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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. To appear.

was accepted at CIKM 2017.

The paper builds on the MA thesis of...

Verwaltung|1 September 2017

The IJCNLP 2017 conference in Taipei, Taiwan accepted our short paper:

Seid Muhie Yimam, Sanja Štajner, Martin Riedl, and Chris Biemann: CWIG3G2 - Complex Word Identification Task across Three Text Genres and Two User Groups

IJCNLP is a prestigious conference in the area of natural language processing.
Supported by the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP),
IJCNLP 2017 is being...

Verwaltung|5 July 2017
Volkswagen Foundation funds extension for new/s/leak project

In order to increase usability of our software prototype and to perform extensions to better access content, the VW Foundation has funded an extension to the new/s/leak project.

During the next months, we will extend our leak document collection browsing tool "new/s/leak" together with our application partner, DER SPIEGEL.

Blog: http://w...

Verwaltung|5 July 2017
BMBF funds BIMDANUBE project

In this project, we will establish  new network of excellence on biomedical information management among the Danube States. The objective of the network is to strengthen collaboration among innovative ICT institutions and SMEs of the region, in accordance with the goals of the EU Horizon 2020 ICT agenda. The network is going to serve as a research infrastructure for...

Verwaltung|3 July 2017

The EMNLP 2017 conference in Copenhagen accepted our demo paper:

Alexander Panchenko, Fide Marten, Eugen Ruppert, Stefano Faralli, Dmitry Ustalov, Simone Paolo Ponzetto and Chris Biemann: Unsupervised & Knowledge-Free & Interpretable Word Sense Disambiguation

The paper partially builds on the MA thesis of Fide Marten.

Verwaltung|10 May 2017

Chris Biemann is speaking at the first meeting of Hamburg AI.

See you at Mindspace, Rödingsmarkt 9!


18:00 Mingle & Drinks
18:30 Official opening/City.AI Introduction
18:35 Machine Learning for Recommender Systems in the Job Market - Fabian Abel, Director Data Science, XING AG
19:00 A Cognitive Computing Approach to Language Technology - Prof. Dr. Chris Biemann, University of Hamburg