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Noah's ARK is an informal collection of researchers within the Natural Language Processing group at the University of Washington and formerly at Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute.

Noah Smith, associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering, heads the ARK.

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Available for download: numerous software tools and datasets for and papers about natural language processing.

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ARK researchers and alumni are leaders in natural language processing, machine learning, and computational social science.

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Researchers

Dallas Card, CMU Ph.D. student: NLP and ML for social science

Elizabeth Clark, UW Ph.D. student: NLP

Jesse Dodge, CMU Ph.D. student: NLP

Jeffrey Flanigan, CMU Ph.D. student:

semantic parsing and generation; machine translation

Yangfeng Ji, UW post-doc: discourse, machine learning for NLP

Lingpeng Kong, CMU Ph.D. student: structured prediction for NLP

Lucy Lin, UW Ph.D. student: NLP for social science

Nelson Liu, UW undergraduate: text-driven forecasting

Kelvin Luu, UW Ph.D. student: NLP for education

George Mulcaire, UW Ph.D. student: multilingual NLP

Nikko Rush UW undergraduate: NLP

Maarten Sap, UW Ph.D. student: NLP for social science

Swabha Swayamdipta, CMU Ph.D. student: structured prediction for NLP

Sam Thomson, CMU Ph.D. student: semantic parsing

Faculty Collaborators

Chris Dyer, assistant professor, School of Computer Science, CMU

Bryan Routledge, associate professor, Tepper School of Business, CMU

Noah Smith, associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering, UW

Ph.D. Alumni

Yanchuan Sim defended his thesis, Text as Strategic Choice, in 2016 at CMU. He is a researcher at A*STAR.

Waleed Ammar defended his Ph.D. thesis, Towards a Universal Analyzer of Natural Languages, in 2016 at CMU. He is a researcher at AI2.

David Bamman defended his Ph.D. thesis, People-Centric Natural Language Processing, in 2015 at CMU. He is an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

Dani Yogatama defended his Ph.D. thesis, Sparse Models of Natural Language Text, in 2015 at CMU. He is a research scientist at Google DeepMind.

Brendan O'Connor defended his Ph.D. thesis, Statistical Text Analysis for Social Science, in 2014 at CMU. He is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Nathan Schneider defended his Ph.D. thesis, Lexical Semantic Analysis in Natural Language Text, in 2014 at CMU. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh.

Tae Yano defended her Ph.D. thesis, Text as Actuator: Text-Driven Response Modeling and Prediction in Politics, in 2013 at CMU. She is a research developer at Microsoft.

Kevin Gimpel defended his Ph.D. thesis, Discriminative Feature-Rich Modeling for Syntax-Based Machine Translation, in 2012 at CMU. He is an assistant professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago.

Dipanjan Das defended his Ph.D. thesis, Semi-Supervised and Latent-Variable Models of Natural Language Semantics, in 2012 at CMU. He is a research scientist at Google.

Shay Cohen defended his Ph.D. thesis, Computational Learning of Probabilistic Grammars in the Unsupervised Setting, in 2011 at CMU. He is a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Michael Heilman defended his Ph.D. thesis, Automatic Factual Generation from Text, in 2011 at CMU. He is a data scientist at Civis Analytics.

Post-doctoral Alumni

  • Chris Dyer (CMU post-doc, 2010–12), assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Fei Liu (CMU post-doc, 2013–15), assistant professor at the University of Central Florida
  • Behrang Mohit (CMU-Q post-doc, 2010–12), research scientist at Ask.com

Masters Alumni

Other Alumni

  • Miguel Ballesteros (CMU visitor, 2014–16)
  • Rishav Bhowmick (CMU-Q BS, 2010)
  • Desai Chen (CMU BS, 2010), Ph.D. student at MIT
  • Philip Gianfortoni (CMU research programmer, 2009–10)
  • Swapna Gottipati (CMU visitor, 2012), Singapore Management University
  • Mohammad Haque (CMU BS, 2010), Endeca
  • Dimitry Levin (CMU BS, 2010), Citigroup
  • Zack McCord (CMU BS)
  • Bill McDowell (CMU research programmer, 2013–14)
  • Zach Paine (CMU research programmer, 2008), Apple
  • Daniel Preoțiuc-Pietro (CMU visitor, 2013)
  • Naomi Saphra (CMU BS, 2013), Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University/University of Edinburgh
  • Neel Shah (CMU BS, 2010)
  • Dan Tasse (CMU BS, 2008), Ph.D. student at CMU
  • Mattt Thompson (CMU BA, 2009)