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Student Experience

Learn in state-of-the-art laboratories

A joint facility of the Computer Science and Linguistics Departments, Montclair’s NLP Laboratory (located in CCIS 424) conducts research in resource-light morphology, deception detection,  computational approaches to figurative language, misinformation and Internet censorship, text mining, machine learning and big data analytics. Our research combines linguistic insights into the phenomena of interest with rigorous, cutting edge methods in machine learning and other computational approaches.

The Experimental Linguistics Lab (located in CS 389) houses research that involves data collection from subjects, including research on the prosody/semantic interface and second language learner research using electroencephalography (EEG) to track language processing in real-time.

In both labs students assist with work on current, NSF supported research that has led to publication in conference proceedings of the Acoustical Society of America, Experimental Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing), the Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence,  the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, and Association of Computational Linguistics Workshops. Student travel costs to give presentations at these conferences are supported by the Linguistics Department.