Professor Stephen Pulman

Professor of Computational Linguistics; Fellow of Somerville College


Professor Pulman’s research interests are in computational linguistics: the development of computer programs that behave as if they understood English.  He has published research in most areas of computational linguistics including morphology, syntax, parsing, semantics, and dialogue as well as in applications like sentiment analysis and automated assessment. He is a co-founder of the sentiment analysis firm TheySay.


  • Computational semantics for natural language
  • Computational linguistics
  • Automated reasoning and language
  • Information systems

Media experience

Professor Pulman has experience of working with the media.