Dr Parma Nand

Programme Leader (BCIS) & Senior Lecturer

Phone: +64 921 9999 extn 5679

Email: parma.nand@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

AUT Tower, Level 1,
2 – 14 Wakefield St,
Auckland 1010

Web: http://staff.elena.aut.ac.nz/Parma-Nand/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=e4a55MEAAAAJ 



Postal Address:
SCMS (D-75)
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142 NZ

Qualifications:

PhD (Artificial Intelligence-NLP) - Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Member - Australian Computer Society
  • Member - South Pacific Computer Society
  • Member - IEEE

Biography:

My main research area is Artificial Intelligence, particularly in the Natural Language Engineering. My current interest and research projects are based around information extraction from free texts as well as generation of free texts.

Other areas of interest in terms of teaching and research are concurrent programming, multi-processor/multi-core programming and computational optimisation.

Prior to my academic career I have worked as a software engineer for various companies in New Zealand. My main areas of expertise lie in designing software in the retail oil and electronic funds transfer industry. I have extensive experience in writing optimised applications using assembly and C languages for limited-memory embedded operating systems. I have also worked on client-server architecture systems in the electronic funds transfer industry.

Teaching Areas:

  • Operating Systems
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Text Mining
  • Data Mining

Research Areas:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining

Current Research Projects:

  • Information Extraction from Social Media Texts
  • Opinion mining from Social Media Texts
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Development of NLP based Tutor and Assessment Systems
  • Text Mining for Various purposes such as Harassment Detection

Publications:

Books

  • Nand, P. (2012). Resolving Co-reference Anaphora Using Semantic Constraints. Lambert Academic Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.lap-publishing.com

Journal Papers

  • Perera, R., & Nand, P. (2014a). Interaction History Based Answer Formulation for Question Answering. In P. Klinov & D. Mouromtsev (Eds.), Knowledge Engineering and the Semantic Web (Vol. 468, pp. 128–139). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11716-4_11
  • Nand, P., & Yeap, W. (2013). A Framework for Interpreting Bridging Anaphora. (J. Filipe & A. Fred, Eds.) (Vol. 358, pp. 131–144). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36907-0

Recent Refereed Conference Publications

  • Perera, R., Nand, P., (2015) Generating Lexicalization Patterns for Linked Open Data. In: Second Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Linked Open Data collocated with 10th Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP). Hissar, Bulgaria. 5-11 September 2015. ACL. pp. 2-5.
  • Nand, P. & Perera, R., (2015). An Evaluation of POS tagging for Tweets Using HMM Modelling. In: 38th Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC). Sydney, Australia. 27-30 January 2015. Australian Computer Society, Inc.
  • Perera, R., Nand, P., (2015). Answer Presentation with Contextual Information: A Case Study using Syntactic and Semantic Models. In: 28th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Vol. 9457. Canberra, Australia. 30 November–4 December 2015. Heidelberg: Springer. pp. 476-483.
  • Nand, P., Perera, R.,  Klette, G., (2015). A Tweet Classification Model Based on Dynamic and Static Component Topic Vectors. In: 28th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Vol. 9457. Canberra, Australia. 30 November–4 December 2015. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Perera, R., Nand, P., Klette, G., (2015) RealText-lex: A Lexicalization Framework for Linked Open Data. In: 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) - Demonstration. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Perera, R. & Nand, P., (2015). A Multi-Strategy Approach for Lexicalizing Linked Open Data. In: 16th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing). Vol. 9042. Cairo, Egypt. Springer International Publishing. Pp.348-363.
  • Perera, R., Nand, P., (2015) RealText-asg: A Model to Present Answers Utilizing the Linguistic Structure of Source Question. In: 29th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC). Shanghai, China. 30 October–02 November 2015. ACL. pp. 206-214.
  • Perera, R., Nand, P., (2015) Selecting Contextual Peripheral Information for Answer Presentation: The Need for Pragmatic Models. In: 29th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC). Shanghai, China. 30 October–02 November 2015. ACL. pp. 197-205.
  • Nand, P., & Perera, R. (2015). An Evaluation of POS tagging for Tweets Using HMM Modeling. In Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Computer Science Conference. Sydney, Australia.
  • Nand, P., Perera, R., & Lal, R. (2014). A HMM POS Tagger for Micro-blogging Type Texts. In D.-N. Pham & S.-B. Park (Eds.), PRICAI 2014: Trends in Artificial Intelligence (Vol. 8862, pp. 157–169). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13560-1_13
  • Nand, P., Perera, R., Sreekumar, A., & Lingmin, H. (2014). A Multi-Strategy Approach for Location Mining in Tweets: AUT NLP Group Entry for ALTA-2014 Shared Task. In Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2014 (pp. 163–170). Brisbane, Australia.
  • Perera, R., & Nand, P. (2014). Real Text-CS - Corpus Based Domain Independent Content Selection Model. In IEEE 26th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) (pp. 599–606). doi:10.1109/ICTAI.2014.95
  • Perera, R., & Nand, P. (2014). The Role of Linked Data in Content Selection. In D.-N. Pham & S.-B. Park (Eds.), PRICAI 2014: Trends in Artificial Intelligence (Vol. 8862, pp. 573–586). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13560-1_46
  • Nand, P., & Yeap, W. (2012). Using Relations to Interpret Anaphora. In The Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (Vol. 1, pp. 92–99). Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.
  • Nand, P., & Yeap, W. (2011). A Relational Framework for Interpreting Anaphora. In The Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence (ATAI) (pp. 44–49). Canning, Singapore.
  • Nand, P., & Yeap, W. (2010). Towards a Discourse Level Coherence Structure. In The Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (pp. 11–19). Valencia, Spain.
  • Nand, P., & Yeap, W. (2010). Generation of Anaphoric Noun Phrases and their Coreferential Properties. In The Proceedings of The Annual International Conference on Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence (ATAI) (pp. A75–A80). Phuket, Thailand.
  • Nand, P., & Yeap, W. (2008). On the use of Salience Weights in Anaphora Resolution. In The Proceedings of the New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference, NZCSRSC. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Nand, P., & Yeap, W. (2007). Challenges in Anaphora Resolution in the News Media Genre. In The Proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Information Technology in Asia (pp. 156–160). Sarawak, Malyasia.


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