Natural Language and Speech Processing

    Our research encompasses all aspects of speech and language processing—ranging from the design of fundamental machine learning methods to the design of advanced applications that can extract information from documents, translate between languages, and execute instructions in real-world environments. Two central themes of our research are unsupervised discovery of linguistic structure (from sounds to word meanings to grammars) and the use of language to train and explain computational models across application domains (including computer vision, robotics, and medicine). We aim to simultaneously tackle pressing social problems and develop foundational technologies for enabling humans to interact with computers using the languages they already speak.

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    Latest news in natural language and speech processing

    PhD students interning with the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab look to improve natural language usage.

    Master’s students Irene Terpstra ’23 and Rujul Gandhi ’22 use language to design new integrated circuits and make it understandable to robots.

    Founded in 2019, The EECS Alliance program connects industry leading companies with EECS students for internships, post graduate employment, networking, and collaborations.  In 2023, it has grown to include over 30 organizations that have either joined the Alliance or participate in its flagship program, 6A.

    During the last week of November, MIT hosted symposia and events aimed at examining the implications and possibilities of generative AI.

    This ongoing listing of awards and recognitions won by our faculty is added to all year, beginning in September.

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