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Verwaltung|12 December 2017
Five papers accepted at LREC

The LREC 2018 conference has accepted 5 papers co-authored by LT members:

Alexander Panchenko, Eugen Ruppert, Stefano Faralli, Simone Paolo Ponzetto and Chris Biemann: Building a Web-Scale Dependency-Parsed Corpus from CommonCrawl Alexander Panchenko, Dmitry Ustalov, Stefano Faralli, Simone Paolo Ponzetto and Chris Biemann: Improving Hypernymy Extraction with...
Verwaltung|7 December 2017

We are happy to announce to host the 1st Workshop on Biomedical Information Management: Challenges and Open Problems at the Univeristy of Hamburg on 19&20 Feb. 2018. For details see the following announcement:


Call for Abstracts and Participation

1st Workshop on Biomedical Information Management: Challenges and Open Problems
Date: February 19/20, 2018
Location: Hamburg, Germany

Important dates:

Verwaltung|16 November 2017
BWfG funds project on user comments in the "" initiative

Our project titled "Forum 4.0 - Maschinelle Analyse, Aggregation und Visualisierung von Nutzerkommentaren" has been selected for funding by BWfG. See the full list of projects in the first round of

The project will last for three years and is conducted between the following partners: Walid Maalej (speaker, UHH)...

Verwaltung|9 November 2017
LT group is invlolved in the organization of a shared task on word sense induction and disambiguation for the Russian language: The participants need to cluster occurrences of the words according to their senses.
Research|27 October 2017
LT group released DepCC, a new large dependency parsed corpus which was constructed from the web crawls of the CommonCrawl project. DepCC is the largest to date linguistically analyzed corpus in English including 365 million documents, composed of 252 billion tokens and 7.5 billion of named entity occurrences in 14.3 billion sentences from a web-scale crawl. We demonstrated the utility of this...
Verwaltung|10 October 2017
DFG funds ACQUA project

In this project, we will conduct research on comparative arguments. Our goal is a technology for answering comparative questions in general with reasonable coverage.

To reach this goal, we propose a new approach involving several stages: (1) understanding comparative questions by users, (2) retrieving comparative argumentative structures relevant to a question from a...

Research|11 September 2017

Together with the Language Technology Lab (LTL) from the Universität Duisburg-Essen, we are hosting the GermEval 2017 Shared Task on Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis. In this shared task, we utilize the data, which we annotated as part of the ABSA-DB project with the Deutsche Bahn Fernverkehr AG.

The shared task has the largest dataset among all tasks on Sentiment Analysis. It consits of four...

International|8 September 2017

Our collaboration partner Animesh Mukherjee from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur was selected for the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship by the Humboldt Foundation.

Animesh will spend a total time of 12 months at LT in Hamburg, split into three visits in the next three years, starting in August 2018. We will continue our successful collaboration [1,2] on tracking word...

Verwaltung|6 September 2017

We are happy to announce the start of a new project named "BIMDANUBE: Network of Excellence on Biomedical Information Management in the Danube Region"

In this project, we establish a network of excellence on biomedical information management among some of the Danube States (Germany, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina), and we strive to extend the initiative to multiple European countries.


Verwaltung|6 September 2017

The paper

Steffen Remus, Manuel Kaufmann, Kathrin Ballweg, Tatiana von Landesberger, and Chris Biemann. 2017. Storyfinder: Personalized Knowledge Base Construction and Management by Browsing the Web. In Proceedings of the 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. Singapore, Singapore. pp. 2519-2522 (preprint-pdf, website)

was accepted at CIKM 2017.

The paper...