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Department of Computer Science

Best Poster Prize at AI 2015 for Undergraduate Dissertation Work

Sean Sapstead and PosterIf "The Duke of York visited Aberystwyth", would this represent a news story about York or about Aberystwyth? Computer Science graduate Sean Sapstead presented his final year dissertation work on the topic of automatically geotagging news articles at the BCS AI 2015 conference in Cambridge in December 2015, and he won the best poster prize. His dissertation used machine learning and natural language processing to analyse the text of historic newspaper articles digitised in the Welsh Newspapers Online collection of the National Library of Wales. Sean's prize was £100 and a trophy. He currently works as a data analyst and IT expert at the Mirfield Free Grammar School.


AI-2015 Thirty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND 15-17 DECEMBER 2015

Sean Sapstead the Presenter