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.


The 6th #RepL4NLP is on - join us!

For my talk, you can look through its blog version to decide whether you want to listen to me at all, or if you prefer a blog post to a video 🙂

#ACL2021NLP #NLProc


We are looking forward to #RepL4NLP tomorrow, Thu Aug 5! We have 3 poster sessions and exciting invited talks! The talk recordings are / will be available at: We will also live stream each talk followed by live Q&A sessions.

(1/2) In 30 minutes (10.20 UTC) Henry Conklin and @bailin_28 will discuss how to modify training objectives to encourage compositional generalization, joint work with @kennysmithed #ACL2021NLP

⭐️ Congrats to Zoubin Ghahramani, Samuel Kaski, Mirella Lapata, Philip Torr & Michael Wooldridge, our new Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellows!

We're backing the #TuringAIFellows with £18m to conduct ground-breaking work on AI’s biggest challenges.

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