HLT Lab group picture

HLT Lab group picture at the first meeting of Fall 2020. Two lab members, Duo Pan and Soundarya Sundareswara, were unable to attend.

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.

Our lab is part of the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University.

Research Artifacts

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

You can also check out PrivaSeer, our search engine for website privacy policies.


Our work has received support from The National Science Foundation, The Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education, The Center for Social Data Analytics, The Usable Privacy Policy Project, The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, and The Ohio Supercomputer Center.

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