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Publication|11 June 2021
Interspeech 2021 Show&Tell Session accepted two LT demos

The 22nd Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH2021) has accepted the following two Show&Tell submissions and system demonstrations from the LT group:

"MoM: Minutes of Meeting Bot", Benjamin Milde, Tim Fischer, Steffen Remus, Chris Biemann "Live Subtitling for BigBlueButton with Open-Source Software", Robert Geislinger, Benjamin Milde, Timo Baumann,...
Publication|11 March 2021
NAACL 2021 accepts Two LT papers

The 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies  (NAACL-HLT 2021), has accepted the following papers from the LT group:

Sian Gooding, Ekaterina Kochmar, Seid Muhie Yimam and Chris Biemann (2021): Word Complexity is in the Eye of the Beholder. The 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for...
Publication|19 February 2021
EACL 2021 Demo Session accepts three LT papers

The 2021 Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), the prime European NLP conference, has accepted the following three demo papers with involvement from the LT group:

Marlo Haering, Jakob Smedegaard Andersen, Chris Biemann, Wiebke Loosen, Benjamin Milde, Tim Pietz, Christian Stöcker, Gregor Wiedemann, Olaf Zukunft and Walid Maalej (2021): Forum...
Verwaltung|21 January 2021
BMBF funds interdisciplinary project D-WISE on Digital Sociological Discourse Analysis
BMBF funds D-WISE project: Digitale Wissenssoziologische Diskursanalyse

Digital texts and images shape contemporary conceptions of the world and are essential for discourse-analytical research approaches. These are among the central, qualitative research questions in the Humanities. Despite the constantly growing number of relevant digital and multimodal discourse sources, digital humanities (DH)...

Verwaltung|4 January 2021
DFG funds project continuation on comparative argument mining
DFG funds second phase of ACQUA project

In this project, we will continue our research on comparative arguments. Our goal is to refine our technology for answering comparative questions in general with reasonable coverage.

In the second project phase, we plan to (1) strengthen the connection of knowledge bases and textual evidence as sources for argumentative answers on comparative questions, to...

LT|2 December 2020
A paper accepted at AAAI 2021

The "Thirty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI2021)" accepted the following paper:

Binny Mathew ( IIT Kharagpur), Punyajoy Saha ( IIT Kharagpur), Seid Muhie Yimam ( Universität Hamburg), Chris Biemann (Universität Hamburg), Pawan Goyal ( IIT Kharagpur) and Animesh Mukherjee ( IIT Kharagpur),  "HateXplain: A Benchmark Dataset for Explainable Hate Speech Detection" Abstract


LT|23 October 2020
NLP Master project entitled „BigBlueButton video conference transcription and keyword lookup extension" from LT group won EXPO 2020
Congratulations to Fabian Rausch and Felix Welter

Fabian Rausch and Felix Welter, who are currently participating in the "Master project Web Interfaces for Language Processing Systems" of the summer semester 2020, have won the EXPO 2020 ( 

Title of the project: BigBlueButton transcription and information lookup




LT|1 October 2020
Two papers accepted at COLING 2020

The 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2020) accepted the following papers:

Seid Muhie Yimam, Hizkiel Mitiku Alemayehu, Abinew Ayele and Chris Biemann,  "Exploring Amharic Sentiment Analysis from Social Media Texts: Building Annotation Tools and Classification Models", long paper Alina Karakanta, Supratik Bhattacharya, Shravan Nayak, Timo Baumann, Matteo Negri and...
LT|2 September 2020
Paper accepted at ISWC 2020

The 19th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2020) accepted the following paper:

Banerjee, D., Chaudhuri, D., Dubey, M., Lehmann, J.,  "PNEL: Pointer Network based End-To-End Entity Linking over Knowledge Graphs"

A pre-print version of the paper is available here and a video presentation is available here.

Verwaltung|7 August 2020
A paper accepted at INTERSPEECH 2020 main conference

The 21th Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH2020) accepted the following paper from our lab :

Benjamin Milde and Chris Biemann, "Improving Unsupervised Sparsespeech Acoustic Models with Categorical Reparameterization"

A preprint version of the paper is available here