The Academy of Finland funded research project Natural Language Understanding with Cross-Lingual Grounding was presented in the Academy of Finland opening seminar Novel Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Physical Sciences and Engineering Research (AIPSE) on 18 June by Dr. Alessandro Raganato and Dr. Hande Celikkanat.
Our presentation and the poster attracted a lot of interest from the seminar participants.
Our NLPL project was featured in NordForsk newsletter with a link to this article!
Helsinki Language Technology group had 5 papers in the recent Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN 2018) Conference held on 7–9 March 2018 in Helsinki.
Jörg Tiedemann presenting his paper “Emerging Language Spaces Learned From Massively Multilingual Corpora” at DHN 2018
Distinguished Short Paper
- Jörg Tiedemann: Emerging Language Spaces Learned From Massively Multilingual Corpora [pdf]
- Emily Öhman, Kaisla Kajava: Sentimentator: Gamifying Fine-grained Sentiment Annotation [pdf]
- Yves Scherrer, Tanja Samardžić: ArchiMob: A multidialectal corpus of Swiss German oral history interviews [pdf]
- Seppo Nyrkkö: An approach to unsupervised ontology term tagging of dependency-parsed text using a Self-Organizing Map (SOM) [pdf]
- Mika Hämäläinen, Tanja Säily, Eetu Mäkelä: Normalizing Early English Letters for Neologism Retrieval [pdf]
There are several projects that will start during spring 2018. One of them is the ERC-funded project Found in Translation (FoTran). We are currently looking for motivated people with a background in computational linguistics or computer science to join our team. Please, get in touch with us (via e-mail to jorg.tiedemann at helsinki.fi) if you are interested in doing your post-doctoral research or a PhD within the scope of the project!
We are also looking for a university lecturer in language technology. More information about this positions is available from the university’s job opportunity page.
Language technology participates in the EU Horizon 2020 project MeMAD. The project runs 2018-2020 and we had our official kick-off seminar this week on Tuesday, January 16.
A new project will start in our research group with the title “Found in Translation: Natural Language Understanding with Cross-Lingual Grounding“ funded by the ERC. It will focus on representation learning from multilingual data. More information will come soon! Here is an illustration to motivate the idea behind the project:
Our submissions to the annual shared task in machine translation (WMT) scored best for English-Finnish. Our system is based on Helsinki NMT – an implementation of neural machine translation with attention. Congratulations to our team!
Our workshop on closely related languages and language varieties was mentioned in the German newspaper “Die Welt”. They talk about dialect identification with respect to immigration: 170317_Dialektanalyse_Welt_Hummel
Yves Scherrer started his post-doctoral research at our department and will stay with us for 2 years. Welcome to Helsinki, Yves!
We have published an article on efficient word alignment:
The software is available at github: efmaral