University of Edinburgh: Informatics: ILCC: Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Informatics
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Research

Summary

Strongly interdisciplinary in nature, the Institute for Language, Cognition and Communication (ILCC) is dedicated to both basic and applied research in the computational study of language, communication, and cognition, in both humans and machines.

As technology focuses increasingly on language-based communication tools, research into the automation of language processing has become vital. ILCC offers you the broadest research scope in the UK, and a strong computational focus.

Our primary areas of research are:
- natural language processing and computational linguistics

- spoken language processing

- dialogue and multimodal interaction

- information extraction, retrieval, and presentation

- computational theories of human cognition

- educational and assistive technology

- visualisation

Much of our research is applied to software development, in areas as diverse as social media, assisted living, gaming and education.

You may find yourself working closely with other departments of the University, particularly the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences.

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