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2014

March 26 Workshop paper accepted: Linked-Data based Domain-Specific Sentiment Lexicons by Gabriela Vulcu, Raul Lario Monje, Mario Munoz, Paul Buitelaar, Carlos A. Iglesias at Linguistic Linked Data Challenge (LREC 2014), Reykjavik, Iceland

March 26 Workshop paper accepted: Generating Linked-Data based Domain-Specific Sentiment Lexicons from Legacy Language and Semantic Resources by Gabriela Vulcu, Paul Buitelaar, Sapna Negi, Bianca Pereira, Mihael Arcan, Barry Coughlan, J. Fernando Sanchez, Carlos A. Iglesias at the LREC workshop ES3LOD, Reykjavik, Iceland

March 26 Conference paper accepted: A Distributional Semantics Approach for Selective Reasoning on Commonsense Graph Knowledge Bases by Andre Freitas, João Carlos Pereira Da Silva, Edward Curry and Paul Buitelaar at NLDB 2014 , Montpellier, France

March 1 Kartik Asooja joins the NLP Unit as a Research Assistant

February 27 Georgeta Bordea gives an invited talk at the Natural Language and Information Processing Research Group, University of Cambridge

February 3-7 Laurette Pretorius from University of South Africa (UNISA) is visiting UNLP

February 1 Gabriela Vulcu joins the NLP Unit as a Research Associate

January 24 Conference paper accepted: Hot Topics and Schisms in NLP: Community and Trend Analysis with Saffron on ACL and LREC Proceedings by Paul Buitelaar, Georgeta Bordea and Barry Coughlan at LREC'14 , Reykjavik, Iceland

January 24 Conference paper accepted: Missed opportunities in translation memory matching by Friedel Wolff, Laurette Pretorius and Paul Buitelaar at LREC'14, Reykjavik, Iceland

January 1 The TIDA Project on Multi-source Personalization for E-commerce Using Customer Reviews and Linked Open Data started

2013

December 19 An extended and improved version of the expert finder and community browsing application Saffron was launched. For more information read the Corpora-List announcement: Saffron: browse the NLP, IR and Semantic Web communities

November 11 At the LION2 final review, the UNLP presented posters on Term Translation, Entity Linking, Entity Relatedness and Saffron.

November 5 The NUIG demo on sentiment lexicon generation was presented at the EuroSentiment review.

November 1 The LIDER project starts, a project that is funded by the European Union under FP7 ICT call 4. See also http://lider-project.eu/

November 1 The TIDA SFI project on Sentiment Analysis was accepted.

November 1 Sapna Negi joins UNLP as a PhD student.

November 1 Ravindra Harige finishes his internship in UNLP and joins the Digital Humanities and Journalism Group.

October 25 Mihael Arcan gives an invited talk on How Machine Translation works at the 1st International Translation Technology Terminology Conference (TTT) , Zadar, Croatia.

October 16 The 5th bi-annual UNLP PhD day was held.

October 7 Georgeta Bordea passes her PhD viva. Prof. Roberto Navigli was invited as the external reviewer.

October 3 Paul Buitelaar talks about Using Semantic Similarity on Poetic Corpora and Towards Extracting Author Networks from Secondary Literature at Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities inside the Moore Institute, Galway, Ireland.

September 6 Conference paper accepted: "Domain-independent term extraction through domain modelling" by Georgeta Bordea, Paul Buitelaar and Tamara Polajnar at the 10th International Conference on Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA 2013), Paris, France

August 29 As part of his internship at FBK, Mihael Arcan gives a talk on Domain-specific terminology extraction for Machine Translation.

July 30 Workshop paper accepted: "Linguistic Linked Data for Sentiment Analysis" by Paul Buitelaar, Mihael Arcan, Carlos A. Iglesias, J. Fernando Sánchez, Carlo Strapparava at the 2nd Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL-2013): Representing and linking lexicons, terminologies and other language data Collocated with the Conference on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, Pisa, Italy

July 30 Workshop paper accepted: "Benchmarking Domain-Specific Expert Search Using Workshop Program Committees" by Georgeta Bordea, Toine Bogers and Paul Buitelaar at the workshop Computational Scientometrics: Theory and Applications, CIKM 2013

July 1 Gheorghe Bordea, Master student at the "1 Decembrie" University, Alba Iulia, Romania, joins UNLP for a three month internship.

July 1 Mihael Arcan starts a two-month internship at FBK in Trento; working on Domain-specific terminology extraction for Machine Translation, advised by Marco Turchi and Sara Tonelli

July 1 Conference paper accepted: "Translating the FINREP taxonomy using a domain-specific corpus" by Mihael Arcan, Susan Marie Thomas, Derek De Brandt and Paul Buitelaar at MT-Summit, 2013

June 19 Kim Tallerås, PhD Student at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, visits UNLP as part of a research exchange in the PROMISE project.

