IXA group


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


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

TALK. JM Torres: Text Summarization (2012/11/09)

This week we are going to listen a second talk, on Friday:

Speaker: Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno
Head of research team Natural Language Processing (NLP)
at the Laboratoire Informatique d’Avignon (LIA)
Title: Text Summarization. Resumen automático de documentos: Algoritmos y tendencias futuras
Date: November 9, 2012, Friday
Time: 16:00
Where: Computer Science Faculty, Room 3.2


El Resumen automático de textos es una disciplina del procesamiento […]

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


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 […]

Talk. Martha Palmer: Beyond Shallow Semantics (2012-10-08)

Speaker:  Martha Palmer.  Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado (AEB)

Title: Beyond Shallow Semantics.
Date: October 8, 2012
Time: 16:00-19:00
Where: Computer Science Faculty, Room 3.2



Shallow semantic analyzers, such as semantic role labelers and sense taggers, are increasing in accuracy and becoming commonplace. However, they only provide limited and local representations of words and individual predicate-argument structures. This talk […]

Talk. Atro Voutilainen. Dependency treebank for Finnish (2011/06/08)

Speaker:Atro Voutilainen (University of Helsinki)
Date: June 8, 2011
Time: 11:30
Where: Computer Science Faculty, Room 3.2

Title: Building a dependency treebank and other LRs for Finnish


Research infrastructure FIN-CLARIN

LR web service for R&D
corpora, language models, software, open sourc
FIN-CLARIN project


user needs
grammar definition corpus
a parsebank with dependency syntactic annotation

Tagging […]

Talk. Daniele Pighin. Semantic Structures in Translation Ranking (2011/05/31)

Speaker: Daniele Pighin
Technical University of Catalonia, UPC
Date: May 31, 2011
Time: 11:30
Where: Computer Science Faculty, Room 3.2

Automatic Projection of Semantic Structures:
an Application to Pairwise Translation Ranking

The […]

Talk. Giovanni Semeraro. Information Retrieval and Information Filtering: two battlefields for NLP techniques (2011/05/06)

Speakers:Giovanni Semeraro, Pasquale Lops, Marco de Gemmis
 Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita’ di Bari
Date: May 6, 2011
Time: 16:00
Where: Computer Science Faculty, Room 3.2

  “Information Retrieval and Information Filtering:
Two battlefields for NLP techniques”

Part 1: Introduction to basic […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

Wauter Bosma: 'Contextual salience in query-based summarization' (2010/10/22)

Speaker: Wauter Bosma (Vrieje Universiteit Amsterdam)
Date: Oct 22, 2010
Time: 15:00
Where: Computer Science Faculty, room 2.2 .

Wauter Bosma is currently working as a postdoc on the European KYOTO project (where Ixa group is another partner) at the Vrieje Universiteit Amsterdam . His main research interests are in the area of Natural […]