Research

ADAPT research is spearheading the development of next-generation digital technologies that enable seamless tech-mediated interaction and communication. The breadth of ADAPT's research expertise is unique globally and the Centre's structure supports collaborative innovation with industry to unlock the potential of digital content.  ADAPT has attracted over €50million research funding from Science Foundation Ireland and industry collaborations.

Our Key Research Areas

1. Neural Networks

ADAPT is taking the core expertise of neural networks and applying it to a series of content scenarios.1

2. Natural Language Processing

ADAPT has unique expertise in active learning, statistical NLP and crowd-sourced annotation.2

3. Semantic Web & Linked Data

ADAPT works on technology that links different types of information allowing the user a fuller experience of their data searches. Examples include geographic details, historical information, public opinion and recommendations.3

4. Sentiment Analysis

Techniques developed within ADAPT allowed users to gain an accurate overview of ongoing public events in public broadcasting. They also facilitate the identification of novel audience segmentation. 4

5. Search & Information Retrieval

We develop smarter search and retrieval technologies that help deliver the most relevant digital content to the user.5

6. Digital Content Management

Our expertise covers the entire life cycle of digital content and our solutions are helping organisations navigate an increasingly complex digital content landscape.6

7. Deep Learning

Our Deep Learning research has led to industrial knowledge transfer and is proving beneficial to a range of business situations including the recognition of sarcasm and the improvement of text analysis technologies. 7

8. Artificial Intelligence

ADAPT is pushing the boundaries of human speech and gesture recognition to increase the accuracy of robotic interpretation.8

9. Ethics & Privacy

We are prompting the public discourse on the ethical and privacy issues raised by digital engagement and the development of digital and content technologies.9

10. Social Media Content Analysis

Our analysis techniques allow more powerful tailored access to customer and community insights.10

11. Image & Video Processing

Using novel technologies we allow people and organisations to converse and engage more deeply with digital content.11

12. Personalisation

ADAPT delivers personalisation services in a range of learning environments ranging from technical undergraduate courses to airline training procedures.12

13. Machine Learning

Our Machine Learning models enable the analysis of complex data such as financial data sets giving accurate results accurate results on large scale data sets.13

14. Multimedia Content Summary

ADAPT technology takes multimedia such as video, images and voice and interpreted and condenses the information around topics of interest.14

15. Knowledge Management & Extract

Knowledge is an organisations main assets. ADAPT is spearheading analysis of large multimedia data sources to facilitate knowledge extraction and management.15

16. Machine Translation

We extend the effectiveness of all the MT system types across a wide range of languages and domains.16

17. Multimodal Interaction

We use psychometric approaches and social sensing to adapt rendering of content, based on the analysis of features such as voice and gesture.17

18. Virtual & Augmented Reality

ADAPT’s technology facilitates the recognition of relationships between multi-dimensional data sets by providing new ways to interpret, interact with and gain insights from data.18

Our Research Themes

1. Interacting with Global Content

The focus is on supporting conversational content that adapts to the user's cognitive state to maintain an engaging multimodal dialogue regardless of physical context.

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2. Managing the Global Conversation

Addressing the tools that individuals, organisations and society need to efficiently manage the complex data flows that arise from rapid innovation in digital content technologies.

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3. Personalising the User Experience

Centred on adapting service and content to how individual users most naturally discover, share and use content so that it is both pertinent to their current tasks and minimises the cognitive load.

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4. Understanding Global Content

Language technology research focusing on the analysis, annotation and extraction of meaningful knowledge from textual, spoken or video content across languages and domains.

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5. Transforming Global Content

Achieving translation of controlled quality across multiple language pairs and domains can leverage human interactions for effective and authentic communication across language and cultural barriers.

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Research Initiative

Ethics and Privacy

Ethical and privacy issues need to be to the forefront during technology development and ADAPT helps industry and individuals understand, manage and control overwhelming amounts of content.

Case Study

Personalised Content Recommendation

Present your customers with tailored web content!

Case Study

SentiWords Tweet

Revealing public opinion about politicians and parties during the Irish General Election 2016.

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Our Experts

ADAPT is internationally renowned for its research expertise. The Centre is made up of a vibrant international community of academics, researchers, developers and business professionals.

115 Expert Researches
80 Industry Partners
327 Published Papers
10 Experts
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Publications

Conference Paper

Fast Gated Neural Domain Adaptation: Language Model as a Case Study

Conference Paper

Fast Gated Neural Domain Adaptation: Language Model as a Case Study

Conference Paper

Topic-Informed Neural Machine Translation

Conference Paper

Incorporating Functions in Mappings to Facilitate the Uplift of CSV Files into RDF

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Research News

ADAPT Associate Director Wins DCU Alumni Award

Associate Director in ADAPT, Dr Paraic Sheridan, was among the honoured at the Inaugural DCU Alumni Awards held recently in DCU.

22 Feb
ADAPT Researcher Selected to Represent SIGIR at 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award Celebration

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ADAPT Researcher Selected to Represent SIGIR at 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award Celebration

ADAPT PhD student, Piyush Arora, has been selected as one of ten student delegates to represent SIGIR at the 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award...

24 Jan
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ADAPT Centre – Open for Business

ADAPT Researcher Selected to Represent SIGIR at 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award Celebration
  • Event
  • 27th Feb 2017, 6PM
  • Dogpatch Lab, CHQ

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ADAPT Researcher Selected to Represent SIGIR at 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award Celebration

24 Jan

Dogpatch Lab, CHQ

#ML Dublin

The Machine Learning Meetup allows individuals discuss ML, information retrieval, NLP, knowledge representation and AI.
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ADAPT Researcher Selected to Represent SIGIR at 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award Celebration

ADAPT PhD student, Piyush Arora, has been selected as one of ten student delegates to represent SIGIR at the 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award...

24 Jan
ADAPT Associate Director Wins DCU Alumni Award

Associate Director in ADAPT, Dr Paraic Sheridan, was among the honoured at the Inaugural DCU Alumni Awards held recently in DCU.

22 Feb
ADAPT Researcher Speaks at Data Protection Conference 2017

To mark Data Protection Day 2017, Dr Kevin Koidl spoke at the national Data Protection Conference in Dublin

27 Jan
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ADAPT Centre – Open for Business

AI Hackathon

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