Photo: alt left
Language Technology


Atom-feed of current news
UHH|8 July 2019

Our new article on local-global graphclustering with Watset has just been accepted for the September issue of the Computational Linguistics journal:

Dmitry Ustalov, Alexander Panchenko, Chris Biemann and Simone Paolo Ponzetto (2019): Watset: Local-Global Graph Clustering with Applications in Sense and Frame Induction. Posted Online June 25, 2019,  (link)


Verwaltung|3 July 2019

The 20th Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH2019) accepted the following paper from our lab :

Benjamin Milde and Chris Biemann, "SparseSpeech: Unsupervised Acoustic Unit Discovery with Memory-Augmented Sequence Autoencoders "

A preprint version of the paper is available here

Verwaltung|12 June 2019

Seven papers in different categories from LT co-authors have been accepted for publication at ACL 2019, the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, and the premier conference of the field. The conference will take place in Florence, Italy, where the Moscateers roam, from July 28th through August 2nd, 2019.

Full papers:

Friedrich, M., Köhn, A., Wiedemann, G., Biemann,...
Verwaltung|9 April 2019

In this year's SemEval 2019 Task 2 on Unsupervised Lexical Semantic Frame Induction (, the first two places go to teams involvind LT members:

The system by Arefyev et al. 2019 [1], which won subtask A and was pronounced best system overall The system by Anwar et al. 2019 [2], which won subtask B.1, placed second overall



Verwaltung|5 April 2019

In June, the LT group will present the following papers in Minne-state-of-the-art:

Fischer, T., Remus, S and Biemann, C (2019): LT Expertfinder: An Evaluation Framework for Expert Finding Methods. Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2019 (Demo Track), Minneapolis, MN, USA Kutuzov, A., Dorgham, M., Oliynyk, O., Panchenko, A. and Biemann, C. (2019): Learning Graph Embeddings from WordNet-based Similarity...
UHH|1 April 2019

Dr. Alexander Panchenko has physically left the LT group to start his appointment as an assistant professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SKOLTECH) in Moscow, Russia.

Congratulations! We'll stay in touch!

Verwaltung|14 January 2019

GermEval is a series of shared task evaluation campaigns that focus on Natural Language Processing for the German language. The workshop of this shared task will be held in conjunction with the Conference on Natural Language Processing KONVENS 2019 in Erlangen/Nürnberg.

LT organizing a shared task on hierarchical classification of blurbs (short text book descriptions) into genres within the...

UHH|14 November 2018

Universität Hamburg was able to score 4 Clusters of Excellence in the 2018 DFG Exzellenzinitiative. The LT group is taking part in CliCCS: Climate, Climatic Change, and Society

The CliCCS research cluster aims to strengthen social and economic basic research on climate change and the interdisciplinary research cooperation of natural and social sciences. Organizational partners include Universität...

Verwaltung|26 September 2018
DFG funds JOIN-T 2 project "Joining graph- and vector-based sense representations for semantic end-user information access"

In recent years, research in Natural Language Processing (NLP) has led to major breakthroughs in language understanding. Computational semantics is one of the key areas in NLP, and accordingly a plethora of work focused on the representations of machine-readable knowledge...

UHH|21 September 2018
Together with a team from TU Wien, LT group won the GermEval 2018 shared task on offensive language detection in Twitter