Natural language processing

The natural language processing group's research interests fall into a broad range of linguistic research topics


Natural Language Processing (NLP) is an interdisciplinary field that uses computational methods:

  • To investigate the properties of written human language and to model the cognitive mechanisms underlying the understanding and production of written language (scientific focus)
  • To develop novel practical applications involving the intelligent processing of written human language by computer (engineering focus).

The Sheffield University NLP research group's interests fall into the broad areas of Information Access, Language Resources and Architectures for NLP, Machine Translation, Detection of Text Reuse and Anomaly, as well as more Foundational Topics such as word sense disambiguation, semantics of time and events.

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