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One of the best three papers on Clinical NLP in 2017 was published by Ixa Group

A paper written by IXA members Arantza Casillas, Koldo Gojenola, Maite Oronoz and Alicia Perez, among the 3 best papers published in 2017 in the field of clinical Natural Language Processing.

The paper entitled “Semi-supervised medical entity recognition: A study on Spanish and Swedish clinical corpora“, by Pérez A, Weegar R, Casillas A, Gojenola K, Oronoz […]

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

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Eneko Agirre awarded by Google Research

Faculty Research Awards recipients (Google, 2018)

Google Faculty Research Awards 2018 were published in March. Eneko Agirre was awarded with a Google’s Faculty Research Award after its annual open call for proposals on computer science and related topics including quantum computing, machine learning, algorithms and theory, natural language processing and more. Google  received 910 proposals […]

Best Paper Award on CoNLL2018

Last week our colleagues Mikel Artetxe, Gorka Labaka, Iñigo Lopez-Gazpio, and Eneko Agirre were the recipients of the Best Paper Award in the  22nd Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2018) for the paper “Uncovering Divergent Linguistic Information in Word Embeddings with Lessons for Intrinsic and Extrinsic Evaluation”.

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Following the recent success of word […]

Science journal: 'Ixa opens a new research avenue: Machine Translation without a dictionary?'

Science reported this week about the work recently published by our colleagues Mikel Artetxe, Eneko Agirre and Gorka Labaka: Artificial intelligence goes bilingual—without a dictionary

In October the 30th our three colleagues published a pre-print paper entitled  Unsupervised Neural Machine Translation in collaboration with Kyunghyun Cho.
One day later G. Lample published another paper with similar contents  […]

Best paper award in SEPLN2017

Last week, our colleagues Begoña Altuna, María Jesús Aranzabe, and Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza were awarded in Murcia with the best paper award in the 33rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH SOCIETY FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING (SEPLN 2017)

CONGRATULATIONS!

The paper is available here: EusHeidelTime: Time Expression Extraction and Normalisation for Basque

Temporal information helps to organise the information […]

Mikel Artetxe awarded in Hackaton on Language Technologies organized by Red.es

Yesterday, Mikel Artetxe was awarded in Barcelona with the second prize in the First Hackaton on Language Technologies organized by Red.es in collaboration with  the Spanish Plan to promote Language Technology managed by the Spanish Government’s SESIAD agency.

This hackathon was organized in the context of  “4 Years From Now” (4YFN), the bussines platform created by […]

Are the meanings of these two words related? (Eneko's Google Award)

Measuring the distance between word meanings

Eneko Agirre has been awarded with a Google Research Award after its annual open call for proposals on computer science and related topics, including machine learning, speech recognition, natural language processing, and computational neuroscience. Google received 950 proposals covering 55 countries and over 350 universities, and  decided to fund […]

Eneko Agirre awarded by Google Research

Last week, Eneko Agirre was awarded with a Google Research Awards: Fall 2015 after its annual open call for proposals on computer science and related topics including machine learning, speech recognition, natural language processing, and computational neuroscience. Google received 950 proposals covering 55 countries and over 350 universities, and  decided to fund 151 projects, ten […]

2nd Workshop on Semantics-Driven Machine Translation (SedMT)

Eneko AGIRRE and Nora ARANBERRI, Ixa Group from University of the Basque Country,  together with Deyi Xiong (Soochow University), Kevin Duh (Johns Hopkins University), and HoufengWang (Peking University), are the organizers of the 2nd Workshop on Semantics-Driven Machine Translation (SedMT)  San Diego, California, USA; June 16, 2016 (co-located with NAACL).

This workshop seeks to build on […]