Computational Linguistics and Information Processing at Maryland
The CLIP laboratory at Maryland is interested 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 University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), and is composed of faculty, researchers, and students spanning multiple departments, including the Department of Computer Science, Department of Linguistics, iSchool, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
CLIP consists of two main entities: The Natural Language Group and the Database Group. The natural language group focuses on several areas of broadscale multilingual processing, e.g., machine translation, summarization, scalable translingual document detection, and cross-language information retrieval. The database group focuses on architectures for wide area computation with heterogeneous information servers, e.g., scientific discovery from biomolecular data sources. Several language researchers in the CLIP lab are also affiliated with the Language and Media Processing (LAMP) Laboratory.