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Verwaltung|12 June 2019

Seven papers in different categories from LT co-authors have been accepted for publication at ACL 2019, the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, and the premier conference of the field. The conference will take place in Florence, Italy, where the Moscateers roam, from July 28th through August 2nd, 2019.

Full papers:

Friedrich, M., Köhn, A., Wiedemann, G., Biemann,...
Verwaltung|9 April 2019

In this year's SemEval 2019 Task 2 on Unsupervised Lexical Semantic Frame Induction (, the first two places go to teams involvind LT members:

The system by Arefyev et al. 2019 [1], which won subtask A and was pronounced best system overall The system by Anwar et al. 2019 [2], which won subtask B.1, placed second overall



Verwaltung|5 April 2019

In June, the LT group will present the following papers in Minne-state-of-the-art:

Fischer, T., Remus, S and Biemann, C (2019): LT Expertfinder: An Evaluation Framework for Expert Finding Methods. Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2019 (Demo Track), Minneapolis, MN, USA Kutuzov, A., Dorgham, M., Oliynyk, O., Panchenko, A. and Biemann, C. (2019): Learning Graph Embeddings from WordNet-based Similarity...
UHH|1 April 2019

Dr. Alexander Panchenko has physically left the LT group to start his appointment as an assistant professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SKOLTECH) in Moscow, Russia.

Congratulations! We'll stay in touch!

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.