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. 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.1

2. 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.2

3. 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.3

4. Artificial Intelligence

ADAPT is pushing the boundaries of human speech and gesture recognition to increase the accuracy of robotic interpretation.4

5. Image & Video Processing

Using novel technologies we allow people and organisations to converse and engage more deeply with digital content.5

6. Machine Learning

Our Machine Learning models enable the analysis of complex data such as financial data sets giving accurate results on large scale data sets.6

7. Neural Networks

ADAPT is taking the core expertise of neural networks and applying it to a series of content scenarios.7

8. Personalisation

ADAPT delivers personalisation services in a range of learning environments ranging from technical undergraduate courses to airline training procedures.8

9. Multimedia Content Summary

ADAPT technology takes multimedia such as video, images and voice and interpreted and condenses the information around topics of interest.9

10. Search & Information Retrieval

We develop smarter search and retrieval technologies that help deliver the most relevant digital content to the user.10

11. Knowledge Management & Extract

Knowledge is an organisations main asset. ADAPT is spearheading analysis of large multimedia data sources to facilitate knowledge extraction and management.11

12. 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.12

13. 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. 13

14. Machine Translation

We extend the effectiveness of all the MT system types across a wide range of languages and domains.14

15. 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.15

16. 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. 16

17. Social Media Content Analysis

Our analysis techniques allow more powerful tailored access to customer and community insights.17

18. Natural Language Processing

ADAPT has unique expertise in active learning, statistical NLP and crowd-sourced annotation.18

Our Research Themes

1. 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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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. 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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4. 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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5. 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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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

Taoiseach announces transatlantic collaboration to provide entrepreneurship training.

Taoiseach announces transatlantic collaboration to provide entrepreneurship training for SFI researchers.

16 Mar
Over 4000 Students Test Their Wits in All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad

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Over 4000 Students Test Their Wits in All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad

Record 4,000 students from across Ireland compete in All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad.

14 Feb
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ADAPT Centre – Open for Business

ADAPT Associate Director Wins DCU Alumni Award
  • Event
  • 28th Apr 2017, 1PM
  • Trinity Long Room Hub, Neill Lecture Theatre

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ADAPT Associate Director Wins DCU Alumni Award

22 Feb

Trinity Long Room Hub, Neill Lecture Theatre

From Techno-Hypnosis to Orgies of Activism: On the Nihilism of Technology and the Technologies of Ni

Dr Gertz will hold a public lecture that reflects on the concepts behind technological design.
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News

Over 4000 Students Test Their Wits in All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad

Record 4,000 students from across Ireland compete in All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad.

14 Feb
Taoiseach announces transatlantic collaboration to provide entrepreneurship training.

Taoiseach announces transatlantic collaboration to provide entrepreneurship training for SFI researchers.

16 Mar
ADAPT Researcher Collaborates on Translation Experiment with Spanish Company

ADAPT is uncovering insights into the complex cognitive operations carried out by translators to help increase productivity.

27 Feb
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ADAPT Centre – Open for Business

#ML Dublin

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