About The Human Language Technology Center of Excellence was founded in January of 2007 at Johns Hopkins University to focus on research in all aspects of speech and language technologies. Research at the center is exciting; our mission is to explore highly innovative technologies that could have a significant impact on challenging real-world problems. The center’s research focuses on advanced technology for automatically analyzing a wide range of speech, text, and document data in multiple languages. Our research addresses key issues in extracting information from massive sources of text and speech. The HLTCOE is one of several groups at Johns Hopkins University that jointly work on speech and language research. Relevant departments include Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Applied Mathematics, as well as the Center for Language and Speech Processing. Many HLTCOE researchers have primary and secondary appointments in these other academic departments and centers. Additionally, graduate students from these departments are advised by center researchers. A good overview of the center’s efforts: “Establishing a Human Language Technology Center of Excellence,” by Gary Strong, Christine Piatko, and Jason Eisner [reprint from Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2010] In addition to including researchers at Johns Hopkins, researchers at the center work closely with colleagues at numerous other institutions in the US as well as abroad.