NLP is a subfield of artificial intelligence, concerned with automatically processing as well as understanding text, typically using statistical models and machine learning. The resulting models can be used for applications such as correcting grammatical errors, summarising documents, answering questions or translating texts.

In our research group, we are interested in traditional core as well as emerging topics in natural language processing. We focus on researching models that require little direct input from humans to work well, and models that work well across languages. We are further interested in exploiting different modalities, for instance visual and textual data referring to the same event from captioned images, or speech and image sequences from videos.

Our work has been reported on in several international newspapers, nominated for and awarded with several best paper awards at scientific conferences, and established Copenhagen as an international center for NLP. Since its inception in 2013, the group grown to three faculty members, and is now ranked in the top 5 of NLP groups in Europe, according to CSRankings.




































Anders Søgaard
+45 35 32 90 65

Isabelle Augenstein
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
+45 93 56 59 19

Desmond Elliott
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

COASTAL members

COASTAL is the research group led by Anders Søgaard and Desmond Elliott. See all the members of the group here:

CopeNLU members

CopeNLU is a new Natural Language Processing research group led by Isabelle Augenstein with a focus on researching methods for tasks that require a deep understanding of language, as opposed to shallow processing. Find more information on members, projects, papers etc. here: