Language use research, resources and technologies

Language Use Research, Resources, and Technologies

This research group conducts empirical language research and experimental development, with a particular focus on language resource preparation and language analysis tools.

I. Areas of research

The research themes include, but are not limited to, three main areas:

Scientifically structured data preparation, validation, and research. This area includes the compilation of monolingual, multilingual, general, and specialized corpora, the corpus-driven development of lexicographic and terminographic resources for contemporary Lithuanian, resources for native and foreign language teaching, and the creation of user-friendly access to data.  The resources developed from home and other institutions are stored in the CLARIN-LT repository, according to the FAIR data principles.

Development and improvement of language analysis methods and tools. This area includes morphological, syntactical, and semantical language annotation and analysis; collection and analysis of media and social network resources; automatic identification and analysis of multiword expressions; identification and analysis of lexical-grammatical patterns; natural language processing, and the adaptation of the developed tools to the users’ needs. This area is closely related to the thematic areas of the ML2 research group, as most natural language processing tasks are currently addressed using deep learning and neural networks.

Usage research of the Lithuanian and other languages. This area includes quantitative and qualitative research on Lithuanian and other languages. Language usage phenomena are analyzed at the lexical, grammatical, and semantic levels of language. Research is also conducted on terminology, multi-word expressions, translations, and other topics based on collected resources, developed methods, and language analysis tools.

II. Applications of areas of research and experimental development
The fields of application of the research and experimental development are: linguistics, translation, pedagogy, law, medicine, education,
media, social networks, economy, and other.