Marek Rei

I am a researcher and machine learning enthusiast, interested in natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and various related areas.

Currently, I am a member of the Research team in SwiftKey, where our goal is to focus on potential future technologies, thinking a few years ahead. We divide our time between further improving our existing machine learning solutions and developing new ideas for future products.

I am also a member of Churchill College in the University of Cambridge, where I received a PhD degree with my thesis on minimally supervised dependency-based methods for natural language processing, under the supervision of Professor Ted Briscoe. I was working in the Natural Language and Information Processing Group in the Computer Laboratory.

Before that, in 2008-2009 I did an MPhil course in the Computer Lab, called Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology. The topic of my dissertation was Adaptive Interactive Information Extraction.

I also studied three years in Tallinn University of Technology where I got my bachelor's degree with the thesis Creating a Model for Audiovisual Speech in Estonian.

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Other interests

Piano, guitar, ballroom/latin dancing, nature, geocaching, good movies, good books


E-mail: marek ├Ąt marekrei dot com


Looking for hyponyms in vector space [pdf] [vectorsets] [dataset] Marek Rei and Ted Briscoe In Proceedings of the Eighteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-14) Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 2014

Parser lexicalisation through self-learning [pdf] Marek Rei and Ted Briscoe In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2013). Atlanta, United States, 2013

Minimally supervised dependency-based methods for natural language processing [TR pdf] Marek Rei PhD thesis, University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2013

Unsupervised Entailment Detection between Dependency Graph Fragments [pdf][dataset] Marek Rei and Ted Briscoe In Proceedings of the 2011 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP-11). Portland, United States, 2011

Intelligent Information Access from Scientific Papers [Springer][draft pdf] Ted Briscoe, Karl Harrison, Andrew Naish-Guzman, Andy Parker, Marek Rei, Advaith Siddharthan, David Sinclair, Mark Slater and Rebecca Watson Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval, edited by Mihai Lupu, Katja Mayer, John Tait and Anthony J. Trippe. Springer, Dordrecht, 2011

Combining Manual Rules and Supervised Learning for Hedge Cue and Scope Detection [pdf] Marek Rei and Ted Briscoe The 14th Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-10). Uppsala, Sweden, 2010

Adaptive Interactive Information Extraction [pdf] Marek Rei MPhil thesis Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2009