Research Group Language Models and Resources (LaMoRe)

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Language Models and Resources

LaMoRe is a scientific research group at the University of Bergen. Its mission is to do research in general linguistics, human and machine processing of language, and digital language resources and tools. LaMoRe is a national leader in research infrastructure for language data and technologies. Contact: Professor Koenraad De Smedt (desmedt@uib.no).


Central themes for the research group are the following:

Linguistic description and formalisms. The LaMoRe research group investigates the grammar and lexicon of languages of various families, including sign languages.

Models of natural language processing by humans and machines. LaMoRe performs experiments and does computational modeling including Artificial Intelligence (AI) models based on machine learning.

Construction and use of digital language resources. Language resources of interest to LaMoRe are text and speech corpora annotated at various linguistic levels (including treebanks), electronic dictionaries and lexicons, thesauri and wordnets, termbanks, taggers and grammars.

Language technology applications. LaMoRe is involved in R&D aimed at applications such as lexicography, machine translation, information search, document classification and text processing tools.

The research group cooperates with a large number of institutions in 34 countries.

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Research across borders

Language resources are becoming more accessible for researchers throughout Europe.