Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab is the endowed Lichtenberg Chair in the Department of Computer Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (supported by the Volkswagen Foundation).

The UKP Lab carries out projects in the areas of Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Text Mining, eLearning, and Digital Humanities. The group’s research aim is to develop new approaches to automatically process and manage the knowledge represented in a variety of forms and repositories, with a strong focus on textual information processing and large-scale content analysis.

The UKP group uses and develops algorithms to solve problems related to answering information needs, finding and summarizing relevant information, mining structured information from unstructured documents and employing this information to improve the quality of (for example) learning processes.

With DKPro, the UKP Lab offers open-source implementations for many powerful state-of-the-art NLP algorithms and processing tasks. Those are freely available for other research groups to benefit from.