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
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 BioASQ... Read More
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... Read More
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:
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
When Facebook launched its Live video service last year, the social media giant's 1.5 billion global users began living their lives as if they had TV cameras in their back pockets. A team of Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni recently harnessed the power of the Live system to take first place in the 2016 Facebook Global Hackathon... Read More