Stephen Wu

Assistant Professor

Stephen Wu

: Gaines Hall, Room 110
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CS 562/662 Natural Language Processing

Research Interests

I'm interested in meaning.  How can we understand text or speech at the word-level? Sentence-level?  Document-level?  I've found that oftentimes, meaning must be understood with respect to domain context, so I work on the medical context of millions of clinician's notes — information retrieval, information extraction, and corpus analysis.  I've also found that the meaning of language reflects its situational context, and I must account for this if I want my work to have any real-world impact.  This drives my research in modeling the medical history of patients from a holistic patient-level perspective; it also informs the NLM-funded project that I lead, on the practical problem of retrieving patient cohorts from clinical text.