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Eneko Agirre awarded by Google Research

Google Faculty Research Awards 2018 were published in March. Eneko Agirre was awarded with a Google’s Faculty Research Award after its annual open call for proposals on computer science and related topics including quantum computing, machine learning, algorithms and theory, natural language processing and more. Google  received 910 proposals covering 40 countries and over 320 universities. After expert reviews and committee discussions, they decided to fund 158 projects, twelve of then related to Natural Language Processing. (See: Google Faculty Research Awards 2018)

Eneko will expend the $80.000 prize in research on “Accessing FAQ and CQA sites via dialogue

This is not his first Google award, he received another one in 2015 to work on “Learning Interlingual Representations of Words and Concepts.

The methods that support this kind of research are taught in Eneko Agirre’s course in the Master “Language Analysis and Processing” at the Faculty of Informatics of the University of the Basque Country in Donostia.


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