IXA group


Master students won EHealth-KD-2020 subtask on Relation Extraction

Oscar Sainz and Edgar Andrés, students of the HAP-LAP master, obtained an excellent result in the eHealth-2020 challenge presented with professors Oier Lopez de Lacalle and Aitziber Atutxa. Their team (IXA-NER-RE) has been “champion” in the Relational Extraction sub-task.

Although their main objective was participation only in the Relation Extraction subtask, they also presented tiny systems in […]

Eneko Agirre won for the third consecutive year the Google prize

Eneko Agirre  won again a Google prize last March. He is one of the few researchers who has obtained the Google Faculty Research Award on three occasions. The $62,000 prize will fund the project ‘Conversational Question Answering agents that learn after deployment’ to develop user dialogue systems, chatbots and artificial intelligence.

Eneko Agirre, member of […]

“Language Analysis and Processing” master theses (2018-06-26)

Four master theses have been presented in June:

Noisy Speech Recognition using Kaldi and Neural Architectures
Ikaslea/Student: Ander González Docasal
Zuzendariak/Supervisors: Vassilis Tsiaras, George P. Kafentzis, Yannis Stylianou

Unsupervised Methods to Predict Example Difficulty in Word Sense Annotation
Ikaslea/Student: Cristina Aceta Moreno
Zuzendariak/Supervisors: Oier Lopez de Lacalle, Eneko Agirre, Izaskun Aldezabal

To post‐edit or to translate… […]

HAP/LAP master thesis (Noelia Migueles, 2017-06-27)

Today afternoon, June the 27th, Noelia Migueles will defend her master thesis.

Date: june 27th, 15:00
Place: Ada Lovelace room

Izenburua / Title: A Study Towards Spanish Abstract Meaning Representation

Egilea / Author: Noelia Migueles-Abraira

Tutoreak / Supervirors: Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza and Rodri Agerri


Neural Machine Translation. Open workshop with Kyunghyun Cho (2017-05-29)

Neural Machine Translation
Open workshop with Kyunghyun Cho
Donostia, 2017-05-29

Trends in Neural Machine Translation (Olof Mogren, 2016)

The third generation of machine translation systems is currently under active development. After initially dominating the field, rule-based machine translation (RBMT) systems have been gradually replaced by data-driven approaches in the last two decades, with statistical machine translation (SMT) systems […]

HAP/LAP master theses (2016-09-27)

Master HAP/LAP
EMLCT master
Master thesis defences

Date: September 27th
Place: Ada Lovelace room


Universal Dependencies for Buryat.
Author: Elena Badmaeva
Supervirors: Koldo Gojenola , Gosse Bouma

LexSynSimpleText, a lexical and syntactic simplifier: first steps.
Author: Maria Eguimendia
Supervirors: Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza and Gosse Bouma

Data Sparsity in Highly Inflected Languages: The Case of Morphosyntactic Tagging in Polish.
Egilea / Author: Michael Ustaszewski
Tutoreak / […]

Erasmus Mundus LCT master. Annual Meeting 2016 in Donostia (June 09 - 10)

European Masters Program
Language & Communication Technologies

Annual Meeting 2016 in Donostia (June 09 – 10)

Day 1, Thursday, June 9, 2016

08:45 : Welcome.
09:00 : Introduction, Dr. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová.
09:30 : Invited talk: Eneko Agirre (UPV/EHU) – Natural Language Understanding using Knowledge Bases and Random Walks.
10:30 : Coffee break.
11:00 : In parallel:

Student meeting.
Consortium partner meeting.

12:30 : Lunch.
13:30-14:30 : Poster […]

Video: HAP-LAP master thesis (Mikel Artetxe)

Last week Mikel Artetxe presented his thesis at HAP-LAP master.

The presentation can be seen here:


Distributional Semantics and Machine Learning for Statistical Machine Translation
Author: Mikel Artetxe Zurutuza
Supervisors: Eneko Agirre eta Gorka Labaka


HAP/LAP Master theses defence

Master HAP/LAP masterra

Master-tesien defentsak / Master theses defence

Eguna / Date: maiatzaren 17a / May 17th
Lekua / Place: Ada Lovelace aretoa / Ada Lovelace room

Adverse Drug Reaction event extraction on Electronic Health Records written in Spanish.
Egilea / Author: Sara Santiso González
Tutoreak / Supervirors: Alicia Pérez eta Arantza Casillas
Epaimahaia: Eva […]

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 […]