The Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Edinburgh (EdinburghNLP) is a group of faculty, postdocs, and PhD students working on algorithms that make it possible for computers to understand and produce human language. We do research in all core areas of natural language processing, including morphology, parsing, semantics, discourse, language generation, and machine translation. EdinburghNLP also has a strong track record of work at the interface of NLP with other areas, including speech technology, machine learning, computer vision, cognitive modeling, social media, information retrieval, robotics, bioinformatics, and educational technology.

With 11 core faculty members, EdinburghNLP is one of the largest NLP group in the world. It is also ranked as the most productive group in the area, according to Our achievements include the award-winning neural machine translation system Nematus and the high-performance language modeling toolkit KenLM. EdinbughNLP faculty have a strong record of getting high-profile grants, and have so far won a total of five European Research Council (ERC) grants.

We are looking for new PhD students! Join us. Also, please check out the new UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing!


🎈 The wait is over! 🎈

The Jon Oberlander Memorial lecture is today, delivered by Professor Mari Ostendorf. The lecture starts at 16:00 in room G.07, and will be followed by a drinks reception in the atrium 🍷🥂🍺

#nlphighlights 98: @lena_voita tells us about the relative importance of attention heads in multi-headed attention and evolution of token representations in transformers. @waleed_ammar and I had fun chatting with Lena for this episode.

The Jon Oberlander Memorial Lecture will take place next Thurs 12 Dec, in collaboration with @Edin_CDT_NLP and delivered by Prof Mari Ostendorf from @UW

Find out more and register for your free ticket using this link - you have until Friday... 👉

New pairs next year are English-Tamil and English-Japanese. The en-zh, en-de and en-ru tasks will be back. Expect more language pairs, including one very low resource ... #wmt20

Get ready for our 4th workshop on Open-Source Arabic Corpora and Processing Tools (OSACT4) that has been accepted at @LREC2020, co-organised with @hend_alkhalifa, @kareem2darwish, @tamer_elsayed, & @Hamdy_Mubarak.

Details to be announced soon! Stay tuned🙂


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