The Natural Language Processing Research Group of the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is subordinate to the Key Laboratory of Intelligent Information Processing of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is mainly engaged in research related to natural language processing, with its main research directions including machine translation, human-computer dialogue, etc.
The research group published the first paper in China on ACL, the flagship conference in the field of natural language processing, and CL, the most influential journal; Won the ACL 2019 Best Long Text Award, which is the first time that a domestic unit has won this award since the establishment of ACL; Won the ACL 2006 Meritorious Asian NLP Paper Award, which is the first time for domestic scholars to win the ACL Paper Award; He was nominated for the best paper of EMNLP 2008, and awarded the Outstanding Young Paper of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2020. It has won the first place in the IWSLT international machine translation evaluation and CWMT machine translation evaluation for many times, and has won the best performance in the world authoritative machine translation evaluation sponsored by DARPA of the US Department of Defense and organized by NIST. Some research achievements have won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, the second prize of Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award, the first prize of Qian Weichang Chinese Information Processing Science and Technology Award, the first prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of China Electronics Society, etc.
The research team has completed and is undertaking more than 50 subjects such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Key R&D Program, the 863 Program, the Science and Technology Support Program, and international cooperation. The translation system developed supports the translation of more than 30 languages, including Chinese, Uyghur, Tibetan, Mongolian, English, Korean, Thai, Japanese, and Arabic. Some languages are in multiple military regions, Beijing Municipal People's Government, Xinjiang and Tibet government departments, as well as Huawei China Mobile, Samsung and other companies have been applied, and have carried out cooperative research with Huawei, Tencent, Baidu and other companies.