Research Expertise and Interest

information visualization, web search, search user interfaces, human-computer interaction, user interfaces, empirical computational linguistics, natural language processing, online education

Research Description

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.

In the News

Trimming time in stacks

Computer science graduate student Aditi Muralidharan has developed a sophisticated text-analyzing tool that could speed literary searches for humanities scholars and other researchers.

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