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Koldo Mitxelena award for PhD theses to Arantxa Otegi

Our colleague Arantxa Otegi won last Janaury the III. Koldo MItxelena Award for PhD Theses organized by Euskaltzaindia (the Academy of Basque Language) and the University of the Basque Country.

CONGRATULATIONS Arantxa!

Congratulations to her supervisors (Xabier Arregi and Eneko Agirre).

The title of this thesis is ‘Expansion for information retrieval: contribution of word sense disambiguation and […]

Ixa Group at the kick-off meeting of the NewsReader Project

Ixa Group is one of the five partners in the consortium of the NewsReader Project  (EU FP7 programme, grant 316404,  Jan.2013 – Dec.2015) that was presented on Wednesday 23 January at VU University Amsterdam. These are the five partners in the consortium:

VU University Amsterdam
The University of the Basque Country
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
LexisNexis
ScraperWiki

The volume of news data is […]

Talk. Dan Jurafsky. Extracting many kinds of meaning from text and speech. (2011/09/13)

Speaker: Professor  Dan Jurafsky (Stanford University).
Date: September 13, 2011
Time: 16:00
Where: Computer Science Faculty

Title: Extracting many kinds of meaning from text and speech.
Abstract:
Understanding natural language, while one of the oldest goals of artificial intelligence, is immensely difficult because language expresses so many kinds of meanings, embedded as it is in the rich social […]

A new European Project: PATHS

IXA Group is participating with other 5 partners in a new European project: PATHS (2010-2012).
The PATHS project (Personalised Access To cultural Heritage Spaces)  primarily addresses objective ICT-2009.4.1: Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation. It relates to target outcome (d), adaptive cultural experiences, by creating personalised views of various forms of cultural expression, adapting these views to […]