LTI Professor Eric Nyberg central in establishing new partnership
by Byron Spice | Monday, August 20, 2018

Students and faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science are collaborating with the digital media intelligence firm Meltwater to advance the state of the art in artificial intelligence education and research using the company's AI... Read More

by Bryan Burtner | Thursday, May 31, 2018

LTI faculty and students are featured heavily at the 2018 conference of the North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2018). The conference includes 15 papers with at least one LTI author, with 23 members of the LTI community represented in total. Additionally, two LTI faculty members – assistant professors Graham Neubig and Yulia Tsvetkov – will be leading tutorials at the conference.

NAACL HLT, now in its 16th year, is one of the world’s premier conferences in the fields of computation linguistics and... Read More

The dataset includes over 170,000 unique dialogs
by Bryan Burtner | Tuesday, May 8, 2018

In March, 2005, a team of LTI researchers launched a spoken dialog system aimed at providing after-hours information to users of the Allegheny County public transit system. 13 years later, the system has handled over 200,000 calls, producing data that’s been used in over 22 doctoral theses and more than 250 publications outside the CMU community. And now, that data is publicly available to researchers everywhere in hopes of continuing to advance the state of the art in this ever-evolving field.

The NSF-funded “Let’s Go!” project, brainchild of LTI faculty members Maxine Eskenazi and... Read More

by Byron Spice | Monday, February 26, 2018

Language Technologies Institute Assistant Professor Louis-Philippe Morency received a three-year Finmeccanica Career Development Professorship in Computer Science during a Feb. 19 ceremony.

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CMU Team Will Receive $250,000 To Develop Socialbot
by Byron Spice | Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Amazon has selected a Carnegie Mellon University team as one of eight worldwide to compete for its Alexa Prize by developing a socialbot to converse coherently and engagingly with... Read More

The winning team includes the LTI's Prof. Roni Rosenfeld
by Byron Spice | Monday, September 25, 2017

For the third year in a row, Carnegie Mellon University's forecasts of national influenza activity have proven to be the most accurate among all forecasting systems evaluated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CMU's ... Read More

by Bryan Burtner | Tuesday, June 6, 2017

For the third year in a row, students from the Language Technologies Institute were honored as among the best in the BioASQ Biomedical Semantic Question Answering Challenge (BioASQ 2017).

Khyathi Chandu, Aakanksha Naik, and Aditya Chandrasekar, all Master of Language Technology students enrolled in the Question Answering course during the spring semester, picked up on the work of previous LTI teams to compete in the competition, extending the codebase with the goal of improving performance on “ideal answer” (summarization) questions.

The... Read More

by Bryan Burtner | Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A student in the LTI’s Master of Language Technologes program was recently honored with the Outstanding Paper Award at the 2017 Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2017). Adhiguna Kuncoro’s paper “What Do Recurrent Neural Network Grammars Learn About Syntax?” was one of just three out of the 119 accepted long papers to receive the honor at EACL 2017, one of the most prestigious conferences on natural language processing worldwide.

“We are very excited to win this award... Read More

by Bryan Burtner | Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Six papers from LTI faculty and students will be featured at the 2017 conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2017). The conference, one of the most important in the field of Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics, will bring together scholars from around the world to present and discuss research on all aspects of automated natural language processing. The following papers from LTI researchers were selected for the conference:

Long Papers:
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Friday, February 3, 2017

The 2017 Annual Jelinek Memorial Workshop on Speech and Language Technology will be held at Carnegie Mellon University Language Technologies Institute in Pittsburgh, PA.

A continuation of the Johns Hopkins University CLSP summer workshop series from 1995-2016, JSALT brings notable researchers and students together to collaborate on selected research topics for six weeks, following a special two-week undergraduate education session. The Workshop is named after the late ... Read More