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
Senior Lecturer ICT-6.09 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 ICT-6.13 x41282 home
Multimodal Dialog
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Su Nam Kim
Research Fellow ICT-6.05   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
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Patrick Ye
Research Fellow ICT-6.09   home
Automatic summarisation, text mining
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Lars Yencken
NICTA Research Engineer 193-2.22   home
Biomedical text mining
 
   

Students

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Clint Burfoot
Masters Student ICT-6.05
Unsupervised and semi-supervised information extraction from the web
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Jim Breen
PhD Student ICT-6.05 home
Extraction of neologisms in Japanese corpora
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Richard Fothergill
MS Student ICT-6.05 home
WSD in translation aids for second language learners
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Sumukh Ghodke
Masters 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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Edward Ivanovic
PhD Student ICT-6.05 home
Information extraction, knowledge acquisition, and semantic representation in a dialogue system
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Marco Lui
Honours Student  
Text categorisation and language identification
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Andrew MacKinlay
Masters Student ICT-6.05
Information extraction over diverse domains using deep parsing techniques
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Olivia March
Masters Student ICT-6.05
Multi-document summarisation
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Jeremy Nicholson
PhD Student ICT-6.05 home
Bootstrapping deep lexical acquisition
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Richard Penman
Research Assistant  
Web forum analysis and information retrieval
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Willy Yap
Masters Student ICT-6.05 home
Information extraction toolkit
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Lars Yencken
PhD Student ICT-6.05 home
Enhanced Japanese kanji look-up
 

Past Students and Theses:

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Other Melbourne University staff interested in language technology:

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Publications: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

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 Oct 1 10:23:29 EST 2007