The Natural Language Processing Lab

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Welcome to The NLP Lab Pages

The Natural Language Processing Lab (NLP-Lab) is focused on theoretical work and implementations of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions using hybrid approaches, empiricist, neural, probabilistic, and knowledge-driven, with a particular interest in neuro-symbolic modeling. We are also interested in [Quantum NLP]]( and NLP combined with Machine Learning (ML) solutions for computer vision and multi-modal information processing.

The NLP-Lab is located at Indiana University at Bloomington. While it is mainly a local group of students and researchers with a strong interest in NLP and AI here in Indiana, it has ties to colleagues all across the country.

For the rest of the year 2024 we meet in person every week in Luddy Hall BCIF 0002, every Wednesday 5:00-6:30 PM. (See Teams and email announcements for more details.)

The Quantum NLP Study Group meetings are in Luddy Hall BLIF 0002 every Thursday 5:00-6:30 PM.

Please contact Damir Cavar if you are interested in joining the NLP-Lab meetings. The meetings are in person, and only exceptionally Teams-based online participants can join.


Research Foci

During the 2024 academic year, the focus is on:

In all these projects, we work on hands-on implementation of technologies, utilizing programming languages like Python and Rust, and graph or RDF libraries, as well as common graph-database systems like Apache Jena, Fluree, oxigraph, AllegroGraph, GraphDB, or Neo4j.

See for example:

If you are interested in joining our Rust tutorials with a focus on using Rust for NLP and AI or in Robotics environments (with the [Robot Operating System] (ROS)), please get in touch!

Previous projects foci:


Dr. Damir Cavar Muhammad S. Abdo
Andrew Davis Dhananjay Srivastava
Billy Dickson Vance Holthenrichs
Soyoung Kim Dr. Zoran Tiganj
Khai Anthony Willard Calvin Josenhans
Yuchen Yang John MacIntosh Phillips
Luis Abrego Ian Devine
Anshul Kumar Mangalapalli Tanmayi Balla
Koushik Reddy Parukola  

Former Team Members

Aarnav Dr. Ali Abdulaziz Aljubailan
Aravind Dendukuri Shreeja Deshpanbe
Dr. Ludovic Mompelat Harshwardhan Raghunath Patil
Gordon Elliot Lichtstein Shane Alan Sparks
Oren Baldinger Abhishek Babuji
Rohit Bapat Aarushi Bisht
Rushabh Dharia Josephine Douglas
Boli Fang Matthew Fort
Maanvitha Gongalla Peace Han
Murali Kishore Varma Kammili Anurag Kumar
Shujun Liu Dr. Anthony Meyer
Umang Mehta Shreejith Panicker
Chaitanya Patil Dr. Falcon Dario Restrepo Ramos
Animesh Sagar Gopal Seshadri
Jagpreet Singh Chawla Surya Prateek Soni
Ashutosh Tiwari Dr. Yuna Won
Kimball Wu Yiwen Zhang

Here is our Event Calendar with all meeting times.