The Proteus Project

The Proteus Project is a project of research and development in natural language processing, conducted in the Department of Computer Science, New York University, under the direction of Prof. Ralph Grishman.

The basic research is focussed on the automated acquisition of linguistic knowledge from large corpora. We are developing methods for the acquisition of probabilistic grammars, semantic relations between words, and selectional patterns.

This research is tied to applications in four areas:

In addition, the project is involved in developing infrastructure in three areas:

The project is supported by grants and contracts from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the National Science Foundation, and the Linguistic Data Consortium.