Helsinki-NLP has received the Steven Krauwer award at the annual CLARIN conference in 2022. for the development of OPUS-MT with its support for translating Ukrainian. It is an honor to receive the price and we hope that this little contribution will really help people and need. Let us continue to recognize the importance of open and transparent language technology to tear down language barriers and we wish all refugees in the world a fair and supportive environment.
Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
I have been appointed to be a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters!
ERC project accepted!
It is my great pleasure to announce that my ERC project got accepted! The project is called “Found in Translation – Natural language understanding with cross-lingual grounding” and will focus on representation learning from multilingual data. More information will come soon! Here is a little teaser about the idea behind the project:
News in language technology at Helsinki University
Posts with news from the language technology group in Helsinki can be seen at our LT website. This will be updated more often than my own blog posts.
PARSEME summer school in La Rochelle
I was part of the PARSEME summer school in La Rochelle earlier this year. I taught a course on machine translation together with Fabienne Cap and the material is available here. We also had a lab session about getting started with Moses.
Shared Task: Cross-Lingual Pronoun Prediction
We organise a shared task on cross-lingual pronoun prediction at the first conference on machine translation (WMT2016) in connection with ACL 2016 in Berlin. All information can be found at the following website. Make sure that you don’t miss the deadlines in case you’d like to participate! The training data is out already.
Important dates are:
- Release of training data: 2nd February 2016
- Test data released: 4th April 2016
- System submission deadline: 11th April 2016
- Paper submission deadline: 8th May 2016
- Notification of acceptance: 5th June 2016
- Camera-ready deadline: 22nd June 2016
Everyone can participate! You only need to build a classifier for the given tasks!
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