22 open positions at FCAI

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for an interesting postdoc, research fellow or PhD position?

The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI offers a possibility for 22 new researchers to join a unique research community with an attractive joint mission. Especially interesting for NLP researchers: Topic 11: Interactive AI using multimodal communication

FCAI welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds, and qualified female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is October 5, 2020 (midnight UTC+02:00). Read more and apply here: https://fcai.fi/we-are-hiring

University of Helsinki Language Technology group at NoDaLiDa 2019

The University of Helsinki Language Technology group has a number of papers at The 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa’19). Here’s where you can find us. See you in Turku!

Monday September 30:

NLP4CALL workshop:

  • 13:15. Mathias Creutz, Eetu Sjöblom: “Toward automatic improvement of language produced by non-native language learners”

Constraint Grammar – Methods, Tools, and Applications workshop:

  • 14:15. Anssi Yli-Jyrä: “Constraint Grammar Is a Hand-Crafted Transformer”

Tuesday 01 October:

Oral presentations:
Parallel session B: Morphology and Syntax.

  • 13:45. Ilmari Kylliäinen and Miikka Silfverberg: “Ensembles of Neural Morphological Inflection Models”


  • 16:45. Jeff Ens, Mika Hämäläinen, Jack Rueter and Philippe Pasquier: “Morphosyntactic Disambiguation in an Endangered Language Setting”


  • 16:45. Mikko Aulamo and Jörg Tiedemann: “The OPUS Resource Repository: An Open Package for Creating Parallel Corpora and Machine Translation Services”

Wednesday 02 October

Oral presentations:
Parallel session B: Speech.

  • 14:50. Aarne Talman, Antti Suni, Hande Celikkanat, Sofoklis Kakouros, Jörg Tiedemann and Martti Vainio: “Predicting Prosodic Prominence from Text with Pre-trained Contextualized Word Representations”