OUR HISTORY — THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
From Aberdeen’s ancient school of learning has arisen
Natural Language Generation (NLG) —one of the most
advanced computing technologies ever developed
Bishop Elphinstone was well-travelled and fascinated by learning and the great written works of ancient Greece
and Rome. At the same time as his stonemasons were laying the foundations of his new seat of learning, his own
collection of early manuscripts became the foundation of what would become an extraordinary, and evolving, representation
of the known world through the developing media of the written word and visual image.
The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 by Bishop Elphinstone and is amongst the oldest extant
universities in the world.
The University’s expanding collection recorded the evolution of written language. The emergence of the revolutionary
Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology from its computer science labs was the logical next chapter in
a wonderful story observed, recorded and celebrated by the University of Aberdeen.
From over 500 years of devotion to the evolution of human understanding, from the ancient black granite city of
Aberdeen and its globally acclaimed University—has emerged one of the world’s most advanced computational
linguistics technologies—Natural Language Generation, now being commercialized by Arria NLG Limited.