Computational Semantics Lab

The Computational Semantics Laboratory works on research projects involving semantics -- the study of meaning -- at the intersection of linguistics and computer science. A unifying theme in the lab's research is an emphasis on the role of context in determining meaning. The lab has particular interest in theoretical models of communication, language, dialogue, computation, and inference which take into account the context in which these activities are occurring.
The lab is also interested in applying research results to practical applications and real-world problems. Current or recent projects have been in the areas of information retrieval, natural language processing, dialogue systems, intelligent tutoring systems, machine translation, programming languages, and cooperating software agents.
Stanley Peters is the Principal Investigator.

Current or recent software from various projects is available.


Peters, Stanley

Stanley Peters is Director Emeritus of the Center for the Study of Language and Information and a Professor Emeritus of Linguistics.  His research interests include dialogue systems, the computation of meaning from corpora, conversational Intelligence, the semantics of quantification, situation theory and situation semantics, and the mathematical properties of grammars