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Dan Klein

Computer Science Division
University of California at Berkeley

Contact Information

Mail   Dan Klein, Soda Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1776
Phone   (510) 643-0805 (email works best)



My research focuses on the automatic organization of natural language information. Some topics of interest to me are:

  • Unsupervised language acquisition
  • Machine translation
  • Efficient algorithms for NLP
  • Information extraction
  • Linguistically rich models of language
  • Integrating symbolic and statistical methods for NLP
  • Historical linguistics

My group is the Berkeley Natural Language Processing Group.  Here is a list of my amazing students, past and present!

I'm also interested in AI more broadly; we've been increasingly involved in search, planning, and agent design.  Our StarCraft agent, the Overmind, won the AIIDE 2010 StarCraft AI competition!



My education, in reverse order:

Stanford University MS, PhD in Computer Science 1999-2004
Oxford University, St. John's College MSt in Linguistics 1998-1999
Cornell University BA in Math, CS, Linguistics (summa cum laude) 1994-1998
Mt. Lebanon High School   1990-1994

Some fellowships / awards:

Some paper awards we've won:



Introduction to AI: At the undergraduate level, I teach cs188, the undergraduate introduction to artificial intelligence here at Berkeley, which I have been actively developing since 2006.  We are now offering cs188x, a free online version of cs188 (joint with Pieter Abbeel).  The cs188 projects we developed are available for use by other instructors -- see here (with John DeNero).

Statistical NLP: At the graduate level, I teach cs288, the statistical NLP course here at Berkeley.

Tutorials: My tutorials are below, in the publication list.



I do actually exist outside of the CS/linguistics world.  I took karate for most of my life, and then spent many years with ballroom dance. Competitive ballroom dance is just like karate, but with more music and less scowling. I competed and taught for the Stanford Ballroom Dance Team, and previously competed for the Cornell Team and the Oxford Team.  

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