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Foundations of Language Processing

Languages, formal or natural, permeate our intellectual and practical lives. When agents, computer or human, wish to communicate something, they must encode it in some type of language. We study how languages can be processed based on their structure, and how their semantics or meaning can be extracted.

Languages are typically defined by syntactic rules or well-formedness constraints, and their sentences are commonly associated with some type of semantics or meaning. Moreover, language is usually embedded in the context of other information-bearing content. Perhaps the most obvious example is video, where language appears in the form of text (subtitles) and speech, but there is also visual content and there may be metadata embedded in the video.

The research group Foundations of Language Processing studies the theoretical and practical aspects of representing language on computers, and its interconnection with other sources of information. The work of the group spans from the theoretical analysis of formal languages as a theoretical basis for XML and linguistic applications to the study, practical implementation, and application of multimodal media analysis.

Research leader

Suna Bensch
Associate professor
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Henrik Björklund
Associate professor
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Johanna Björklund
Associate professor
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Publications by Foundations of Language Processing.

News

Responsible AI grant
Published: 21 Jul, 2020

The research project Responsible Artificial INtelligence (RAIN) is supported with a SEK 1,500,000 grant.

Unique collaboration on IT and artificial intelligence
Published: 25 Jun, 2020

The initiative Digital Impact North is based on strong growth in AI, autonomous systems and software

Spin-off awarded for industry grade physics in Unreal Engine
Published: 24 Jun, 2020

Algoryx has been awarded for implementation of industry grade physics simulation in Unreal Engine.

Researcher contributes to Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Published: 12 Jun, 2020

Organizing a special session on Data Analytics and Computation Intelligence

Virginia Dignum one of 50 top AI ethics influencers
Published: 31 May, 2020

Virginia Dignum on the French digital web agency IPFC list of top 50 AI Ethics influencers.