Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics
(Advisors: Mark A. Finlayson)

Prof. Mark Finlayson’s work intersects artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, cognitive science, and the digital humanities. His research focuses on the science of narrative (as a language object), including understanding the relationship between narrative, cognition, and culture, developing new computational methods and techniques for investigating questions related to language and narrative, and endowing machines with the ability to understand and use narratives for a variety of applications. Prof. Finlayson seeks highly motivated REUs and RETs to address important problems in this area, including building automatic natural language processing tools for extracting syntax and semantics; building user-facing tools for language corpus annotation, and collecting richly annotated corpora of stories.