June 18 Birger Larsen, Associate Professor and leader of the research group on Information Systems and Interaction Design at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, in Copenhagen, Denmark, visits UNLP as part of a research exchange in the PROMISE project.

May 20 Nitish Aggarwal starts a three months internship at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York; working with Watson DeepQA team, advised by Chris Welty, Kenneth J Barker and Jennifer Chu-Carroll.

May 20 Gianmaria Silvello, Post-doc Researcher at the University of Padua, visits UNLP as part of a research exchange in the PROMISE project.

May 1 Sapna Negi, Master student at the University of Malta, joins UNLP for a six month internship. Also, Margaret Coleman and Michael Lydon, undergraduate students at the English Department, join UNLP for a two months internship

April 23 The 4th bi-annual UNLP PhD day was held

April 1 Friedel Wolff, PhD student at the University of South Africa, Pretoria, joins UNLP as research associate

March 29 Workshop paper accepted: "Ontology Label Translation" by Mihael Arcan and Paul Buitelaar at NAACL 2013 Student Research Workshop

March 26 Georgeta Bordea, Paul Buitelaar, Barry Coughlan and Krystian Samp attend the kick-off meeting of the REFINE project

March 23 Conference poster paper accepted: "AELA: An Adaptive Entity Linking Approach" by Bianca Pereira, Nitish Aggarwal, Paul Buitelaar at WWW, 2013

March 18 Conference paper accepted: "Cross-Lingual Natural Language Querying over the Web of Data" by Nitish Aggarwal, Tamara Polajnar, Paul Buitelaar at NLDB, 2013

March 18 Georgeta Bordea attends the PROMISE Semesterly Meeting in Sheffield

March 13 Conference paper accepted: "Web Science and the Two (Hundred) Cultures: Representation of Disciplines Publishing in Web Science" by Clare Hooper, Georgeta Bordea, Paul Buitelaar at Web Science, 2013

February 21 Saffron is added as search interface with the ACL Anthology - the largest digital archive of Computational Linguistics research literature

February 3-8 Nitish Aggarwal attended the PROMISE winter school on Bridging between Information Retrieval and Databases, at Bressanone, Italy

January 24 Enterprise Ireland funded project with the Irish Times is accepted

January 21 Bianca Pereira joins UNLP as a PhD student

January 10 Mihael Arcan gives a talk about the Monnet Project and Experiments with Term Translation at the Institute of Computational Linguistics of the University of Zurich

Januar 7 - 18 Mihael Arcan visits the Institute of Computational Linguistics of the University of Zurich

2012

December 14 Krystian Samp gets his paper accepted at CHI 2013. The title: Designing Graphical Menus for Novices and Experts: Connecting Design Characteristics with Design Goals

December 10 Tamara Polajnar left UNLP as PostDoc to take up her new job at University of Cambridge, UK

December 14 Thierry Declerck from the Language Technology Lab at DFKI, Germany gave a talk on the TrendMiner project: NLP and Semantic Technologies for Mining and Summarizing Trends from Streaming Media

November 30 Conference paper accepted: "Improving ESA with Document Similarity" by Tamara Polajnar, Nitish Aggarwal, Kartik Asooja, Paul Buitelaar at ECIR, 2012

November 21 "Cross-Lingual Linking of News Stories using ESA" by Nitish Aggarwal, Kartik Asooja, Paul Buitelaar, Tamara Polajanar, Jorge Gracia stood second at CL!NSS, FIRE, 2012

November 19 Georgeta Bordea visits the University of Padua, as part of a research exchange in the PROMISE project.

November 7 Workshop paper accepted: "Using Cross-Lingual Explicit Semantic Analysis for Improving Ontology Translation" by Kartik Asooja, Jorge Gracia, Nitish Aggarwal, Asuncion Gomez Perez at ML4HMT

November 2 Program for the Monnet sponsored 3rd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web is now available from: http://msw3.deri.ie/?q=program

November 1 Fabrizio Lo Scudo, PhD student at ISIMR Doctorate School, University of Calabria, Italy, joins UNLP as a visitor until May 2013

November 1 Barry Coughlan joins UNLP as a research assistant

November 1 UNLP joins EUROSENTIMENT, an FP7 EU funded project on Language Resources for Sentiment Analysis in European Languages

October 18 Conference paper accepted: Mihael Arcan, Christian Federmann, Paul Buitelaar "Experiments with Term Translation" at the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), Mumbai, India

October 15 Georgeta Bordea visits the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen, as part of a research exchange in the PROMISE project.

