The IIT Linguistic Cognition Laboratory works on a variety of research projects at the intersection of machine learning and computational linguistics. One key focus of ours is work on extracting and using non-referential semantic properties of text, such as rhetorical organization and style. We are particularly interested in examining how machine learning techniques can help to capture large-scale linguistic properties of texts that capture levels of meaning above those available at the word or clause level.

Much of our research is on Computational Stylistics, in which we devise computational methods for capturing aspects of linguistic style variation, such as that between different individuals or groups of people.