Natural Language Processing Group

@ U of Central Florida

Picture of Fei Liu
Dr. Fei Liu
Our mission is to develop innovative natural language technologies that improve human language understanding and processing.

We conduct research in the areas of text summarization, language generation, social media analytics, natural language semantics, and machine Learning for NLP. Much of the technologies involve probabilistic models, machine learning, and deep learning as applied to large-scale text data.

Prospective Students:
The NLP group is always looking for talented PhD and undergraduate students to join us on research projects. If you are interested in working with us, please see here.

Latest News

  • [January 2017] Paper entitled “A Study of Question Effectiveness Using Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Threads,” with Kristjan Arumae and Guo-Jun Qi, was accepted to FLAIRS 2017.
  • [January 2017] Fei was invited to present at the UCF Board of Trustees Educational Program Committee meeting (Provost’s update section) on January 13th, 2017
  • [November 2016] Nathan Schneider from Georgetown University will present an invited talk at UCF on December 12th, 11AM at HEC 450.
  • [November 2016] Fei will co-organize a workshop entitled “New Frontiers in Summarization” with Lu Wang, Jackie Chi Kit Cheung, Giuseppe Carenini at EMNLP 2017.
  • [September 2016] Paper entitled “An Improved Phrase-based Approach to Annotating and Summarizing Student Course Responses”, collaboration with Wencan Luo and Diane Litman at U of Pittsburgh, was accepted to COLING 2016 as an Oral Presentation.
  • [September 2016] The NLP Group will host Doug Oard from U of Maryland for a visit on Friday 9/16.
  • [August 2016] Paper entitled “Modeling Language Vagueness in Privacy Policies using Deep Neural Networks”, with Nicole Fella and Kexin Liao, was accepted to AAAI 2016 Fall Symposium on Privacy and Language Technologies.
  • [July 2016] Our paper (collaboration with Pitt) was selected as a top-pick at NAACL 2016 by this blog post (1st on the list); see here (3rd on the list) for an earlier top-pick paper.
  • [June 2016] Fei co-organizes a AAAI Fall Symposium on Privacy and Language Technologies (PLT 2016) with Shomir Wilson and Alessandro Oltramari at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • [June 2016] Fei serves as an Area Chair for the text classification and summarization track at CCL 2016 together with Xiaojun Wan at Peking University
  • [May 2016] Fei will serve as a Session Chair at NAACL 2016, held in San Diego during June 12-15
  • [April 2016] Paper entitled “Crowdsourcing Annotations for Websites’ Privacy Policies: Can It Really Work?”, with Shomir Wilson, Florian Schaub, Rohan Ramanath, Norman Sadeh, Noah A. Smith, and Frederick Liu, was accepted to WWW 2016 as an Oral Presentation and a Best Paper Finalist (5 out of 727 research submissions).
  • [Mar 2016] Paper entitled “Automatic Summarization of Student Course Feedback”, collaboration with Wencan Luo, Zitao Liu, and Diane Litman at U of Pittsburgh, was accepted to NAACL 2016 as an Oral Presentation.
  • [Mar 2016] Fei was featured in the UCF Inspiring Excellence 2016
  • [Jan 2016] Fei will join a group of UCF faculty for an NSF visit on February 10–11.
  • [Jan 2016] Congratulations to Kexin Liao for being accepted to the CRA Grad Cohort 2016 in San Diego.