October 11 The 3rd bi-annual UNLP PhD day was held

September 20 Nitish Aggarwal, Georgeta Bordea and Krystian Samp attend the PROMISE Annual Meeting in Rome.

September 12 Nitish Aggarwal gives an invited talk on "Cross-Lingual Semantic Search" at the Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

May 23 Friedel Wolff, PhD student at the University of South Africa, Pretoria, joins UNLP as a visitor until Dec 2012

September 12 Mihael Arcan gives a talk at University of Saarbrücken/DFKI on "Term Translation".

September 3-7 Paul Buitelaar co-organizes Dagstuhl workshop on The Multilingual Semantic Web

August 3 Query Expansion using Wikipedia and DBpedia by Nitish Aggarwal and Paul Buitelaar stood first position in Semantic Enrichment task at The Cultural Heritage in CLEF (CHiC), Rome, Italy.

August 1 Behrang Qasemizadeh left UNLP to take up a new position as Research Assistant in the DERI Semantic Collaborative Software Unit - he will remain associated member of UNLP

July 26 Conference paper accepted: Nitish Aggarwal "Cross Lingual Semantic Search by Improving Semantic Similarity and Relatedness Measures" at PhD symposium of the International Semantic Web Conference 2012, Boston, USA

July 26 Ravindra Harige, MSc student in Artificial Intelligence, VU University Amsterdam, joins UNLP as an intern

July 17 Tamara Polajnar joins UNLP as a PostDoc

July 2 Noemi Aepli, BSc student in Computational Linguistics, Univ. of Zuerich, joins UNLP as an intern

June 1 UNLP joins PROMISE, an FP7 EU funded project on Information Retrieval Evaluation and organizer of the CLEF campaigns on Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval

May 25 Georgeta Bordea presents two papers at LREC 2012 in Istanbul, "Expertise Mining for Enterprise Content Management" and "Semi-Supervised Technical Term Tagging With Minimal User Feedback".

May 18 Workshop paper accepted at SSST-6: Mihael Arcan, Christian Federmann, Paul Buitelaar "Using Domain-specific and Collaborative Resources for Term Translation"

April 2 A System Description of Natural Language Query over DBpedia by Nitish Aggarwal and Paul Buitelaar stood second position in open challenge "Question Answering over Linked Data" at Interacting with Linked Data in ESWC-2012

April 1 DERI&UPM: Pushing Corpus Based Relatedness to Similarity: Shared Task System Description by Nitish Aggarwal, Kartik Asooja and Paul Buitelaar stood 17th position out of 88 submissions at Sentence Textual Similarity task in SemEval-2012, Montreal, Canada.

March 1 Cédric BEUZIT-LABOZ, MSc student, Science Cognitive & Technologies du Langage, Nancy, France, joins UNLP as intern

February 23 The 2nd bi-annual UNLP PhD day was held

February 8 Behrang Qasemizadeh gives an invited talk at the Language and Linguistics Department of Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

February 6 Hugues Lerebours, BSc Student at EPITA (École Pour l'Informatique et les Techniques Avancées), France, joins UNLP as a research intern for six months

February 1 Hasti Ziamatin, PhD Student at the University of Queensland, Australia, joins UNLP as a research intern for three months to compare her work on expert finding with Saffron

February 1 Two conference papers accepted at LREC 2012: Behrang QasemiZadeh, Paul Buitelaar, Tianqi Chen, Georgeta Bordea "Semi-Supervised Technical Term Tagging With Minimal User Feedback" & Georgeta Bordea, Sabrina Kirrane, Paul Buitelaar and Bianca Pereira "Expertise Mining for Enterprise Content Management"

January 13 UNLP receives Enterprise Ireland grant for marketing study of expert finder system http://saffron.deri.ie/

2011

November 28 Tutorial on "Enriching the Web with Ontology-Lexica" is accepted at LREC2012 (Istanbul, 21-27 May 2012)

November 21 DERI-UNLP leads with University of Bielefeld in setting up W3C Community Group on the Ontology-Lexicon interface - kickoff telco Dec 2nd

November 15 "Cross lingual text reuse" by Nitish Aggarwal, Kartik Asooja and Paul Buitelaar stood second position at "Cross-Language Indian Text Reuse" workshop

October 3 The 1st bi-annual UNLP PhD day was held

September 13 Conference paper accepted: Špela Arhar Holdt, Mihael Arcan: Avtomatsko pridobivanje besednih zvez iz besedilnega korpusa (en. Automatic extraction of phrases from textual corpus), Interdisciplinarity in Slovene studies, Ljubljana, 2011

