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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The School of Informatics at Edinburgh @InfAtEd is hiring a chair (full professor) in design informatics. The postholder will also be co-director of @DesignInf. Applications are open until 4 March. https://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/news-events/stories/2020/informatics-searching-for-new-chair-design-inf

Participate in the translation efficiency task https://sites.google.com/view/wngt20/efficiency-task choose your own adventure to save disk, RAM, CPU, or GPU. WMT19 en-de task. To make things more welcoming, Microsoft is turning into a baseline instead of a participant.

Tomorrow the @UoE_EFI 'Futures in Progress' series returns to DHT 👏👏

Guest speakers Dr. Beatrice Alex and Dr. Nayha Sethi will discuss text mining of historical documents and regulatory approaches to data-driven innovation

Book your free ticket through EventBrite today🎟️🎫 https://twitter.com/UoE_EFI/status/1229445141263474690

Edinburgh Futures Institute@UoE_EFI

Tickets are still available for our Futures in Progress seminar on Wednesday with guest speakers Dr. Beatrice Alex and Dr Nayha Sethi. Don't miss you chance to see these two exceptional speakers! #EFIevents http://edin.ac/31v0ljO

Hiring 5 machine translation researchers for both pre-PhD and post-PhD positions: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=051331 Work with @alexandrabirch1 or me.

Happy to receive Facebook PhD Fellowship!

I feel extremely lucky to be supervised by @iatitov and @RicoSennrich, who always support me, and to be part of such great groups as @AmsterdamNLP
and @EdinburghNLP
https://research.fb.com/blog/2020/01/announcing-the-recipients-of-the-2020-facebook-fellowship-awards/

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