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LT|22 February 2024
LREC-COLING 2004 accepts 6 papers from LT members

The LREC 2024 Conference has accepted 6 papers  co-authored by LT members

Ahmad Shallouf, Hanna Herasimchyk, Mikhail Salnikov, Rudy Garrido Veliz, Natia Mestvirishvili, Alexander Panchenko, Chris Biemann and Irina Nikishina: End-to-End Open Domain Comparative Question Answering
System  Punyajoy Saha, Aalok Agrawal, Abhik Jana, Chris Biemann and Animesh Mukherjee: On Zero-Shot Counterspeech...
Veranstaltung|26 October 2023
Participation in ERC Synergy Grant CultCryo

Whether in logistics, science or air conditioning in the home - the possibility of artificial cooling has a fundamental influence on the world we live in. Yet this "artificial cryosphere" and its consequences, for example for climate change, have hardly been researched to date. The ERC project "CultCryo" aims to change that. It is investigating how the infrastructure of artificial cooling on the...

Publication|23 October 2023
Paper Accepted in Language Resources and Evaluation (LREV)

The following paper has been accepted and available online in Language Resources & Evaluation:

Anwar, S., Shelmanov, A., Arefyev, N., Panchenko, A., Biemann, C. (2023). Text augmentation for semantic frame induction and parsing. Language Resources & Evaluation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10579-023-09679-8. (link)

Abstract: Semantic frames are formal structures describing situations, actions or...

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 award for the best master's thesis goes to Florian Schneider for his thesis 'Self-supervised...

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...