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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 […]

Invited talk: 'Computational Semantics and Pragmatics' (Rodolfo DelMonte, 2011/01/17,18

Speaker: Rodolfo Delmonte, (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy).
Date: January 17 and 18, 2011
Time: 16:00 – 19:30
Where: Computer Science Faculty

ABSTRACT
These two sessions cover some of the most important aspects of Computational Semantics and Pragmatics including:
* Lexical Representations and Argument Structure
* Parsing with constituency or dependency structure
* Co-reference resolution
* Underspecified arguments
* Argumentative structure, subjectivity, […]

Jon Patrick 's invited talk: 'Medical NLP and Engineering. An NLP Workbench for it' (2010/02/12)

Speaker: Jon Patrick (University of Sydney)
Date: February 12, 2010
Time: 16:00
Where: Computer Science Faculty, room 3.17 .

NLP systems for use in medical applications bring new problems not considered by classical methods. Broadly speaking medical texts have three genres: published papers, clinical reports, clinical notes.

Information Extraction (IE) and Questions Answering (AQ) are the most common needs for […]