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    Jo Walsh, Project Manager, EDINA
    Service Manager for the JISC supported Unlock gazetteer and geoparsing service hosted at EDINA.
    Geospatial semantic web research including a published book. Previously founding director of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and current director of Open Knowledge Foundation. Member of the devCSI Developer Focus advisory group.

    EDINA Software Developer Hive Mind
    Chalice is one of the guinea-pig projects for EDINA’s new “Rapid Application Development Team”, which operates as a kind of hive mind, churning out useful applications, as well as tests and documentation. The members of the hive mind are sometimes individually known as – Ross Drew, Johnny Hay, Murray King, Lasma Sietinsone and Joe Vernon.

    Claire Grover, Senior Researcher, Language Technology Group
    Claire Grover is a Senior Research Fellow in the Edinburgh Language Technology Group (LTG). Dr Grover has more than twenty years experience of research in linguistic text processing. Recently she has been central to the development of linguistic processing applications of the LTG’s LT-XML2 and LT-TTT2 framework, most particularly in shallow text processing, including tokenisation, chunking, information extraction and text summarisation. Dr Grover is joint manager of the text mining activities of the LTG, with particular focus on information extraction technology. She has been principal investigator and site coordinator for a wide range of projects including CROSSMARC, TXM, GeoDigRef and SYNC3.

    Kate Byrne, Research Fellow, Language Technology Group

    Kate Byrne has around twenty years experience in the IT industry, including over ten years as an IT manager in various cultural archive organisations. She has been part of the LTG since completing an MSc in 2003 and her PhD research dealt with combining structured relational database material with domain thesauri and content extracted from text to produce RDF graphs. Dr Byrne has been a member of the W3C RDB2RDF incubator group. She has worked as a research associate on a number of LTG research projects in recent years, including SEER, M-PIRO, EASIE, GeoDigRef and SYNC3.

    Richard Tobin, Research Fellow, Language Technology Group
    Richard Tobin has been involved in researching and building software for NLP since the mid-90s and is the author of the RXP XML parser and LTG’s LT-XML2 software which provides the architecture for the group’s text mining systems and the framework for building NLP components. He is one of the main authors of the Edinburgh Geoparser and is the sole author of georesolution component. He is a member of the W3C XML Core and XML Processing Model working groups and editor of several W3C standards. He was co-PI of the ITI-funded TXM assisted curation project, 2005-2008.

    Stuart Dunn,
    Research Fellow, Centre for e-Research at King’s College London

    Stuart Dunn, with other CeRch colleagues, runs the Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC). At AHeSSC, he is responsible for liaising with and supporting the projects funded under the AHRC-JISC-EPSRC e-Science Initiative, and conducting research on their wider contributions to ‘arts and humanities e-science’. Stuart ‘s research interests include e-publishing, e-science tools and methods in archaeology, the application of digital technologies such as motion capture to cultural heritage reconstruction, the theory and practice of digital reconstruction of cultural artefacts and sites, and the application and practice of digital editing of epigraphic texts and gnomologia in virtual research environments. He has published in all these areas. He sits on the JISC Geospatial Data Working Group, is an investigator of the AHRC’s ‘Motion in Place Platform’ project, and (in 2010) was responsible for compiling the use cases for JISC’s TEXTvre project (http://www.textvre.cerch.kcl.ac.uk)

    Lorna Hughes,
    Senior Manager, Centre for e-Research, KCL

    Lorna Hughes is part of the CeRCH senior Management Team. Her responsibilities include contributing to the overall strategic development of CeRCH, with a particular focus on the research and teaching agenda of the e-Research methods division of CeRCH. She is also responsible for the management of several national initiatives based at CeRCH: AHeSSC, ICTGuides, and arts-humanities.net. She is also co-ordinating the development of a national Network of Expert Centres in the Digital Arts and Humanities.

    Paul Ell, Director, CDDA
    Paul S Ell is the founding Director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis. His research is interdisciplinary reflecting undergraduate and postgraduate training. Current foci are Humanities Geographical Information Systems, e-Science and Grid Technologies in the Humanities, the development of e-resources and their use, and the historical geography of Britain and Ireland. Ell takes overall responsibility of the conduct of the Belfast team working on CHALICE. He has established strong links with the Nottingham based English Place-Names Survey and has been working with them for a number of years on application of their data in interlinking e-resources.

    Elaine Yeates
    Office Project Manager, CDDA

    Elaine has worked at Queen’s University for almost 20-years and for the last seven has been responsible for day-to-day oversight of all CDDA projects. She has considerable experience of managing multiple-projects simultaneously and steering them to a successful conclusion. She will be responsible for daily oversight of the CDDA-based elements of the proposal.

    Karleigh Kelso
    Data Support Officer, CDDA

    Karleigh Kelso provides clerical support at CDDA. She will be responsible for manual restructuring of the EPNS text and the manual application of tags. She has worked extensively on CDDA’s large e-resource creation projects providing manual support to automated scanning and text extraction processes.

    David Hardy, Senior Technical Officer, CDDA
    David Hardy is one of CDDA’s Senior Technical Officers. He has successfully been deployed on a number of recent JISC-funded projects including the £620,000 Digital Library of Core Resources on Ireland work with JSTOR and Historical Hansards project. He has expertise in the automated tagging of complex text and automatically enhancing the accuracy of machine-readable text through the correction of recurrent errors. He also provides technical support to CDDA in terms of both hardware and software. He will be responsible for providing the CDDA technical infrastructure for the CHALICE work and implementing workflows.