Over the coming nine months I hope to achieve all of the following goals:
- Finish off some experiments using machine learning to rank substitutions in different contexts.
- Write up and submit this work to the main track at ACL-IJCNLP 2015.
- Design and implement an experiment looking at the effects of simplification for people with aphasia.
- Compose my thesis.
- Find a job.
All in all, I think that this is manageable. I would really like to go to ACL this year, but my fate will be left to the hands of the reviewers. I haven't formally started writing my thesis yet, but I do have lots of material written up, so I intend to start with this and work from that point. The aphasia experiments will be interesting, but I'll write more about them at a later point. Lots to do, so best get started.