Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL)
SAIL conducts fundamental and applied research in human-centered information processing, with an emphasis on speech, audio, language, biomedical and multi-modal signal processing, machine learning and pattern recognition. SAIL’s research applications and systems development especially focus on domains with direct societal relevance including in human health and well being (both basic and translational research such as in the domains of autism, pediatric obesity and disordered speech production), education (technologies for literacy and language learning) and defense (signal and pattern classification, speech recognition and translation, virtual human-based systems and audio-visual scene analysis).
Natural Language GroupInformation Sciences Institute (ISI)
The Natural Language Group at the USC Information Sciences Institute conducts research in natural language processing and computational linguistics, developing new linguistic and mathematical techniques to make better technology. We have a wide range of ongoing projects, including those related to statistical machine translation, question answering, summarization, ontologies, information retrieval, and natural language generation.
Natural Language Dialogue GroupInstitute for Creative Technologies (ICT)
The ICT Dialogue Group has been working since 2000 on studying human dialogue, developing computational models of dialogue, building dialogue systems to interact with people, and building dialogue components of Integrated Virtual Humans.
Narrative GroupInstitute for Creative Technologies (ICT)
The Narrative Group at ICT investigates storytelling and the human mind, exploring how people experience, interpret and narrate the events in their lives. Research efforts include the large-scale analysis of narrative in social media, the logical formalization of commonsense reasoning, and the creation of story-based learning environments.