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!

We are hiring new faculty! See here the job advertisement.


ACL week has started and I'm happy as a clam!🤩If idioms fascinate you too: stop by poster session 1 tomorrow at 11AM (interpretability session), where I will present work with @iatitov and Chris Lucas on idioms in NMT! Some highlights... 1/9

Congratulations to Dr. @BZhangGo , who just successfully defended his PhD "Towards Efficient Universal Neural Machine Translation"!

With thanks to the examiners, @zngu and @gneubig!

Humans probably don’t decide what to say one word at a time, so why do we model language this way? 🤔

Really excited to share my @aclmeeting paper with @larryniven4 and @mlapata, Hierarchical Sketch Induction for Paraphrase Generation! 👇 #ACL2022

A simple yet effective strategy to improve cross-lingual transfer between closely related language varieties 👀 an #acl2022nlp findings paper with @RicoSennrich.


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