Graeme Hirst

Professor of Computational Linguistics

University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science

•• I will not be taking any new graduate students in 2020–22, so please don't bother asking.

E-Mail: The two initials of my name at (New correspondents should include the word donkey in the subject line to ensure that they bypass spam filtering.)

Mail and courier address: Graeme Hirst, Department of Computer Science, 40 St George Street, Room 4283, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2E4.

Office landline: +1 416-978-8747. Skype: GraemeHirst

St George campus office: Room 283, D.L. Pratt Bldg, 6 King's College Road. (This is building PT on the campus map.)

Automatic classification of cause of death from verbal autopsies

About me

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My research is in computational linguistics and natural language processing, with applications in health and medicine, in the social sciences, and in the humantites. Ive supervised more than 70 theses and dissertations. Im the editor of the Synthesis series of books on Human Language Technologies. Ive received two awards for excellence in teaching and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association for Artificial Intelligence. I was Chair of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics for 2004–05 and Treasurer of the Association for 2008–17.  I became a Fellow of the association in 2019.  Longer bio.

Last revised 2019-12-31 19:15 (UTC–5).  Comments and corrections to Graeme Hirst at the two initials of his name at  Ancora imparo.

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Courses   (Note:  I’m on leave from teaching, 2019–21)

CSC D03 — Social Impact of Information Technology

Understanding argument structure and political arguments

Detecting Alzheimer’s disease in patients’ language

More research projects

CSC 2528 — Advanced Computational Linguistics