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Diego Mollá Aliod

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Diego Mollá Aliod

Email:   diego.molla-aliod at

Address: Macquarie University
         Faculty of Science and Engineering
         Computing Department
         [New!]4 Research Park Drive[New!]
         NSW 2109

Tel:    +61-(0)2-9850-9531
Fax:    +61-(0)2-9850-9551

Hi, welcome to my home page. My full name is Diego Mollá Aliod, where my family name is the double word Mollá Aliod. It is like a hyphenated surname, but without a hyphen! I often sign my publications as Diego Mollá or Diego Mollá-Aliod.

Research Interests

My general research interests lie in the extraction of information from text. I have worked on question answering, named entity recognition, and summarisation. Below are more details of my recent research.

If you are looking for an undergraduate or postgraduate research topic, look at my list of postgraduate projects. If you don't find your favourite topic in the list, feel free to send me an email and discuss possible research.

For more ideas, you can also look at:

Natural Language Processing of Medical Text

I have recently built a corpus of summaries of clinical inquiries using the material from the Journal of Family Practice. With this corpus I plan to develop techniques to help medical practitioners find and appraise clinical evidence under the paradigm of Evidence Based Medicine.

Answer Extraction and Question Answering

AnswerFinder is a system that uses ExtrAns' technology to perform question answering from larger volumes of text, on the line of the question answering track of TREC.

From Nov. 1995 to end of Oct 1999 I participated in ExtrAns, an answer extraction system, and the extension WebExtrAns. Relevant links are:

PhD Research

My PhD focused on a formal specification of a subset of the aspectual interactions between nouns and verbs. Relevant links are:

Current Status

I am a senior lecturer at the Department of Computing, Macquarie University.

Consultation Hours

  • Wednesday 5-6pm, room BD358, 4 Research Park Drive

Other times by appointment

What I'm doing Now

25 Feb 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Teaching COMP249 and COMP348

1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jun 2019
Helping organise OzCLO

1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020
Executive member of ALTA

5 Nov 2012 - now
Advisory board member of BioASQ


4 July 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Long Service and Annual Leave

19 Aug 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
Teach ITEC649 and ITEC874

Recent Activities

1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018
Executive member of ALTA

10 - 12 Dec 2018
Attended ALTA 2018, Dunedin, New Zealand

25 Sep 2018
Moved office to new address!

30 Jul - 30 Nov 2018
Taught ITEC874

29 Oct 2018
Visited University of Stockholm, Sweden

31 Oct - 5 Nov 2018
Attended EMNLP 2018, Brussels, Belgium

25 Oct 2018
Deliver keynote presentation at ICCKE2018, online.

15 - 20 Jul 2018
Attended ACL 2018, Melbourne, Australia.

1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jun 2018
Helped organise OzCLO

19 Feb - 29 Jun 2018
Taught COMP336, COMP348

6 - 8 Dec 2017
Attended ALTA 2017, Brisbane, Australia.

15 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 Visited CSIRO/Data61 at Marsfield, Sydney.

20 - 22 Sep 2017
Attended SEPLN 2017, Murcia, Spain.

17 Sep - 17 Nov 2017
Visited University of Alicante, Spain.

1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Visited CSIRO/Data61 at Marsfield, Sydney.

29 Jul - 7 Aug 2017
Attended ACL 2017, Vancouver, Canada.

1 Jul 2016 - 31 Jun 2017
Helped organise OzCLO

27 Feb - 2 Jul 2017
Taught COMP348, COMP783

[Past Activities]