Assistant Professor of Biomedical Semantics

University of Birmingham


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Dr Karin Slater

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Dr. Slater serves as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Semantics. She is deeply passionate about exploring semantic techniques to create and analyse functionally linked data. Her ultimate aim is to derive actionable insights that produce real-world impacts across a variety of scientific disciplines.

Dr. Slater teaches on both the MSc Health Data Science and MSc Bioinformatics courses at the University of Birmingham.

Research Interests:

Ontology and ontology accessories
Functionally linked data
Semantic methods and analysis
Machine learning (ML)
Natural language processing (NLP)
Knowledge graphs

Current Projects:
Exploring multi-contextual representations of biomedical entities
Semantic solutions for chemical risk assessment and environmental health
Multi-modal information extraction and analysis for clinical applications
Exploring scientific knowledge provenance

Note: Also credited in publications as LT Slater


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Mrs Victoria Cooper

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Herefordshire General Practice

Mr Glen Howard

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