The Cognitive and Language Processing Systems Group (CALPS) conducts interdisciplinary research on representation and communication systems that mediate humans and computers - including natural language, text based data structures, notations, diagrams and visualisations. A particular focus of the group is the study of meaning within these systems.
Members of the group (based in the Department of Informatics) are investigating computational approaches to formalising, extracting and representing meaning of natural language, the cognitive analysis of writing and drawing, the design of external representations of information and knowledge at the interface between humans and computers, and cognitive accounts of the use of external representations in knowledge intensive tasks. They adopt integrated methodologies in cognitive and computer science to analyse rich forms of human data in linguistic communication and higher-level cognition.
For further details about areas of research, please browse the research pages.