Our research in Language, Multimedia and Knowledge Technologies focuses on four key areas, each with a strong research group: semantic web, natural language generation, natural language understanding, and multimedia & information systems. A distinguishing characteristic of our research is that many of our techniques are ‘hybrids’ – we develop innovative solutions that bring together results from two or more of the four areas. For example, much of our work on the semantic web builds on the integration of semantic and language technologies.
The photograph above shows an example of ancient Nepali graffiti. Because it uses different formats, media and representations in getting the message across, we feel it illustrates our research theme rather well. (Photo: Rhymer Rigby - www.rhymer.net