James D. O'Shea

James D. O’Shea is a senior lecturer in computer science at Manchester Metropolitan University. He received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in chemistry from Imperial College in 1976 and the Ph.D. (Short Text Semantic Similarity) degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010. He was general chair of the KES-AMSTA conference in Manchester in 2011 and curator of the MMU Alan Turing Centenary Celebrations. His other scientific work covers semantic similarity, including the recent publication ‘A new benchmark dataset with production methodology for short text semantic similarity algorithms’ in ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing.