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Mitxelena Award for PhD theses: Olatz Perez-de-Viñaspre

Our colleague Olatz Perez de Viñaspre won last week the VI. Koldo MItxelena Award for PhD Theses organized by Euskaltzaindia (the Academy of Basque Language) and  the University of the Basque Country.
CONGRATULATIONS Olatz!

This thesis faced the creation of computational tools to promote the use of Basque in helath services.

The winners of Mitxelena Awards 2018

Title: Automatic medical term generation fora low-resource language: translation of SNOMED CT into Basque (pdf)
Supervisors: Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza and Maite Oronoz
Publications in English:

  • Design of EuSnomed:
    • Perez-de-Viñaspre O., and Oronoz M.Translating SNOMEDCT Terminology into a Minor Language.Proceedings ofthe 5th International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Infor-mation Analysis (Louhi), 38–45. Association for ComputationalLinguistics. Gothenburg, Sweden, 2014.
    • Perez-de-Viñaspre O., and Oronoz M.An XML Based TBXFramework to Represent Multilingual SNOMED CT forTranslation.12th Mexican International Conference on Artifi-cial Intelligence, MICAI 2013. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intel-ligence, vol. 8265, 419–429. Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-45113-3.Mexico DF, Mexico. 2013
  • Sinple terms: lexical resources and neoclassical terms:
    • Perez-de-Viñaspre O., Oronoz M., Agirrezabal M., and LersundiM.A finite state approach to translate SNOMED CTterms into Basque using medical prefixes and suffixes.Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Finite StateMethods and Natural Language Processing, 99–103. St Andrews,Scotland, 2013.7
    • Perez-de-Viñaspre O., and Oronoz M.SNOMED CT in a lan-guage isolate: an algorithm for a semiautomatic transla-tion.BMC medical informatics and decision making, volume 15,number 2, S5. BioMed Central. 2015.
  • Complex terms: nested terms and automatic translator:
    • Perez-de-Viñaspre O., and Oronoz M.Osasun-zientzietako ter-minologiaren euskaratze automatikoaren ebaluazioa, os-asungintzako euskal komunitatea inplikatuz.II. IkerGazte,Nazioarteko Ikerketa Euskaraz. Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea. IruÃśea,Basque Country, 2017.
  • Other papers:
    • Perez-de-Viñaspre O., Oronoz M., and Patrick J.Osasun-txostenelebidunak posible ote?I. IkerGazte, Nazioarteko Ikerketa Eu-skaraz, 730–738. Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea, ISBN 978-84-8438-539-4. Durango, Basque Country, 2015. IkerGazte Special Award.
    • Perez-de-Viñaspre O., and Labaka G.IXA Biomedical TranslationSystem at WMT16 Biomedical Translation Task.Proceedingsof the First Conference on Machine Translation (WMT16), 477–482.Association for Computational Linguistics. Berlin, Germany, 2016

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