Professor John Barnden

Prof John Barnden

School of Computer Science
Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence

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School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

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Professor John Barnden's-personal webpage


My research is mainly within (1) theory concerning, and the processing of, figurative language, mainly metaphor, metonymy, irony and hyperbole, and (2) the nature of consciousness, whether in human beings, other natural creatures, or artefacts (computational systems, etc.).

In all my work I am concerned about how human beings do things as well as how to get artefacts to do them.

Please see my personal webpage for more information and for my publications, especially for work that I have done since my retirement in 2016.