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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:

UHH|22 May 2018

LT is seeking to fill a PostDoc position. This position does not entail any project duties, but requires 4 hours of teaching per week. We are looking for a recent PostDoc with a strong publication record in NLP/CL who wants to strengthen her/his record for an academic career. Here is the link to the official call (in German). Looking forward to your application by June 24, 2018!

Verwaltung|17 May 2018
A paper accepted at COLING 2018 main conference

The 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2018) accepted the following paper from our lab :

Seid Muhie Yimam and Chris Biemann: Par4Sim -- Adaptive Paraphrasing for Text Simplification
UHH|26 March 2018

New journal articles from LT group members have been published in the last few weeks:

The latest issue of the Journal of Natural Language Engineering features an article describing the main results of the JOIN-T project:

Biemann, C., Faralli, S., Panchenko, A., Ponzetto, S.P. (2018): A framework for enriching lexical semantic resources with distributional semantics. Journal of Natural Language...
UHH|26 February 2018
A new journal article from a member of our group was published this Monday in Social Science Computer Review.