About Us

Natural language is crucial to how humanity communicates, synthesizes, and stores information. Our lab solves problems to enable computers to do meaningful work with large volumes of text. We develop methods for natural language processing (NLP) and apply them to a variety of domains, including privacy, online social networks, web science, and digital libraries.

Since August 2018, the lab has been located in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. Prior to that it was in the EECS Department at the University of Cincinnati.


For lab news and publications, see the website of lab director Prof. Wilson.


Our work has received support from The National Science Foundation, The Usable Privacy Policy Project, The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, and The Ohio Supercomputer Center.

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