John P. McCrae is a lecturer above-the-bar at NUI Galway, whose work has focused on the intersection of data science and natural language processing. He is one of the leading developers of the OntoLex-Lemon model, which is a W3C vocabulary for the representation of lexical data. He is the coordinator of the Prêt-à-LLOD project, which is focused on making linguistic linked open data ready to use and is funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 program.
In addition, he is a WP leader in the ELEXIS H2020 project, which is aiming to construct a new infrastructure for the creation of dictionaries by means of natural language processing and linked data. Furthermore, he has been awarded an Irish Research Council Consolidator Laureate Award called Cardamom, which is attempting to understand the process of language change and variation through the use of deep learning and word embeddings and thus provide a temporal and geographical model of language change.
In addition, John McCrae will be a PI in two national research centres, namely the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and the ADAPT centre on multilingual content processing. He obtained his PhD in 2009 at the National Institute of Informatics in Tōkyō and was a post-doctoral researcher at the Cognitive Interaction Technology Excellence Cluster in Bielefeld, Germany.