Open Post-Doc position on political text understanding

We are looking to hire a full-time post-doc (E13 100%) at the Data and Web Science group of the University of Mannheim to work on natural language understanding of political texts - see [1] for an overview of the research area. The successful candidate will contribute to projects B6 and C4 of the ...

Paper accepted at SemEval 2019: Unsupervised Frame Induction using Contextualized Word Embeddings

The paper “HHMM at SemEval-2019 Task 2: Unsupervised Frame Induction using Contextualized Word Embeddings” by Saba Anwar, Dmitry Ustalov, Nikolay Arefyev, Chris Biemann, Simone Paolo Ponzetto, and Alexander Panchenko has been accepted for publication at SemEval 2019. Abstract: We present our ...

Article accepted at Computational Linguistics: Watset: Local-Global Graph Clustering with Applications in Sense and Frame Induction

The article “Watset: Local-Global Graph Clustering with Applications in Sense and Frame Induction” by Dmitry Ustalov, Alexander Panchenko, Chris Biemann, and Simone Paolo Ponzetto has been accepted for publication at the Computational Linguistics (CL) journal by MIT Press. Abstract: We present a ...

Graeme Hirst is Visiting Professor at the DWS Group

Prof. Graeme Hirst from the University of Toronto is visiting the DWS Group during March. Graeme is well known for his work on natural language processing. He will work with PhD students from the AI and the NLP Area on advanced methods for argumentation analysis in natural language texts. For more ...

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New DFG Project on joining graph- and vector-based sense representations for semantic end-user information access

We are happy to announce that the Deutsche Forschungs­gemeinschaft accepted our proposal for extending a joint research project on hybrid semantic representations together with our friends and colleagues of the Language Technology Group of the University of Hamburg. The project, titled „Joining ...

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Paper accepted at EMNLP 2018

Our long paper submission „Investigating the Role of Argumentation in the Rhetorical Analysis of Scientific Publications with Neural Multi-Task Learning Models " (Anne Lauscher, Goran Glavaš, Kai Eckert, and Simone Paolo Ponzetto) got accepted at the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in ...

Paper accepted at COLING 2018

The position paper „Automatic Assessment of Conceptual Text Complexity Using Knowledge Graphs“ by Sanja Štajner and Ioana Hulpus has been accepted at the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2018), the premier international conference on Computational Linguistics. 

JCDL 2018 - Vannevar Bush Best Paper Award

Our paper „Entity-Aspect Linking: Providing Fine-Grained Semantics of Entities in Context“ has recently won the Vannevar Bush best paper award at the 2018 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), the top conference in the field of digital libraries! The work, coauthored by Federico Nanni, ...

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Papers accepted at ACL 2018

We have three papers to be presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018), the premier international conference on Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. Two short papers prepared in collaboration with our colleagues from the ...

Lydia Weiland has defended her PhD thesis

Lydia Weiland has successfully defended her PhD thesis on „Understanding the Message of Images“ today.