Rodrigo Agerri


  • Doctor in Computer Science (PhD), Department of Computing, City University London, May 2007.

I am Assistant Professor and researcher in Natural Language Processing at the IXA Group of the University of the Basque Country. My current interests are focused on NLP problems related to Computational Semantics, and especially on techniques for Information Extraction and Opinion Mining. I am the creator and main developer of the IXA pipes, a set of ready to use of multilingual NLP tools distributed under Apache License 2.0. I am also a Project Management Commitee member and Committer at the Apache OpenNLP project of the Apache Software Foundation.

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Short Bio

  • April 2018-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Systems and Languages (LSI), University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU.
  • January 2012-April 2018: Research Fellow at IXA NLP Group. University of the Basque Country.
  • May 2011-January 2012: Researcher in Computational Linguistics at University of Deusto, Bilbao, Basque Country.
  • November 2009-May 2011: Project Manager in Computational Linguistics at Vicomtech-IK4.
  • January-October 2009: Research Fellow, GSI Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, Consorcio Mavir. Research on Computational Semantics, Sentiment Analysis and application of linguistic techniques for Information Retrieval.
  • December 2005-December 2008, Research Fellow, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT Birmingham, UK. Research on Computational Semantics and Figurative Language.
  • 2002-2006 Research Student and Lab Tutor, Department of Computing, City University, EC1V 0HB London, UK. Research on normative aspects of language for the specification of normative protocols of communication. (PhD Thesis).

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Reviewing Activities

"If it were not for the brute fact that the world contains more than five billion primates that are demonstrably able to produce and comprehend natural languages, mathematical linguists would long ago have been able to present convincing formal demonstrations that such production and comprehension was impossible" (Gerald Gazdar).