The department is currently building up a program in computational linguistics. Current areas of interest include grammar engineering, building computational tools for the documentation of underdescribed languages, and Natural Language Processing in general. UW linguistics students also have opportunities to work with faculty in EE, CS and the Information School on research in machine translation, speech recognition, and biomedical informatics, among others.
- Faculty Profile (May 10, 2021)
- Student News (May 10, 2021)
- Congratulations to Olga Zamaraeva, PhD (March 30, 2021)
- Department welcomes Shane Steinert-Threlkeld to the faculty (April 30, 2019)
- Emily Bender to serve as Chair of the Executive Board of NAACL (January 21, 2016)
- C.m. Downey, Shannon Drizin, Levon Haroutunian, and Shivin Thukral. 2022. Multilingual unsupervised sequence segmentation transfers to extremely low-resource languages. In Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers), pages 5331–5346, Dublin, Ireland. Association for Computational Linguistics.
- C.m. Downey, Fei Xia, Gina-Anne Levow, and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld. 2022. A Masked Segmental Language Model for Unsupervised Natural Language Segmentation. In Proceedings of the 19th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology, pages 39–50, Seattle, Washington. Association for Computational Linguistics