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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
         School of Computing
         4 Research Park Drive
         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

Please send an email to diego.molla-aliod at to make an appointment.

What I'm doing Now

1 Aug 2021 - 15 Jan 2022
Organise the 2021 ALTA shared task

1 Jul 2021 - 31 Jun 2022
Helping organise OzCLO

1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022
Executive member of ALTA

5 Nov 2012 - now
Advisory board member of BioASQ


Attend ALTA 2021 (virtual)

Recent Activities

7-11 Nov 2021
Attended EMNLP 2021 (virtual)

21-24 Sep 2021
Attended CLEF 2021 and BioASQ 2021 (virtual)

14-15 Jan 2021
Attended ALTA 2020 (virtual)

22-25 Sep 2020
Attended CLEF 2020 and BioASQ 2020 (virtual)

1 Aug 2020 - 15 Jan 2021
Organise the 2020 ALTA shared task

5-10 Jul 2020
Attended ACL 2020 (virtual)

1 Jul 2020 - 31 Jun 2021
Helped organise OzCLO

1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jun 2020
Helped organise OzCLO

1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020
Executive member of ALTA

[Past Activities]