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Dr Irene Murtagh is a Lecturer and a Principal Investigator at the Department of Informatics, TU Dublin. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin. She holds a BSc. (Hons) in Computing (TU Dublin), an MPhil. in Speech and Language Processing (Trinity College Dublin) and a PhD in Computational Linguistics (Trinity College Dublin).
Irene’s primary research interests are centred around computational linguistics and natural language processing. In particular, sign language linguistics, machine translation, embodied conversational agents and avatar technology, speech acoustic processing and natural language processing within the domain of artificial intelligence and cognitive technology.
Dr Murtagh is currently the TU Dublin Principal Investigator on the SignON (Horizon 2020) project, which comprises 17 EU consortium partners. The research team at TU Dublin are responsible for the provision of the Natural Language Processing layer for sign language within the project. They will provide an interface between the natural language understanding (NLU) component and the sign language realisation (SLR) component of the project, facilitating machine translation capability between verbal language and sign language.