September 8 Workshop paper accepted: " A similarity measure based on semantic, terminological and linguistic information", by Nitish Aggarwal, Tobias Wunner, Mihael Arcan, Paul Buitelaar and Seán O'Riain at the 2nd International Workshop on Ontology Matching at ISWC 2011

September 6 Workshop paper accepted: Brian Davis, Fadi Badra, Paul Buitelaar, Tobias Wunner, Siegfried Handschuh Squeezing Lemon with GATE at the 2nd International Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web (MSW2) at ISWC 2011

September 1 Journal paper accepted: Jorge Graciaa, Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, Philipp Cimiano, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Paul Buitelaar, John McCrae "Challenges for the
Multilingual Web of Data" Journal of Web Semantics

September 5-10 Mihael Arcan attended the Machine Translation Marathon at the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento, Italy

August 1-12 Mihael Arcan attended ESSLLI Summer School 2011 in Ljubljana, Slovenia as member of the organizing committee

July 18-29 Monnet Project Exchange, at CIT-EC, Bielefeld

July 15 Nitish Aggarwal won 3rd prize of the Semantic Web Quiz in the 8TH Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW-2011) at Cercedilla, Spain.

July 1 Ana Rios Alvarado, PhD student at the Information Technology Laboratory of Research and Advanced Studies Center of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (Cinvestav - IPN) at Tamaulipas Campus, Mexico, joins UNLP as a visitor until February 2012

May 29 Tutorial on Enriching the Semantic Web with Linguistic Information at the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011) presented by John McCrae (CITEC), Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (UPM) and Tobias Wunner (DERI UNLP) in the context of the Monnet Project

May 23 - July 1 Friedel Wolff from University of South Africa (UNISA) and translate.org.za visits Unit for Natural Language Processing at DERI as part of the research exchange program in the Net2 Project

May 15 Workshop accepted: 2nd International Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web (MSW) at the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011) organized by Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), John McCrae (CITEC, Univ. of Bielefeld), Paul Buitelaar(DERI-UNLP) and Philipp Cimiano (CITEC, Univ. of Bielefeld)

May 4 Georgeta Bordea attends the VIVO Hackathon in Gainesville, Florida. VIVO is an open source, open development, semantic web application for representing information about science and scientists.

April 27 Behrang QasemiZadeh gives talks titled "Overiview of the research programs at UNLP DERI" and "EEYORETTT, a technology related term tagger" at APEX Lab, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

April 22 Bianca Pereira, MSc Student at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, joins UNLP as a research intern to contribute to further development of Saffron

April 20 - June 27 Behrang QasemiZadeh visits APEX Lab at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) as part of the research exchange program in Net2 project

April 1 Mihael Arcan joins UNLP as PhD student

March 17 Behrang Qasemizadeh gives invited talk "Towards Technology Structure Mining From Scientific Literatures" at the Department of Computational Linguistics of the University of Heidelberg, Germany

March 1 Knud Möller joins UNLP as PostDoc (joint with USCS)

February 8 Net2 Workshop at University of South Africa (UNISA) on NLP and Linked Open Data in the Business Information Domain (Paul Buitelaar, Tobias Wunner, Sean O'Riain), Workshop Program; Introduction; Ontology Lexicalisation & Cross-lingual Ontology-based Information Extraction, Linked Open Data for Business Information

February 1-28 Tobias Wunner visits University of South Africa (UNISA) as part of the research exchange program in Net2 project

January 31 Georgeta Bordea gives invited talk "Expertise Mining: Extraction of Expertise Topics for Expert Finding" at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in the context of an exchange visit in the Information and Language Processing Systems group

January 23 Tutorial accepted at the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference: John McCrae (Uni Bielefeld), Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and Tobias Wunner (DERI Galway) (organizers),Enriching the Semantic Web with Linguistic Information, more information available at http://www.sc.cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de/events/eswli2011

2010

December 13-17 The 2nd Monnet Hackerfest was held at the Center of Excellence (CITEC) at University of Bielefeld

November 10 Expert finding application Saffron (http://saffron.deri.ie/) enters the finals of the ISWC 2010 Semantic Web Challenge http://www.cs.vu.nl/~pmika/swc/challenge.html

November 9 Nitish Aggarwal joins UNLP as PhD student in the Monnet project (joint with DERI eBusiness unit)

November 1 Fergal Monaghan left UNLP as PostDoc to take up his new job at SAP Research, Belfast, UK

October 8 EU project Monnet (coordinated by DERI-UNLP) is now on Twitter: http://twitter.com/monnetproject

