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Dr Selja Seppälä

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Selja Seppälä

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career-FIT Fellow

Business Information Systems 13 South Mall Cork Cork University Business School

+353 21 490 8616 selja.seppala@ucc.ie LinkedIn profile ORCID profile

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I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career-FIT Fellow at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. My interdisciplinary research aims at laying the groundwork for developing computer-assisted, natural language definition writing tools that leverage ontological data. Such tools are intended to be used by terminologists, ontologists, and domain experts such as scientists and lawyers. My research focuses on the automation of definition production, editing, and checking in dictionaries, legal documents, technical manuals, and ontologies. This work includes research on ontology mapping and versioning, mapping of lexico-semantic resources to ontologies, as well as the use of corpus linguistics and natural language processing (NLP) techniques and methods to process data. My primary domains of expertise are NLP, terminology, and applied ontology. In my Marie Curie research project, I investigate NLP methods to develop a computer-assisted definition authoring and formalisation system for legal experts (RegDef).