Antonio Pareja-Lora got a PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in 2012.
He is a Lecturer at the DSCIC, Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación (Computer Systems and Computation Department), of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). His research interests focus on natural language processing, linguistic and/or ontological annotation and the ontological representation of linguistic phenomena, data categories and relations. Within this area, he has collaborated in several European and national projects with the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) for more than eight years.
More recently, he has become a member of ATLAS as well as of the ILSA (Implementation of Language-Driven Software and Applications) research group from UCM.
Dr. Pareja-Lora is an expert of the ISO/TC 37 Committee (standardisation of terminology, language resources and linguistic annotations), being also the Secretary of AENOR's CTN 191 (the national body committee corresponding to ISO/TC 37). He is also one of the officers of ACL SIGANN (Special Interest Group for Annotation of the Association for Computational Linguistics).
He has published extensively in international conferences and journals, as well as in several collected works. He has also been reviewer for several international reputed conferences, such as IJCNLP, TKE or LREC. In addition, he also has experience in organizing panels and workshops, such as the Pragmatic Annotation panel at IPrA 2011 (Manchester) or the Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW) series.
His most recent research is summarised in the book "Providing Linked Linguistic and Semantic Web Annotations - The OntoTag Hybrid Annotation Model", which he has authored.