The Brandeis Lab for Linguistics and Computation is a group of faculty, postdocs, and students who conduct research in computational and theoretical linguistics and natural language processing. Research areas covered by our group include:
  • lexical semantics and the design of lexical databases;
  • compositional mechanisms in language;
  • temporal and spatial reasoning;
  • semantic annotation and resource development;
  • construction and analysis of linguistic corpora;
  • discourse structure and relation identification;
  • Chinese TreeBanking;
  • Chinese PropBanking.
We develop theoretically inspired models of linguistic behavior, and employ machine learning, statistical techniques, and finite-state and other rule-based methods to implement the algorithms for these models.

The BLLC is affiliated with the
Department of Computer Science, the Language and Linguistics Program, and the MA Program in Computational Linguistics.

Director: James Pustejovsky