Machine Learning, Cognitive Modeling, and Natural Language Processing Group (MLCMNLP)

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In the "Machine Learning, Cognitive Modeling, and Natural Language Processing" (MLCMNLP) group, we are looking at bringing cognitive modeling and theoretical linguistics together with corpus-based, machine learning approaches to both traditional and recent natural language processing problems. We cover a variety of activities with a particular emphasis on language resource development and applications of human-collected data, be it annotations or experimental results from psycholinguistic research.

Members of the group:

  • Asad Sayeed (group leader)
  • More or less everyone else in CLASP (faculty, Ph.D. students, postdocs) who is interested in machine learning approaches and human cognitive plausibility; these days this is literally just everyone.

Ph.D. students (of whom Asad is first supervisor)

  • Vidya Somashekarappa
  • Axel Almquist

Ph.D. courses

  • Machine Learning, Cognitive Modeling, and Natural Language Processing (standing project/reading course)
  • It's evaluation's world, we just live in it (to be offered second half of Fall 2020)

International collaborations

  • Devdatt Dubhashi's group at Chalmers
  • Yuval Marton (Bloomberg/University of Washington)
  • Vera Demberg's group at Saarland University
  • . . . and others, we are always seeking out collaboration opportunities.

Funded projects

  • Gothenburg Research Initiative for Politically Emergent Systems (GRIPES) -- Marianne och Marcus Wallenbergstiftelsen, WASP-HS