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User Modeling and Natural
Language Group

The User Modeling and Natural Language Group (UMNL) focuses on the application of Statistical and Machine Learning techniques to human-computer interaction.

User modeling consists of inferring and representing the beliefs, preferences, skills or objectives of users interacting with a computer system. A user model enables a system to adapt its behaviour to the needs and requirements of a user. User models have been used in several applications, such as Intelligent Tutoring Systems (as student models), on-line help systems, and information filtering systems.

Natural language processing consists of understanding and generating natural language discourse. Examples of applications of Natural language processing techniques are understanding user queries, explanation generation , and document summarization.

The UMNL group conducts research in these areas, leveraging on the strengths of the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) to apply statistical techniques and machine learning techniques to problems in user modeling and natural language processing. The group is interested in collaborating with business and government to solve practical problems in these areas.

 

 
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