Dr David Milward is the Chief Technology Officer of Linguamatics and has 20 years experience of product development, consultancy and research in natural language processing. He is a co-founder of Linguamatics, and designed the I2E text mining system which uses a novel interactive approach to information extraction. He has been involved in applying text mining to applications in the life sciences for the last ten years, initially at SRI International. David has a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, and was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. He has published in the areas of information extraction, spoken dialogue, parsing, syntax and semantics.