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Bob Clapperton

Robert Clapperton

Associate Professor
OfficeRCC 370-C
Phone(416) 979-5000 ext 545032

Robert Clapperton is an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Communications at Toronto Metropolitan University. Robert earned his PhD in English Language and Literature with a Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Science at the University of Waterloo. He specializes in computational linguistics, rhetoric, critical discourse analysis with an emphasis on the critical study of artificial intelligence and natural language understanding in several fields including education, politics, commercial, and social enterprise. Robert’s teaching focuses on the digital enterprise and communication research methods.

Robert has developed a natural language understanding experiential learning platform for teaching and practicing communication, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence. The platform is currently used by universities, corporations, and professional associations across North America.

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Rhetoric
  • Critical Discourse Analysis (specifically Discourse Theory)