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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