The Language And Interaction Research (LAIR) group at Michigan State University investigates language use in context and develops approaches for situated language processing and situated dialogue. With our collaborators, the group is also working on integrating language with vision and robotics.
- March 2017: Prof. Chai received the College of Engineering Withrow Senior Scholar Award.
- November 2016: Prof. Chai gave an invited talk at EMNLP2016 Workshop on Uphill Battles in Language Processing - Scaling Early Achievements to Robust Methods in Austin, TX.
- November 2016: One paper was presented at EMNLP 2016
- August 2016: LAIR started a new project funded by NSF to investigate causality modeling for concrete action verbs. The goal is to support communicating with robots and other artificial agents in the physical world.
- August 2016: Two papers were presented at ACL 2016
- June 2016: One paper was presented at NAACL 2016
- May 2016: Lanbo She successfully passed his comprehensive exam
- Feb 2016: Prof. Chai gave an invited talk on What's Hot in Human Language Technology: Highlights from NAACL HLT 2015 at AAAI 2016 in Phoenix, AZ.