University of Melbourne Language Technology Group

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010, Australia


Most human knowledge, and most human communication, are represented and expressed using language, both in written and spoken forms. Language technologies permit computers to process human language, providing more natural human-machine interfaces, and more sophisticated access to stored information. Language technologies will play a central role in the multilingual information society of the future.

The language technology group is conducting research in statistical language modelling, language understanding, knowledge discovery, linguistic annotation, high performance computing, and digital language archiving.

Regular Local Activities: The LT Group has a regular seminar series, group lunch, a reading group and a writing group.

Student projects

FOKS Demo

JLPT 3/4 Kanji Tester Demo (hone your Japanese reading and writing skills online)

Forthcoming Seminars: Upcoming LT Seminars can be viewed via Google Calendar. Subscribe to the lt-seminars mailing list.


Staff

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Tim Baldwin
Associate Professor ICT-6.08 x41363 home
Lexical acquisition, information extraction, web mining and computational lexical semantics.
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Steven Bird
Associate Professor ICT-6.07 x41361 home
Formal and computational models for linguistic annotation, analysis and documentation.
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Lawrence Cavedon
NICTA Senior Research Fellow 193-2.22   home
Multimodal Dialog
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Paul Cook
McKenzie Research Fellow ICT-6.11  
Computational lexical semantics, multiword expressions
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Rebecca Dridan
Research Fellow ICT-6.09   home
Deep linguistic processing
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Su Nam Kim
Research Fellow ICT-6.09   home
Language identification and web mining
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David Martinez
NICTA Research Fellow 193-2.22 x41406 home
text mining, information extraction, biomedical text processing

Students

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Clint Burford
PhD Student ICT-6.04 home
Collective document classification
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Jim Breen
PhD Student ICT-6.05 home
Extraction of neologisms in Japanese corpora
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Richard Fothergill
PhD Student ICT-6.05  
WSD in translation aids for second language learners
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Sumukh Ghodke
PhD Student ICT-6.05
Querying Databases of Hierarchical Time-Series Annotations
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Karl Grieser
PhD Student ICT-6.05
Imparting Narrative on Sequences of Physical Objects with Sparse Data
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Bo Han
MPhil Student ICT-6.05 home
Real-time event detection
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Florian Hanke
MPhil Student ICT-6.05
 
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Jey Han Lau
PhD Student ICT-6.05
Topic modelling
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Marco Lui
PhD Student ICT-6.05
Text categorisation and language identification
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Andrew MacKinlay
PhD Student ICT-6.05 home
Information extraction over diverse domains using deep parsing techniques
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Jeremy Nicholson
PhD Student ICT-6.05 home
Bootstrapping deep lexical acquisition
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Luke Parkinson
MSc(CS) Student ICT-2.19
POS tagging Japanese Twitter
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Li Wang
PhD Student ICT-6.05 home
Web forum analysis
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Willy Yap
PhD Student ICT-6.05 home
Relation extraction

Publications

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Past Students and Theses:

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Research Funding:

Other Melbourne University staff interested in language technology:

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Some recent international visitors to the department who work in language technology:

Summer Interns


Useful Links


University of Melbourne Subjects Relevant to Language Technology

The following subjects include content that is closely related to language technology, or that is good preparation for language technology research.


Last modified: Mon Aug 29 21:54:21 EST 2011