Welcome to the Executable Language Grounding (XLANG) Lab! We are part of the HKU NLP Group at the University of Hong Kong. We focuses on building language model agents that transform (“grounding”) language instructions into code or actions executable in real-world environments, including databases (data agent), web applications (plugins/web agent), and the physical world (robotic agent) etc,. XLANG lies at the heart of language model agents or natural language interfaces that can interact with and learn from these real-world environments to facilitate human interaction with data analysis, web applications, and robotic instruction through conversation. Recent advances in XLANG incorporate techniques such as LLM + external tools, code generation, semantic parsing, efficient and generalizable LLMs, and dialog or interactive systems.
We thank the following institutions for their funding support: Google Research, Amazon AWS, Salesforce Research, and UGC.