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==Computational Linguistics and Information Processing at Maryland==
 
==Computational Linguistics and Information Processing at Maryland==
  
The CLIP laboratory at Maryland is engaged in designing algorithms and building systems which allow computers to effectively and efficiently perform human language-related tasks. The lab is a part of the <span class="plainlinks">'''[http://umiacs.umd.edu/ University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)]'''</span>, and is composed of faculty, researchers, and students spanning multiple departments, including the <span class="plainlinks">'''[http://www.cs.umd.edu/ Department of Computer Science]'''</span>,<span class="plainlinks"> '''[http://www.ling.umd.edu/ Department of Linguistics]'''</span>, <span class="plainlinks">'''[http://ischool.umd.edu/ the iSchool]'''</span>, and the <span class="plainlinks">'''[http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ Robert H. Smith School of Business]'''</span>.  
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The CLIP Laboratory at Maryland is engaged in designing algorithms and methods that allow computers to effectively and efficiently perform human language-related tasks, as well as using computational methods to improve our scientific understanding of the human capacity for language, and to explore heterogeneous datasets at scale. With faculty, researchers, and students spanning  
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the '''[http://www.cs.umd.edu/ Department of Computer Science]''', the '''[http://www.ling.umd.edu/ Department of Linguistics]''',
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the '''[http://ischool.umd.edu/ iSchool]''', and
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the '''[http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ Robert H. Smith School of Business]''',
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we are a group known not only for high quality research but also intellectual diversity and the strength of our collaborations.  
  
The group’s research covers most of the major areas of language research, including but not limited to speech recognition, handwriting and optical character recognition, multilingual text processing such as machine translation, and language data exploitation applications including document summarization, sense-making across structured data such as ontologies and thesauri, information retrieval, ranking and personalization, and sentiment analysis.
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We are part of the broader <span class="plainlinks">[http://languagescience.umd.edu/ language science]</span> center at Maryland, which integrates social and biological sciences with computer science and engineering. A number of language researchers in the CLIP lab are also affiliated with the
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<span class="plainlinks">'''[https://nacs.umd.edu/ Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) program]'''</span>.  The lab is a part of the <span class="plainlinks">'''[http://umiacs.umd.edu/ University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)]'''</span>, and it is
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located in the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering.  
  
Natural language research focuses on several areas of broadscale multilingual processing, e.g., [[Research#Machine_Translation|machine translation]], [[Research#Summarization|summarization]], scalable translingual document detection, and cross-language information retrieval.  
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CLIP research covers major areas of computational research on language, including (but not limited to!)
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deep learning,
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human-in-the-loop machine learning,
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multilingual text processing and low-resource languages,  
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[[Research#Machine_Translation|machine translation]], and
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computational psycholinguistics.
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We also study
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speech retrieval and
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cross-language information retrieval.
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Additional challenges include
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ranking and personalization,
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[[Research#Computational_Social_Science|computational social science]]
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NLP for mental health,
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data science for finance,
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data science for social good and e-discovery.
  
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For further information about the CLIP Laboratory, feel free to contact its current director, '''[http://umiacs.umd.edu/~nhf/ Prof. Naomi Feldman]'''.
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Research in machine learning focuses on latent variable models of language, approximate inference, and how to make probabilistic models understandable to users.
 
Research in machine learning focuses on latent variable models of language, approximate inference, and how to make probabilistic models understandable to users.
  
 
Data management research focuses on architectures for wide area computation with heterogeneous information servers, pattern  discovery from the annotated hyperlinked Web of life science resources, personalization and ranking and recommendation for social media, and event detection and monitoring.
 
Data management research focuses on architectures for wide area computation with heterogeneous information servers, pattern  discovery from the annotated hyperlinked Web of life science resources, personalization and ranking and recommendation for social media, and event detection and monitoring.
 
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Several language researchers in the CLIP lab are also affiliated with the <span class="plainlinks">'''[http://lamp.cfar.umd.edu/media.htm Language and Media Processing (LAMP) Laboratory]'''</span>.
 
 
 
If you're interested in learning more, check out our <span class="plainlinks"> '''[http://clipsrv01.umiacs.umd.edu/wiki_pubs/ClipMedia.php publications]'''</span>, or consider one of our [[Teaching|courses]]
 

Latest revision as of 01:39, 1 October 2019

Computational Linguistics and Information Processing at Maryland

The CLIP Laboratory at Maryland is engaged in designing algorithms and methods that allow computers to effectively and efficiently perform human language-related tasks, as well as using computational methods to improve our scientific understanding of the human capacity for language, and to explore heterogeneous datasets at scale. With faculty, researchers, and students spanning the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Linguistics, the iSchool, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business, we are a group known not only for high quality research but also intellectual diversity and the strength of our collaborations.

We are part of the broader language science center at Maryland, which integrates social and biological sciences with computer science and engineering. A number of language researchers in the CLIP lab are also affiliated with the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) program. The lab is a part of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), and it is located in the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering.

CLIP research covers major areas of computational research on language, including (but not limited to!) deep learning, human-in-the-loop machine learning, multilingual text processing and low-resource languages, machine translation, and computational psycholinguistics. We also study speech retrieval and cross-language information retrieval. Additional challenges include ranking and personalization, computational social science NLP for mental health, data science for finance, data science for social good and e-discovery.

For further information about the CLIP Laboratory, feel free to contact its current director, Prof. Naomi Feldman.