Congratulations to RGCL’s Ismail El Maarouf and his team mates in winning the Summer Datathon-2015 Universidad Politecnica de Madrid with their winning project titled ‘GuanXi-network’. This dynamic sixsome beat 8 other groups to be crowned champions.
Check out their winning project datathon competition in linguistic linked data – GuanXi-network.
The 2nd Call for Papers of the Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Translation Memories (NLP4TM) organised at RANLP 2015 by Constantin Orasan and Rohit Gupta has been published. Information about the topics addressed by the workshop and important dates can be found on the workshop’s webpage.
Speaker: Snezhana Boyanova (Veliko Turnovo University, Bulgaria)
Date: 9 June 2015
Abstract: Chomsky offered a different perspective to the study of the language – studying the process of production rather than the ready product. He was looking for language universals that could be applied to any language. Language is viewed as a genetic predisposition, a genetic chip that enables a child to acquire a language. It is an instinct that we are born with. The acquisition of language cannot be explained through imitation. Every sentence that we produce is unique – it is a unique combination of words, and meanings, and connotations, and context, situation, audience, speaker, etc. No two sentences are identical in this context. So imitation is too simplistic as an explanation of language acquisition. Language production is a creative process. Creativity and linguistic intuition are the two basic skills underlying language production. Continue reading
Alsalam Alykom, my name is Najah Albaqawi. I am a Saudi PhD student in computational linguistics. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in English Language in 2006 from King Faisal University. Since graduating, I have worked for three years as an English assistant teacher and in 2012 I obtained my master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Al-Emam Mohammed Ibn Saud. These experiences have made me really want to work with new people in new places, which is why I chose to pursue a doctoral degree in the UK. Fortunately for me, the University of Wolverhampton is one of the best in the UK for my subject area. Continue reading
Speaker: Rohit Gupta (University of Wolverhampton)
Date: 3 June 2015
Abstract: Current Translation Memory (TM) systems work at the surface level and lack semantic Continue reading