Research Group Information

The Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Group (CLIP) at the University at Albany, State University of New York was established in January 2006 as part of the burgeoning College of Computing and Information, and serves as a cutting edge research group, advancing all aspects of computational linguistics.

To contribute to the computational linguistics community by encouraging innovation, enhanced research, and development of technology products and services, and to freely disseminate findings and results to the international community of scholars, practitioners, and students.

Computational linguistics, as defined on Wikipedia, is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the statistical and logical modeling of natural language from a computational perspective. This modeling is not limited to any particular field of linguistics. Computational linguistics was formerly usually done by computer scientists who had specialized in the application of computers to the processing of a natural language. Recent research has shown that language is much more complex than previously thought, so computational linguistics work teams are now sometimes interdisciplinary, including linguists (specifically trained in linguistics). Computational linguistics draws upon the involvement of linguists, computer scientists, experts in artificial intelligence, cognitive psychologists and logicians, amongst others.