The NLIP group consists of Prof K. Sparck Jones, Dr E.J.
Briscoe, and Dr A.A. Copestake and a number of research assistants and
doctoral students: see the home pages of permanent staff for
information about current and former students and for more details of
personal projects and research.
The group collaborates with other groups within the Computer Lab, such
as the Systems research Group and the Theory and Semantics Group, and
within the University with the of SVR Group, Engineering, Linguistics,
the Research Centre for English Applied Linguistics and with the MRC
Cognitive and Brain Sciences Unit. There are active research
collaborations with researchers at the universities of Edinburgh,
Sheffield, Stanford, and Sussex, and with industrial research
laboratories such as SRI Cambridge, Microsoft Research Ltd Cambridge,
and Sharp Laboratories Oxford.
The group's research projects have included ones on language
processing resources and tools, on logic and formalisms, on front ends
e.g. for database access, and on speech processing. More recent and
current projects, funded under both UK and European Programmes have
involved further development of tools and processors, automatic
summarising, text and spoken message retrieval; natural language
processing for formal specifications; and the acquisition of lexical
knowledge and construction of multilingual lexical knowledge bases.