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LT|21 September 2023
GSCL master's thesis award 2023 goes to Florian Schneider

Every two years the German Society for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics (GSCL) awards the best bachelor and master thesis. At the German Conference on Natural Language Processing, KONVENS 2023 in Ingolstadt,  two master's thesis finalists were invited to present their thesis.

This year's nomination for the best master's thesis goes to Florian Schneider for his thesis...

LT|17 July 2023
Two papers accepted at ECAI 2023

The '26th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence' (ECAI 2023) accepted the following papers:

"Using Self-Supervised Dual Constraint Contrastive Learning for Cross-modal Retrieval" - Xintong Wang, Xiaoyu Li, Liang Ding, Sanyuan Zhao, and Chris Biemann

Abstract: In this work, we present a self-supervised dual constraint contrastive method for efficiently fine-tuning the vision-language...

LT|9 May 2023
Two papers accepted at ACL 2023

The 'The 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics' (ACL 2023) accepted the following demo paper and short findings paper respectively:

"The D-WISE Tool Suite: Multi-Modal Machine-Learning-Powered Tools Supporting and Enhancing Digital Discourse Analysis" - Florian Schneider, Tim Fischer, Fynn Petersen-Frey, Isabel Eiser, Gertraud Koch and Chris Biemann

Abstract: This...

LT|15 February 2023
CodeAnno accepted for EACL System Demonstrations

The CodeAnno demo paper was accepted for the The 17th Conference of the European Chapter
of the Association for Computational Linguistics (System Demonstrations Track):

Schneider, F., Yimam S.M., Petersen-Frey , F., Biemann, C., von Nordheim, G., Kleinen-von Königslöw, K., (2023): CodeAnno: Extending WebAnno with Hierarchical Document Level Annotation and Automation. The 17th Conference of the...
LT|1 September 2022
LT Group will co-organize the AfriSenti-SemEval shared task (Task 12)

LT Group, in collaboration with Masakhane, HausaNLP (Nigeria), ICT4D Research group (Ethiopia), and other researchers working on low-resource NLP, will organize the first AfriSenti-SemEval shared task (Task 12).

The AfriSenti-SemEval Shared Task 12 is based on a collection of Twitter datasets in 13 African languages for sentiment classification. It consists of three sub-tasks. Participants can...

LT|8 July 2022
New Book on Text Mining

The second edition of the German standard textbook on Text Mining. "Wissensrohstoff Text", finally has entered the bookstores.

The book, authored by Chris Biemann, Gerhard Heyer and Uwe Quasthoff, provides a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals and applications of text mining, illustrated with many examples and sample applications. It is targeted at students of computer science...

LT|7 July 2022
Student group receives UHH excellence funding

Ali Ebrahimi Pourasad, Daniel Djahangir, Robert Geislinger and Deniz Gül were selected to receive the prestigious and competitive funding from the University's program for student research groups, which is implemented as part of the excellence strategy at the University of Hamburg for supporting promising student research activities with up to 10.000 Eur.

Ali, Daniel, Robert and Deniz receive the...

LT|20 June 2022
Best Student Paper Award at DESRIST 2022

As a part of the INSTANT project, the LT Group collaborated with the WISTS Group on the topic of utilising AI in the area of online customer service, and as a result the following paper won the Best Student Paper award at DESRIST 2022 :

"Let’s Team Up with AI! Toward a Hybrid Intelligence System for Online Customer Service" - Mathis Poser, Christina Wiethof, Debayan Banerjee, Varun Shankar,...
LT|14 June 2022
LT goes beyond research, glorious success in Cricket

Cricket which is a very popular sport in England, India, Australia, etc., is becoming quite popular in Europe as well.  Abhik Jana, a member of LT is also a regular member of one of the cricket clubs in Hamburg, namely THCC Rot-Gelb.  On 12th June (2022), THCC Rot-Gelb finishes NDCV T20 Regionalliga 2022 as the winner and Abhik Jana as a core member of this winning team finishes the league as the...

Publication|26 April 2022
A Paper Accepted at Semantic Web Journal

The following survey paper is accepted for the special issue ' Deep Learning and Knowledge Graphs' of Semantic Web Journal:

Sevgili, Ö., Shelmanov, A., Arkhipov, M., Panchenko, A., Biemann, C. (2022): Neural entity linking: A survey of models based on deep learning, Semantic Web Journal, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 527-570, IOS Press (2022), doi:10.3233/SW-222986. (link)

Abstract: This survey presents a...