Creating Intelligent Machines

The Information Sciences Institute (ISI) Center for Vision, Image, Speech and Text Analytics (VISTA) is an internationally recognized leader in areas such as multimedia signal processing, computer vision, and natural language analysis. Our researchers contribute to several nationally influential research programs addressing some of today’s most pressing challenges in these areas, from improving security to unmasking fake news, and optimizing knowledge extraction.

Research Areas and Applications

VISTA researchers are internationally renowned for pioneering research in the following areas:

  • Natural Language Processing: Machine translation, information retrieval, information extraction and summarization
  • Computer Vision: Face recognition, image/video forensics
  • Biometrics
  • Optical character recognition
  • Speech and text analytics


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