., Ayache, C., Osenova, P., Peñas, A., De Rijke, M., Sacaleanu, B., Santos, D. and Sutcliffe, R., (2006). The multilingual question answering track at CLEF

Peñas, A. and Sutcliffe, R., (2006). Preface

Sutcliffe, RFE., Mulcahy, M., White, K., Gabbay, I. and O'Gorman, A., (2005). Question answering using the DLT system at TREC 2005

Mulcahy, M., White, K., Gabbay, I., O'Gorman, A. and Sutcliffe, RFE., (2005). Question Answering Using the DLT System at TREC 2005.

Sutcliffe, RFE., Mulcahy, M., Gabbay, I., O'Gorman, A., White, K. and Slattery, D., (2005). Cross-language french-english question answering using the DLT System at CLEF 2005

Sutcliffe, RFE., Gabbay, I., Mulcahy, M. and O’Gorman, A., (2005). Cross-Language French-English Question Answering Using the DLT System at CLEF 2004

Sutcliffe, RFE., Mulcahy, M., Gabbay, I., O'Gorman, A. and Slattery, D., (2005). Cross-Language French-English Question Answering Using the DLT System at CLEF 2005.

Vallin, A., Magnini, B., Giampiccolo, D., Aunimo, L., Ayache, C., Osenova, P., Peñas, A., Rijke, MD., Sacaleanu, B., Santos, D. and Sutcliffe, RFE., (2005). Overview of the CLEF 2005 Multilingual Question Answering Track.

Magnini, B., Vallin, A., Ayache, C., Erbach, G., Peñas, A., de Rijke, M., Rocha, P., Simov, K. and Sutcliffe, R., (2005). Overview of the CLEF 2004 Multilingual Question Answering Track

Sutcliffe, RFE., Gabbay, I., Mulcahy, M. and O'Gorman, A., (2004). Cross-language French-English question answering using the DLT system at CLEF 2004

Magnini, B., Vallin, A., Ayache, C., Erbach, G., Peñas, A., De Rijke, M., Rocha, P., Simov, K. and Sutcliffe, R., (2004). Overview of the CLEF 2004 multilingual question answering track

Sutcliffe, RFE., Gabbay, I. and O’Gorman, A., (2004). Cross-Language French-English Question Answering Using the DLT System at CLEF 2003

Sutcliffe, RFE., Gabbay, I. and O'Gorman, A., (2003). Cross-language french-english question answering using the DLT system at CLEF 2003

Sutcliffe, RFE. and Kurohashit, S., (2000). A parallel English-Japanese query collection for the evaluation of on-line help systems

Sutcliffe, RFE., O'Sullivan, D. and Meharg, F., (1994). A Lexicon Of Distributed Noun Representations Constructed By Taxonomic Traversal.

Sutcliffe, RFE., McElligott, A. and O’Neill, G., (1993). Translation between Irish and English by mapping between monolingual machine readable dictionaries using distributed representations

Sutcliffe, RFE., McElligott, A. and Nȩill, G., (1993). Using Distributed Patterns as Language Independent Lexical Representations

Sutcliffe, RFE., (1991). Distributed representations in a text based information retrieval system

Sharkey, NE., Sutcliffe, RFE. and Wobcke, WR., (1986). Mixing Binary and Continuous Connection Schemes for Knowledge Access

Reports and Papers (3)

Mhamed, M., Sutcliffe, R., Sun, X., Feng, J., Almekhlafi, E. and Retta, EA., (2022). A Deep CNN Architecture with Novel Pooling Layer Applied to Two Sudanese Arabic Sentiment Datasets

Retta, EA., Sutcliffe, R., Almekhlafi, E., Enku, YK., Alemu, E., Gemechu, TD., Berwo, MA., Mhamed, M. and Feng, J., (2022). Kinit Classification in Ethiopian Chants, Azmaris and Modern Music: A New Dataset and CNN Benchmark

Retta, EA., Almekhlafi, E., Sutcliffe, R., Mhamed, M., Ali, H. and Feng, J., (2022). A New Amharic Speech Emotion Dataset and Classification Benchmark

Grants and funding

2018

IAA ECC Challenge Lab project - Self service

University of Essex

IAA ECC Challenge Lab project - Self service

University of Essex

2017

To embed a NLP capability in Objective IT

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board)

Contact

rsutcl@essex.ac.uk

Location:

4B.527, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 10:00-12:00. Note: My office is 4B.527 **NOT** 5B.536.