The natural language processing group at UMass Amherst is made up of faculty and students from the College of Information & Computer Sciences, as well as affiliated members in linguistics, social sciences and humanities. Our research spans a diverse range of topics, including computational social science, information extraction, neural language modeling and representation learning, question answering, and digital humanities.

In addition to working on NLP, we also do fun stuff like gokarting, minigolf, and hiking!


Oct 28, 2023 Six papers from UMass NLP to appear at EMNLP 2023 (two main conference, four findings)! Papers on factual precision in long form text generation, interpolation-based retrieval-augmented LMs, efficient k-NN search with cross-encoders, LLM-generated dialogue in video games, machine reading comprehension using case-based reasoning, and passage ranking with LLMs.
May 3, 2023 Five papers from UMass NLP to appear at ACL 2023 (three main conference, two findings), and four more papers from UMass NLP affiliates! Papers on long-form question answering evaluation, Multi-CLS BERT, automatic content extraction annotation, modified pointer networks, and causal effects of peer review policies.
May 1, 2023 Our paper on improving human evaluation of long-form summarization won an outstanding paper award at EACL 2023!
Feb 1, 2023 Two papers from UMass NLP to appear at EACL 2023! Papers on improving human evaluation of long-form summarization and unified guidelines for coreference resolution.
Nov 1, 2022 All four UMass NLP core faculty are recruiting PhD students for Fall 2023! If you’re interested, please see here for application instructions. :sparkles: