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The Basque WordNet semantic dictionary is a "public resource" now

Machines need computing tools that are more powerful than conventional dictionaries for tasks like information extraction, disambiguation of word meanings, etc. This is in fact the function of the Euskal WordNet application —developed by the IXA Group (UPV/EHU)— which can already be consulted and downloaded free of charge.

This is the first Lexical Knowledge Base (LKB) […]

Seminar: 'The Lexikoaren Behatokia project' & 'Enriching EDBL with Hiztegi Batua' (12/11/2013)

Topics : The Lexikoaren Behatokia project (X. Artola) + Enriching EDBL with Hiztegi Batua (Gorka Labaka – Xabier Artola)
Speakers: Xabier Artola and Gorka Labaka
Day: December 11th 2013, Wednesday

The Basque language academy, Euskaltzaindia, launched in 2008 the Lexikoaren Behatokia project (“The Lexicon Observatory”), led by Andoni Sagarna. The objective of the project was to create a […]

Arbel digitala: a tool for writing verses in Basque is on line

Three members of the IXA Group (Manex Agirrezabal, Bertol Arrieta and Iñaki Alegria), in collaboration with the Association of Friends of Bertsolaritza (AFB, Bertsozale Elkartea) have developed a new product named Arbel digitala to train verse-makers, including language technology tools and verse-making. This new product was presented last January in the Koldo Mitxelena Library by […]

Seminar. First steps towards Quechua's processing. (2012/11/15)

Hugo and Richard visiting Aholab in Bilbao.

Speakers: Hugo Quispe and  Richard Castro (Universidad UNSAAC of Cusco, Peru),
………………Olatz Arregi,  Xabier Artola eta  Kepa Sarasola (Ixa Group)
Title: Primera aproximación al procesamiento automático del Quechua
………(First steps towards Quechua’s processing.)
Date: November 15, 2012, Thursday
Time: 16:00–17:00
Where: Computer Science Faculty, Room 3.2

Abstract

El Quechua (Runa Simi) como lengua oriunda […]

TALK. A. Kilgarriff: Getting to Know Your Corpus (2012/11/09)

Speaker: Adam Kilgarriff (Lexical Computing Ltd., Brighton)
Title: Getting to Know Your Corpus.
Date: November 7, 2012, Wednesday
Time: 16:00
Where: Computer Science Faculty, Room 3.2

Abstract

Corpora are not easy to get a handle on. The usual way of getting to grips with text is to read it, but corpora are mostly too big to read (and not designed to be […]

BerbaTek project's results and demos.

BerbaTek is a recently finished strategic research project with a duration of three years (2009-2011) funded by the Industry Department of the Basque Government.In order to carry out the project, a consortium was created which was made up of the Elhuyar Foundation, the IXA and Aholab research groups of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, […]

Talk. Tegau Andrews. An overview of Welsh language technologies. (2011/11/02)

Ixa Group has often collaborated with Bangor University in the development of language technology for less resourced languages. Mainly for Basque and Welsh and in the frame of SALTMIL.
Briony Williams, Delith Prys and Gruff Prys are our Welsh contacts.
Tegau Andrews from Bangor University will be with us next week, and we have programmed this talk:

Speaker: […]

Mitxelena Awards for PhD theses: Maite Oronoz eta Larraitz Uria

 

Our colleague Maite Oronoz won last Monday the II. Koldo MItxelena Award for PhD Theses organized by Euskaltzaindia (the Academy of Basque Language) and  the University of the Basque Country.

CONGRATULATIONS Maite!

Besides, our colleague Larraitz Uria’s PhD thesis was also nominated for this award.

Both theses face language error detection. Maite’s thesis deals with it from a […]

40th anniversary of the Centro de Lingüística Aplicada in Santiago de Cuba.

In January Iñaki Alegria  participated in the XII Simposium de Comunicación Social organized by Centro de Lingüística Aplicada (CLA) in Santiago de Cuba.

The title of his course was:

“Computational Morphology: trends, finite-states and open-source”
(Evolución de la morfología computacional: nuevas posibilidades)

Foma, the application developed by Mans Hulden (University of Helsinki), was the main tool used in this […]

Roser Morante's talk: Modality and negation in natural language processing (2011/02/23)

Speaker: Roser Morante
Senior researcher on the BIOGRAPH project led by Walter Daelemans.
 CLiPS-Computational Linguistics research group
University of Antwerp,
Date: February 23, 2010
Time: 16:00
Where: Computer Science Faculty, Meeting room (batzar aretoa) .
Modality […]