Information Access using Natural Language
The InfoLab group at CSAIL seeks students to work on the START question answering system, http://start.csail.mit.edu, which provides advanced access to information on the Web and in other databases via natural language. Knowledge of Scheme, Java, SQL, regular expressions, and basic linguistics is helpful but not required. Students will find and integrate new knowledge sources into the system, and update existing systems, immediately affecting the behavior of START as used by millions of people around the world.
Further research opportunities are available in large-scale corpus-based Question Answering, Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, and general Natural Language Processing
Boris Katz (firstname.lastname@example.org)