Welcome to the Edinburgh Language Technology Group

The Edinburgh Language Technology Group (LTG) is a research and development group that has been working in the area of natural language engineering since the early 1990s. The LTG was originally established as part of the Human Communication Research Centre, and is now based in the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation of the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, one of the largest communities of natural language processing specialists in Europe.

The LTG’s work is application oriented: we focus on building practical solutions to real problems in text mining and processing. We have worked in all areas of large-volume text handling, from text annotation through markup architectures and from information extraction to automatic or computer-assisted generation of text. For example, we have applied text mining to historical and literary text. We have also used it for mining unstructured healthcare records.