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OxNLP. A University of Oxford natural language processing reading group and seminar series


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OxNLP is a reading group and seminar series for students, faculty and researchers who are interested in the latest developments in adaptable and interpretable natural language processing algorithms.

Its current members are based in the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC) and the Oxford Man Institute (OMI) in the Department of Engineering Science; the Department of Computer Science; the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics; the Department of Statistics; the Oxford Internet Institute (OII); and the Department of Economics.

OxNLP organising team Michelmas 2023


Dragos Gorduza (OMI), Fangru Lin and Ved Mathai.


Janet Pierrehumbert (OeRC), Xiaowen Dong (OMI), Geoffrey Nichols (Statistics), Scott Hale (OII).

Research interests

The research interests of the group are focused on:

  • social and temporal variability in language
  • improved methods for extracting meaning and making logical and pragmatic inferences
  • applications of NLP in predicting and forecasting human behaviour
  • theoretical foundations of NLP methodology in computer science and linguistic theory.

Mailing list

To subscribe/unsubscribe to our mailing list, please send an email from your Oxford email address to: or

Once you have been added, you will also receive an invitation to our Google Drive and you will have the opportunity to provide information about your contact information and research interests to be shared with other group members.


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