Cornell NLP

The Cornell Natural Language Processing Group is a diverse team of researchers interested in computational models of human language and machine learning. We apply a computational lens to a broad set of projects in the areas of linguistic analysis, natural language understanding systems, social science, and humanities. We are a cross-campus group located both in Ithaca and the new Tech campus in NYC. The group includes members from the departments of Computer Science, Information Science, and Linguistics.

A small sampling of problems we are interested in are (in alphabetical order): argumentation mining, grounded language learning, information and opinion extraction, lexicon and grammar induction, paraphrase acquisition, situated language understanding, syntactic parsing, question-answering, semantic parsing, sentiment analysis, similarity-based methods, and text summarization.

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Justine Zhang won a Microsoft PhD Fellowship. Her research on modeling complex conversational dynamics was highlighted as "bringing insight to how conversations shape everything from political outcomes to community identities." [February 2018]

Lillian Lee named a 2017 ACL Fellow for "significant wide-ranging contributions to the rigorous analysis of human social communication and for advancing the field of computational social science" [December 2017]

Alane Suhr awarded an Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) Key Scientific Challenge award [December 2017]

The AI2 NLP Highlights podcast interviews Alane Suhr about the Cornell Natural Language for Visual Reasoning corpus [October 2017]

New York Times' Upshot column covers "brilliant" work on biased language in tennis interviews by Liye Fu, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, and Lillian Lee [September 2017]

Alane Suhr, Mike Lewis (Facebook), James Yeh, and Yoav Artzi win Best Resource Paper Award at ACL 2017 [August 2017]

The ACL Exec extends Lillian Lee's term as co-Editor-in-Chief of TACL through 2019 [August 2017]

Chenhao Tan on NPR's Planet Money for his ChangeMyView subreddit study with Vlad Niculae, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, and Lillian Lee [July 2017]

Alane Suhr, Mike Lewis (Facebook), James Yeh, and Yoav Artzi win Outstanding Short Paper Award at ACL 2017 [June 2017]