Kathleen Fraser

Roles and responsibilities

I am a Research Officer in the Text Analytics group. I work on a variety of projects with collaborators within NRC as well as at Canadian and international institutions, focusing on using computer algorithms to analyze and understand language. 

Current research and/or projects

Current areas of interest include: 

  • NLP and social science, particularly linguistic expressions of bias and stereotyping
  • Automated detection of hate speech and other forms abusive language
  • Ethical issues in AI and NLP, such as explainability and fairness
  • Multimodal analysis of language and eye movements
  • Automated detection and monitoring of cognitive decline from language
  • AI applications to improve accessibility of higher education
  • Text to image models and computational creativity

Research and/or project statements

I am broadly interested in applications of natural language processing for social good, through inter-disciplinary collaborations with experts in healthcare, psychology, education, and social science. 


  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Toronto, 2016
  • M.Sc. Computer Science, Dalhousie University, 2011
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics, St. Francis Xavier University, 2007


Adjunct Research Professor, School of Computer Science, Carleton University 

Kathleen Fraser

Kathleen Fraser

Associate Research Officer
Digital Technologies
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Telephone: 613-993-0603

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Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Machine Learning, Natural language processing, Text Analytics, Text Processing, Computer science, Computational linguistics, Data Science, Data and Text Mining