Research Labs

Computational Linguistics Lab

Linguistics students discussing research

The Cornell Computational Linguistics Lab is a research and educational lab in the Department of Linguistics and the Faculty of Computing and Information. It's a venue for lab sessions of classes, computational dissertation research by grad students, undergraduate research projects and grant research. The Lab is part of a larger Natural Language Processing group at Cornell, including faculty and students in Computer Science, Psychology and Information Science. Some computational work is also done on hardware at the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Advanced Computing.

Computational Psycholinguistic Discussions

The focus of the Computational Psycholinguistic Discussions (C.Psyd) research group is on developing computational models of incremental language processing. When reading or listening to language, what sources of information are used to make predictions about upcoming material and when are those information sources utilized? Similarly, during language production, what contextual features influence our production decisions? We study these questions using computational modeling as well as psycholinguistic experimentation.

Language Documentation Lab

The Cornell Language Documentation Lab is located in the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University. Our members work on various language projects with communities locally and throughout the world. The lab provides resources and space for work involving language documentation, description, and analysis, with an emphasis on understudied languages and community collaboration.

Linguistic Meaning Lab

The Linguistic Meaning (LiMe) Lab is hosted in the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University. At the LiMe Lab we investigate all facets of linguistic meaning, from its most deterministic aspects to the fleeting meanings that arise during conversation. To investigate this question, we use insights from multiple fields such as formal semantics, pragmatics, syntax, psycholinguistics and cognitive science more generally.

Phonetics Lab

Researchers in the Phonetics Lab

Speech is built on a relation between our perception of sound and the movements we make to speak. Students and faculty in the Cornell Phonetics Lab research various aspects of speech perception and production, aiming to understand how speech patterns emerge and evolve.