September 1 Website of EU funded research exchange network Net2 (coordinated by DERI) is now online at http://net2.deri.ie

August 16 Conference paper accepted: Behrang Qasemizadeh "Towards Technology Structure Mining from Scientific Literature" - PhD symposium of the International Semantic Web Conference 2010, Shanghai, China

July 30 Workshop paper accepted: Tobias Wunner, Paul Buitelaar, Sean O'Riain "Semantic, Terminological and Linguistic Interpretation of XBRL" - Workshop on Reuse and Adaptation of Ontologies and Terminologies at the 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW), Lisbon, Portugal

July 21 Conference paper accepted: Georgeta Bordea, Paul Buitelaar "Expertise Mining" - 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Galway, Ireland

July 12 Prof. Asuncion Gomez-Perez from the Polytechnical University Madrid joins UNLP as a visitor from July 12 to August 4 2010

July 8 Srdjan Prodanovic, MSc student at the University of Malta, joins UNLP as a research intern from July to September 2010 in the context of the Monnet project (joint position with the eBusiness unit)

July 1 The Net2 project starts: a research exchange network on networked knowledge - funded by the European Union under the Marie Curie program

June 28 Conference paper accepted: Behrang Qasemizadeh, Paul Buitelaar "Developing a Dataset for Technology Structure Mining" - IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing 2010, Pittsburgh, USA

June 15-18 1st Monnet Hackerfest in Galway with Monnet project partners and invited talks by CNGL members David Lewis & Rob Brennan (Trinity College Dublin) and Jinhua Du (Dublin City University)

June 1 Tobias Wunner joins UNLP as PhD student in the Monnet project (joint with DERI eBusiness unit)

May 31 Georgeta Bordea presents "Concept Extraction Applied to the Task of Expert Finding" at the ESWC PhD symposium, Crete

May 19-21 Monnet Dissemination at the EC Project Village at LREC 2010

May 14 MULTEXT-East Ver 4, a multilingual dataset for language engineering research and development, has been published; Behrang QasemiZadeh, PhD student at UNLP, has contributed the Persian part of MULTEXT-East resources.

April 27 1st International Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web takes place at the World Wide Web Conference 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - organized in the context of the Monnet project by Paul Buitelaar, Philipp Cimiano, Elena Montiel Ponsoda:

April 9 The Saffron demo on expertise mining, expert finding and research collaboration goes live in a first version: http://saffron.deri.ie/

March 9 Christophe Onambélé, PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Paris 8, joins UNLP as a research intern from March to August 2010 (joint position with the DERI eBusiness unit)

March 7 Journal paper accepted: Philipp Cimiano, Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, Paul Buitelaar, Mauricio Espinoza, Asunción Gómez-Pérez "A Note on Ontology Localization" - Journal of Applied Ontology

March 1 Tobias Wunner joins UNLP as a Research Assistant in the Monnet project

March 1 The Monnet project starts: Multilingual Ontologies for Networked Knowledge - funded by the European Union under FP7 ICT call 4, see also http://www.monnet-project.eu

February 25 Conference paper accepted: Georgeta Bordea "Concept Extraction Applied to the Task of Expert Finding" - PhD symposium of the Extended Semantic Web Conference 2010, Crete, Greece

February 8 José Alejandro Reyes Ortiz, PhD student at the National Centre for Research and Technological Development (CENIDET) Mexico - Web Engineering Research Group of the Department of Computer Science, joins UNLP as a visitor from February to August 2010

February 4 Conference paper accepted: Hammad Afzal, Paul Buitelaar, Philipp Cimiano "Generating Lexical Information for Terminology in a Bioinformatics Ontology" - Terminology and Knowledge Engineering Conference, Dublin, Ireland

January 1 Brian Davis, PhD student in the DERI USCS unit, joins UNLP as associate member

2009

December 6 Workshop accepted at the World Wide Web Conference 2010: Paul Buitelaar, Philipp Cimiano, Elena Montiel Ponsoda (organizing committee) "1st International Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web"

December 1 Fergal Monaghan joins UNLP as PostDoc in Semantic Information Mining (joint position with the DERI UIMR unit)

December 1 Krystian Samp joins UNLP as PhD student

September 7 Tobias Wunner, MSc student with Dr. Thorsten Liebig at the semantic web group of the University of Ulm, Germany, joins UNLP as a research intern from September to February 2010

July 15 Hammad Afzal, PhD student with Goran Nenadic, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester UK, joins UNLP as a research intern from July to October 2009

April 21 Georgeta Bordea joins UNLP as PhD student

April 20 Behrang Qasemizadeh joins UNLP as PhD student