Richard Crouch

Richard Crouch
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Main area of research
Natural language & AI

Richard Crouch is a Principal Researcher in the Question Answering team with research interests in the area of Natural Language & AI.

Before coming to Nuance, Richard worked at Microsoft, Powerset, Xerox PARC, the Speech Research Unit at DRA, SRI International, and on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Nottingham University. He received a B.A. in Philosophy, an M. Phil in Computer Speech and Language Processing, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cambridge University. Richard is a prolific researcher and has written more than 40 publications, journal articles, and conference proceedings.

Selected articles

Voice in the user interface

Interacting with voice-based interfaces on a broad variety of devices spanning smartphones, tablets, TVs, cars, and kiosks is becoming a routine part of daily life.

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If, not when

We present a logic of verified and unverified assertions and prove it sound and complete with respect to its possible-worlds semantics. The logic, a constructive

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OBLS hobble computations

We discuss the problems created by the distinction between oblique arguments and adjuncts in general and in the XLE-based ParGram English grammar implementation. We argue

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Deverbal nouns in knowledge representation. 2006

Deverbal nouns pose serious challenges for knowledge representation systems. We present a method of canonicalizing deverbal noun representations, relying on a rich lexicon of verb

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Type-checking in formally non-typed systems

Type checking defines and constrains system output and intermediate representations. We report on the advantages of introducing multiple levels of type checking in deep parsing

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