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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.
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)...