Professor Marti Hearst is a computer scientist whose current research investigates how to improve communication at the intersection of information visualization and language, and how to improve scholarly understanding and STEM education through the combination of human-computer interaction and natural language processing. She is an expert on interfaces for search engines, and wrote the first academic book on the topic, Search User Interfaces, in 2009. Past work includes search and visualization tools for digital humanities scholars and for bioscience research articles.
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Computer science graduate student Aditi Muralidharan has developed a sophisticated text-analyzing tool that could speed literary searches for humanities scholars and other researchers.
School of Information professor Marti Hearst predicts the future of online search interfaces in an article in “Communications of the ACM.” According to Hearst, “user interfaces will involve support for natural human interaction.”