IXA group


Meeting of LINGUATEC project in Donostia (2019-02-21)

LINGUATEC project:  Development of cross-border cooperation and knowledge transfer in language technologies.

LINGUATEC is an European project funded by FEDER via POCTEFA (Programa INTERREG V-A España-Francia-Andorra). The partners are the followings:

Elhuyar Fundazioa
Lo Congrès Permanent de la Lenga Occitana
Universidad Del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (Ixa Taldea)
CNRS (CENTRE National de la Recherche Scientifique) – Delegation Regionale […]

Best Thesis Award in PLN (Aitor Gonzalez, 2018-09-13)

Last September Aitor Gonzalez Agirre was awarded with the best MSc thesis Award 2018 by the SEPLN association. Congratulations to Aitor and to his supervisors Eneko Agirre  and German Rigau.

Aitor is now working at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

The abstract of his thesis entitled “Computational Models for Semantic Textual Similarity” is the following:

Measuring semantic similarity between […]

Talk: Karelian dialects, how to study variation between closely related languages? (I. Moshnikov, 2018-06-19)

Speaker: Ilia Moshnikov
…………Karelian Institute (Joensuu)
Date: Tuesday,June 19, 2018
Time: 15:00-16:00
Place: UPV/EHUko Informatika Fakultatea, Manuel de Lardizabal 1, 20018 Donostia (map)
Title:  Variants of the active past participle in the Border Karelian dialects:
how to study variation between closely related languages?

Karelian languages (Wikipedia)

During my visit I would like to present my research interests. I will speak about my […]

Be a friend of the Minority SafePack!

We call upon the EU to adopt a set of legal acts to improve the protection of persons belonging to national and linguistic minorities and strengthen cultural and linguistic diversity in the Union. It shall include policy actions in the areas of regional and minority languages, education and culture, regional policy, participation, equality, audiovisual […]

Course: Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing (4,5 ECTS, February)

Are the meanings of these two words related? (Eneko’s Google Award 2015)

Course: Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing

Course open to anyone, see details and pre-requisite information below.
Deep Learning neural network models have been successfully applied to natural language processing, and are now changing radically how we interact with machines (Siri, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, […]

Language Technologies for refugee integration

Cross-Linguistic Bridges: http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/welcome

Can language technology be helpful? Of course!!
Which tools can I use to communicate with refugees and help them?
We suggest some tools in this website.
Our aim is to give you an overview of the technology you can use with syrian refugees.

Zertan lagun diezagukete hizkuntza-teknologiek?
Zein tresna/baliabide erabil ditzaket errefuxiatuekin komunikatzeko eta laguntzeko?
Atari honetan Siriako […]

ixa-pipes in FOSDEM

Rodrigo Agerri (Ixa Group) is going to present Ixa-pipes tomorrow in Fosdem, a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate:

IXA pipes: Easy and ready use NLP tools for language communities.
Free NLP tools for several languages, including Basque, Galician, Spanis

IXA pipes (http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/ixa-pipes/) is a modular set of Natural Language Processing […]

Talk: Irish language technology (T. Linn, 2015/10/13)

Speaker: Teresa Lynn ADAPT Centre, School of Computing, Dublin City University
Data: October 13th 2015, Tuesday
Time: 15:00-16:00
Room: 3.2 room. Faculty of Informatics (UPV/EHU)
Title: Overview of the current status of Irish language technology

The Irish government have asked a group (two members from Dublin City University, and three from Trinity College Dublin) to compile a digital strategy for Irish […]

Talk: A broad stroke on Machine Translation Evaluation (C. España-Bonet, 2015/03/13)


Speaker: Cristina España i Bonet
Data: March 13th 2015, Friday
Time: 15:00
Room: 3.2 room. Faculty of Informatics (UPV/EHU)
Title: “MT evaluation: A broad stroke on Machine Translation Evaluation”

This broad stroke on Machine Translation Evaluation overviews current approaches and methodologies. MT evaluation is put in context and we argue why it must be considered a delicate topic. The most […]

LoCloud Hackaton (today): applications for the cultural heritage sector

The LoCloud project has developed a series of services and we would like to invite developers to take part in a Hackathon to use these services to come up with innovative applications for the cultural heritage sector.
Thanks to Europeana, the hackathon will take place at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris on Wednesday February 11th […]