Research on natural-language processing at SRI spans a broad spectrum of activity. Two of our major current efforts are a pair of research projects under the sponsorship of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The TEAM project is intended to provide natural-language access to large databases via systems that are easily adaptable to a wide range of new application domains. The KLAUS project is a longer-range effort to address basic research problems in natural-language semantics, commonsense reasoning, and the pragmatics of natural-language communication. These two projects share a common core-language-processing system called DIALOGIC.