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Verwaltung|14 January 2019

GermEval is a series of shared task evaluation campaigns that focus on Natural Language Processing for the German language. The workshop of this shared task will be held in conjunction with the Conference on Natural Language Processing KONVENS 2019 in Erlangen/Nürnberg.

LT organizing a shared task on hierarchical classification of blurbs (short text book descriptions) into genres within the...

UHH|14 November 2018

Universität Hamburg was able to score 4 Clusters of Excellence in the 2018 DFG Exzellenzinitiative. The LT group is taking part in CliCCS: Climate, Climatic Change, and Society

The CliCCS research cluster aims to strengthen social and economic basic research on climate change and the interdisciplinary research cooperation of natural and social sciences. Organizational partners include Universität...

Verwaltung|26 September 2018
DFG funds JOIN-T 2 project "Joining graph- and vector-based sense representations for semantic end-user information access"

In recent years, research in Natural Language Processing (NLP) has led to major breakthroughs in language understanding. Computational semantics is one of the key areas in NLP, and accordingly a plethora of work focused on the representations of machine-readable knowledge...

UHH|21 September 2018
Together with a team from TU Wien, LT group won the GermEval 2018 shared task on offensive language detection in Twitter
Verwaltung|6 August 2018
Two demo papers accepted at EMNLP 2018 main conference

The 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018) accepted the following demo papers from our lab :

Seid Muhie Yimam and Chris Biemann: Demonstrating Par4Sem - a Semantic Writing Aid with Adaptive Paraphrasing Gregor Wiedemann, Seid Muhie Yimam and Chris Biemann:  A Multilingual Information Extraction...
UHH|17 July 2018
Language Technology group is involved in organization of the special issue of the Natural Language Engineering journal on informing neural architectures for NLP with linguistic and background knowledge.
UHH|12 July 2018
A paper on "Unsupervised Semantic Frame Induction using Triclustering" was accepted for publication at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics in Melbourne, Australia.
Verwaltung|12 June 2018

The LT group together with the Bucerius Law School presented the results of their collaboration in a live interview at the CeBit 2018. Eugen Ruppert and our student Phillip Sittig were interviewed with our collaborator Dirk Hartung in the IBM Livestudio.

We talked about our LawStats project, where we do large-scale analysis of German court decisions (BGH). The other invited speakers were Stefan...

UHH|7 June 2018

Our new article showcasing how distributional semantics helps in extending tokenization to more meaningful units is scheduled to appear in the September issue of the Computational Linguistics journal:

Martin Riedl and Chris Biemann (2018): Using Semantics for Granularities of Tokenization. Computational Linguistics Vol. 44, No. 3, September 2018 (link)


Verwaltung|4 June 2018

The 19th Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH2018) accepted the following paper from our lab :

Benjamin Milde and Chris Biemann, "Unspeech: Unsupervised Speech Context Embeddings"

A preprint version of the paper is available at: