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 csrankings.org. 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!

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📢Adapt-NLP's Call for Papers is up! ☕️

Consider submitting to the Second Workshop on Domain Adaptation for NLP

Submissions due: January 18, 2021
CfP: https://adapt-nlp.github.io/Adapt-NLP-2021/call-for-papers

#NLProc #eacl2021 @eaclmeeting
w/@bd_eyal, Shay Cohen, Ryan McDonald, @roireichart, Guy Rotman,@YftahZ

Huge congratulations to Yanpeng with an honorable mention for best paper award at #emnlp2020! @yanpzhao https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2020.emnlp-main.354/

Neural MT does well at word sense disambiguation, but is this deeper understanding, or are models just learning word co-occurrences? EMNLP paper (by @demelin13 with @iatitov) shows that co-occurence stats can be used to identify examples where MT is more likely to go wrong.

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Official announcement
"With the Natural Language Processing Program, ELLIS now counts 12 Fellow programs"
https://ellis.eu/news/ellis-launches-nlp-fellow-program

directed by Iryna Gurevych @iatitov @andre_t_martins 🎉

https://ellis.eu/programs/natural-language-processing

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