Welcome to the Semlab
We are a research group at the Center for the Study of Language and Information
at Stanford University
, under the direction of Stanley Peters. We work on a number of projects which involve semantics -- the study of meaning -- at the intersection of linguistics and computer science.
A unifying theme in our research is an emphasis on the role of context in determining meaning. We are particularly interested in theoretical models of communication, language, dialogue, computation, and inference which take into account the context in which these activities are occurring.
We are 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, machine translation, programming languages, and cooperating software agents.
Current or recent software from various projects is available.