IXA group


PhD Thesis: Corpus based metrics for measuring distances between languages (José Ramom Pichel, 2020-10-29)

Title:  Medidas de distância entre línguas baseadas em corpus. Aplicação à linguística histórica do galego, poruguês, espanhol e inglês
           / Corpus based metrics for measuring distances between languages. Application to historical linguistics of Galician, Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Where: Teleconference,
……….Faculty of informatics (UPV/EHU) Ada Lovelace room
Date: October 29, 2020, Thursday,  18:30
Author: José Ramom Pichel
Supervisors: Iñaki Alegria […]

HAP/LAP Master Theses (2020-09-21 and 22)

The following master theses will be presented next week.
Date: September 21 and 22
Place: Ada Lovelace room

Day/ Time

Sep. 21

Garcia Montero, Eneritz
Arantza del Pozo-Echezarreta

Itziar Gonzalez-Dios
Coping with Data Scarcity: First Steps towards Word Expansion for a Chatbot in the Urban transportation Domain

Sep 21

Lima Lopez, Salvador
Montse Cuadros

Olatz Pérez de Viñaspre
Towards Orthographic and Grammatical Clinical Text Correction: a First […]

PhD Thesis: Unsupervised Machine Translation (Mikel Artetxe, 2020/07/29)

Title:  Unsupervised Machine Translation
           / Itzulpen automatiko gainbegiratu gabea

Non: Teleconference: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/b22b606d9ae74bc5b3e067821c897617
Faculty of informatics (UPV/EHU) Ada Lovelace room
Date: July 29, 2020, Wednesday,  11:00
Author: Mikel Artetxe Zurutuza 
Supervisors: Eneko Agirre & Gorka Labaka
Languages:  Basque (motivation, state of the art)  and English (second half, papers, conclusions, ~11:30…)




The advent of neural sequence-to-sequence models has led to impressive […]

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.

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

The winners of Mitxelena Awards 2018

Title: […]

PhD Thesis: Computational Model for Semantic Textual Similarity (I. San Vicente, 2019/03/11)

Title: Multilingual Sentiment Analysis in Social Media
Author: Iñaki San Vicente
Supervisors: German Rigau  / Rodrigo Agerri (Ixa Group)
Date: Mars 11, 2019, Monday


The main goal of this thesis was to research on Multilingual Sentiment Analysis in order to develop a social media monitor on specific topics. The most relevant contributions are listed below:

Improvement of the state […]

2 master-theses today (2019-02-25, 16:00)

Date: February 25th
Place: Ada Lovelace room

Izenburua / Title:  Clinical report multi-label classification using the international classification of diseases (ICD-10)
Egilea / Author: Jorge Pérez
Tutoreak / Supervisors: Alicia Pérez & Arantza Casillas

Izenburua / Title:  Building a dialogue system for question-answer forum websites (defence in Basque)
Egilea / Author: Jon Ander Campos
Tutoreak / Supervisors: Eneko Agirre & Arantxa Otegi



“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 theses (2017-09-26)

Master HAP/LAP  —  EMLCT master
Master thesis defences


Izenburua / Title: Automatic Generation of Named Entity Taggers Leveraging Parallel Corpora
Egilea / Author: Yi-Ling Chung (EMLCT)
Tutoreak / Supervirors: Rodrigo Agerri and German Rigau


Izenburua / Title: Dialect normalisation with deep learning-based automatic speech recognition
Egilea / Author: Mahsa Vafaie (EMLCT)
Tutoreak / Supervirors: Inma Hernaez, Josef Van Genabith
Izenburua / Title: Mapping […]

PhD Thesis: Computational Model for Semantic Textual Similarity (A. Gonzalez, 2017/07/07)

Title: Computational Model for Semantic Textual Similarity
Author: Aitor Gonzalez-Agirre
Supervisors: German Rigau i Claramunt  / Eneko Agirre Bengoa (Ixa Group)
Date: July 7, 2017, Friday
Time: 11:00
Where:  Faculty of Informatics, Ada Lovelace Room (UPV/EHU)


The goal is to advance on computational models of meaning and their evaluation. We define two tasks: Semantic Textual Similarity (STS) and […]

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