The broad remit of the institute is to conduct research in corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, speech processing, machine learning and computer systems and platforms, relevant to the activities of the sponsor.
The initial team of principal investigators is:
We will be offering fully-funded three year doctoral studentships and postdoctoral research associate positions to suitably qualified applicants wishing to work in any of the above areas of research on problems such as automated assessment of textual or spoken material, error detection and correction, etc. (See the Publications for examples of research undertaken so far.)
For brief, non-technical introductions to some of the research we are undertaking, please see the videos of Mark Gales' and Ted Briscoe's talks at the recent Cambridge English Centenary Conference.
Research undertaken by the Alta Institute team in the Computer Laboratory underpins Cambridge English Write & Improve, currently available as a public beta, which gives intermediate learners of English feedback on their writing. There is a short video on the site which describes the system.