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  • New talk

    Andy Lücking, Alexander Mehler and Alexander Henlein will talk about “Dual Coding and Conditioned Interpretation” at the ViCom Workshop on “The Linguistic Status of Demonstrations“.

  • New Publication accepted at Digital Humanities 2024

    The following publication has been accepted at the Digital Humanities in Washington, D.C.

    Efficient, uniform and scalable parallel NLP pre-processing with DUUI: Perspectives and Best Practice for the Digital Humanities

    Giuseppe Abrami and Alexander Mehler. August, 2024. Efficient, uniform and scalable parallel NLP pre-processing with DUUI: Perspectives and Best Practice for the Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities Conference 2024 (DH 2024). accepted.
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{Abrami:Mehler:2024,
      author    = {Abrami, Giuseppe and Mehler, Alexander},
      title     = {Efficient, uniform and scalable parallel NLP pre-processing with
                   DUUI: Perspectives and Best Practice for the Digital Humanities},
      year      = {2024},
      month     = {08},
      booktitle = {Digital Humanities Conference 2024 (DH 2024)},
      location  = {Washington, DC, USA},
      series    = {DH},
      keywords  = {duui},
      note      = {accepted}
    }
  • Invited talk: Andy Lücking presents gesture semantics at the Cognitive Informatics Seminar

    Andy Lücking has been invited to give a talk at the renowned interdisciplinary seminar series in Cognitive Informatics by Stevan Harnad at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

    He will talk about gesture semantics such as pointing, deferred reference, and iconic gestures. The seminar series is multidisciplinary (computer science, psychology, neuroscience, biology, linguistics, philosophy) and has included speakers such as Stephen Clark (Deep Mind); Karl Friston (UCL); David Chalmers (NYU); Friedemann Pulvermueller (Freie U, Berlin); Art Glenberg (ASU); Gary Lupyan (UW-Madison), among others.

  • New publications accepted at LREC-COLING 2024

    The following publications were accepted at the LREC-COLING 2024 in Turin / Italy:

    Dependencies over Times and Tools (DoTT)

    Andy Lücking, Giuseppe Abrami, Leon Hammerla, Marc Rahn, Daniel Baumartz, Steffen Eger and Alexander Mehler. May, 2024. Dependencies over Times and Tools (DoTT). Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation. accepted.
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{Luecking:et:al:2024,
      author    = {Lücking, Andy and Abrami, Giuseppe and Hammerla, Leon and Rahn, Marc
                   and Baumartz, Daniel and Eger, Steffen and Mehler, Alexander},
      title     = {Dependencies over Times and Tools ({DoTT})},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational
                   Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation},
      series    = {LREC-COLING 2024},
      year      = {2024},
      month     = {05},
      address   = {Torino, Italia},
      organization = {ELRA Language Resources Association (ELRA) and the
                      International Committee on Computational Linguistics
                      (ICCL)},
      pubstate  = {forthcoming},
      note      = {accepted}
    }

    German SRL: Corpus Construction and Model Training

    Maxim Konca, Andy Lücking and Alexander Mehler. May, 2024. German SRL: Corpus Construction and Model Training. Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024). accepted.
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{Konca:et:al:2024,
      author    = {Konca, Maxim and L\"{u}cking, Andy and Mehler, Alexander},
      title     = {German SRL: Corpus Construction and Model Training},
      year      = {2024},
      month     = {05},
      abstract  = {A useful semantic role-annotated resource for training semantic
                   role models for the German language is missing. We point out some
                   problems of previous resources and provide a new one due to a
                   combined translation and alignment process: The gold standard
                   CoNLL-2012 semantic role annotations are translated into German.
                   Semantic role labels are transferred due to alignment models.
                   The resulting dataset is used to train a German semantic role
                   model. With F1-scores around 0.7, the major roles achieve competitive
                   evaluation scores, but avoid limitations of previous approaches.
                   The described procedure can be applied to other languages as well.},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational
                   Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024)},
      location  = {Torino (Italia)},
      organization = {ELRA Language Resources Association (ELRA) and the
                      International Committee on Computational Linguistics
                      (ICCL)},
      series    = {LREC-COLING 2024},
      note      = {accepted}
    }

    German Parliamentary Corpus (GerParCor) Reloaded

    Giuseppe Abrami, Mevlüt Bagci and Alexander Mehler. May, 2024. German Parliamentary Corpus (GerParCor) Reloaded. Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024). accepted.
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{Abrami:et:al:2024,
      author    = {Abrami, Giuseppe and Bagci, Mevl\"{u}t and Mehler, Alexander},
      title     = {German Parliamentary Corpus (GerParCor) Reloaded},
      year      = {2024},
      month     = {05},
      abstract  = {In 2022, the largest German-speaking corpus of parliamentary protocols
                   from three different centuries, on a national and federal level
                   from the countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein,
                   was collected and published – GerParCor. Through GerParCor, it
                   became possible to provide for the first time various parliamentary
                   protocols which were not available digitally and, moreover, could
                   not be retrieved and processed in a uniform manner. Furthermore,
                   GerParCor was additionally preprocessed using NLP methods and
                   made available in XMI format. In this paper, GerParCor is significantly
                   updated by including all new parliamentary protocols in the corpus,
                   as well as adding and pre-processing further parliamentary protocols
                   previously not covered, so that a period up to 1797 is now covered.
                   Besides the integration of a new, state-of-the-art and appropriate
                   NLP pre-processing for the handling of large text corpora, this
                   update also provides an overview of the further reuse of GerParCor
                   by presenting various provisioning capabilities such as API’s,
                   among others.},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational
                   Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024)},
      location  = {Torino (Italia)},
      organization = {ELRA Language Resources Association (ELRA) and the
                      International Committee on Computational Linguistics
                      (ICCL)},
      series    = {LREC-COLING 2024},
      note      = {accepted}
    }

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