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Publication|26 April 2022
A Paper Accepted at Semantic Web Journal

The following survey paper is accepted for the special issue ' Deep Learning and Knowledge Graphs' of Semantic Web Journal:

Sevgili, Ö., Shelmanov, A., Arkhipov, M., Panchenko, A., Biemann, C. (2022): Neural entity linking: A survey of models based on deep learning, Semantic Web Journal, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 527-570, IOS Press (2022), doi:10.3233/SW-222986. (link)

Abstract: This survey presents a...

Publication|6 April 2022
Four papers accepted at LREC 2022

The ' 13th Edition of its Language Resources and Evaluation Conference - LREC 2022' has accepted the following papers:

Meriem Beloucif, Seid Muhie Yimam, Steffen Stahlhacke and Chris Biemann (2022): Elvis vs. M. Jackson: Who has More Albums? Classification and Identification of Elements in Comparative Questions Debjoy Saha, Shravan Nayak and Timo Baumann (2022): Merkel Podcast Corpus: A...
Publication|1 April 2022
Two Papers Accepted at SIGIR 2022

The '45th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval' accepted the following demo and short papers respectively:

"Golden Retriever: A Real-Time Multi-Modal Text-Image Retrieval System with the Ability to Focus" -  Florian Schneider , Chris Biemann 

Abstract: In this work, we present the Golden Retriever, a system leveraging state-of-the-art...

Publication|24 February 2022
A Paper Accepted at ACL 2022

The ‘60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2022)’ accepted the following paper:

LexGLUE: A Benchmark Dataset for Legal Language Understanding in English, Ilias Chalkidis (University of Copenhagen), Abhik Jana (Universität Hamburg), Dirk Hartung (Bucerius Law School - Center for Legal Technology and Data Science), Michael James Bommarito (Michigan State College of...
Betrieb|1 December 2021
House of Computing and Data Science founded

The House of Computing and Data Science (HCDS) was officially founded on December 1, 2021. Under the direction of Chris Biemann, the HCDS enables and shapes the digital transformation of science and the humanities at Universität Hamburg and other scientific institutions in the local region.

Betrieb|1 November 2021
LT member wins the GSCL doctoral thesis award in memory of Wolfgang Hoeppner
LT member wins the 'GSCL doctoral thesis award in memory of Wolfgang Hoeppner'

Seid Muhie Yimam from the LT group wins the 2018-2020 GSCL Award for best Doctoral Thesis in memory of Wolfgang Hoeppner. The prize is split with Thomas Proisl from FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

The prize was awarded in a virtual ceremony on 29.10.2021.

LT|19 October 2021
Angelie Kraft's Master Thesis entitled „Triggering Models: Measuring and Mitigating Bias in German Language Generation" supervised by LT group won EXPO 2021

Angelie Kraft has won the EXPO 2021 with a poster presentation of her recently completed Master's thesis "Triggering Models: Measuring and Mitigating Bias in German Language Generation". Congratulations!!

While large language models can generate plausible and human-like texts, unfortunately, they also reproduce harmful stereotypes and biases.
The thesis explored the issue of gender bias in a...

Publication|18 October 2021
LT's automatic lecture subtitling for German launches university wide at Lecture2Go

The university-wide media plaftform Lecture2Go has integrated LT's automatic lecture subtitling solution for German [1] into their production system! This feature enables any lecturer from Universität Hamburg to automatically subtitle any uploaded media files to the Lecture2Go platform.

LT members started an effort to make Open Source ASR models for German available to the community in 2015 [2,3]...

Publication|11 June 2021
Interspeech 2021 Show&Tell Session accepted two LT demos

The 22nd Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH2021) has accepted the following two Show&Tell submissions and system demonstrations from the LT group:

"MoM: Minutes of Meeting Bot", Benjamin Milde, Tim Fischer, Steffen Remus, Chris Biemann "Live Subtitling for BigBlueButton with Open-Source Software", Robert Geislinger, Benjamin Milde, Timo Baumann,...
Publication|11 March 2021
NAACL 2021 accepts Two LT papers

The 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies  (NAACL-HLT 2021), has accepted the following papers from the LT group:

Sian Gooding, Ekaterina Kochmar, Seid Muhie Yimam and Chris Biemann (2021): Word Complexity is in the Eye of the Beholder. The 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for...