Jerome Feldman, Professor

Closed (1) Natural Language Understanding and Communication with systems **** All positions have been filled for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 *****

Closed. This professor is continuing with Fall 2017 apprentices on this project; no new apprentices needed for Spring 2018.

The NTL (Neural Theory of Language) project of the UCB/ICSI AI Group works in collaboration with other units on the UC Berkeley campus and elsewhere. It combines basic research in several disciplines with applications to natural language understanding systems.

Over the past few years, we have used NTL to design and test full-path Language Understanding systems and built a general architecture for adding NLU front ends to any App that has a well defined API. A recent paper can be found at;
Much more information is available through the web site:

There may also be internships available with FrameNet, an ongoing
lexical semantics research project at ICSI
( Please contact Dr. Collin Baker

There are positions available in different aspects of the project ranging from linguistics, through language processing, to system and UI issues. Each involves working with senior students and staff on difficult challenges. New opportunities for Fall 2017 include NLU for: control of wheelchairs, games like Starcraft, and applications to health care.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Vivek Ragurham, Graduate Student

Qualifications: Students should have upper division standing in an appropriate major. EECS students should have a strong software background. Completion of CS188 is a definite advantage.

Weekly Hours: 6-9 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: 1947 Center St., Berkeley

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