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Diego Mollá Aliod

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Diego Mollá Aliod

Email:   diego.molla-aliod at

Address: Macquarie University
         Division of Information and Communication Sciences
         Computing Department
         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 E6A331

Other times by appointment

What I'm doing Now

19 Feb - 29 Jun 2018 Teaching COMP336, COMP348

1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jun 2018 Helping organise OzCLO

1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018 Executive member of ALTA

5 Nov 2012 - now Advisory board member of BioASQ


30 Jul - 30 Nov 2018 Teach ITEC874

Recent Activities

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 Teaching COMP348, COMP783

12-20 April 2017 Annual Leave

[Past Activities]