Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

December 1990


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-90-95.

Edited by Libby Levison.


CLIFF is the Computational Linguists' Feedback Forum. We are a group of students and faculty who gather once a week to hear a presentation and discuss work currently in progress. The 'feedback' in the group's name is important: we are interested in sharing ideas, in discussing ongoing research, and in bringing together work done by the students and faculty in Computer Science and other departments.

However, there are only so many presentations which we can have in a year. We felt that it would be beneficial to have a report which would have, in one place, short descriptions of the work in Natural Language Processing at the University of Pennsylvania. This report then, is a collection of abstracts from both faculty and graduate students, in Computer Science, Psychology and Linguistics. We want to stress the close ties between these groups, as one of the things that we pride ourselves on here at Penn is the communication among different departments and the inter-departmental work.

Rather than try to summarize the varied work currently underway at Penn, we suggest reading the abstracts to see how the students and faculty themselves describe their work. The report illustrates the diversity of interests among the researchers here, as well as explaining the areas of common interest. In addition, since it was our intent to put together a document that would be useful both inside and outside of the university, we hope that this report will explain to everyone some of what we are about.



Date Posted: 09 August 2007