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Job opening: post-doctoral research assistant

(Dec. 6, 2017 - Lieve Macken) The LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team - Ghent University, Belgium is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral assistant in the field on language technology. Application deadline: December 19th 2017 More ...

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New LT3 projects presented at the LW Research Day

(Nov. 29, 2017 ) Today, we presented some exciting new research projects at the LW Research Day. An excellent opportunity to discuss our interdisciplinary work with the other colleagues and students from the humanities. ...

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New job opening - PhD position on news diversification

(Nov. 21, 2017 ) For a new project that will start in spring 2018, we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a full-time PhD scholarship at the Language and Translation Technology Team. ...

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In één muisklik van Oostends naar Nederlands

(Oct. 6, 2017 ) Artikel over de masterproef van Rembert Hautekiet in de Krant van West-Vlaanderen.

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PhD defense Cynthia Van Hee

(Sept. 25, 2017 ) Cynthia Van Hee successfully defended her PhD on September 22nd, 2017. Her dissertation entitled Can machines sense irony? Exploring automatic irony detection on social media was supervised by Prof. dr. Véronique ...

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LT3 - Hello Customer collaboration presented at WASSA workshop

(Sept. 20, 2017 ) On Friday 8 September, Orphée, Véronique and Els attended the WASSA workshop at EMNLP2017 in Copenhagen where they presented joint work with the Ghent-based company Hello Customer. The past year, ...

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Keynote on suicidality detection

(Sept. 6, 2017 ) This morning, Véronique gave an inspiring keynote at the RANLP2017 conference. "Can computers help prevent suicide" was the main theme of the talk in which the importance of NLP for ...

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Wat de vertaalapps wel en (nog) niet kunnen

(Sept. 6, 2017 - Lieve Macken) Zie het artikel in NRC (interview met Lieve Macken)

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Tutorial on Readability at RANLP

(Sept. 2, 2017 ) Today Véronique and Orphée are giving a tutorial at the RANLP conference entitled "From Easy-to-calculate Formulas to Holistic Readability Prediction". During this tutorial they will present an overview of machine learning approaches ...

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Job opening - PhD position

(June 12, 2017 - Orphée De Clercq) We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a full-time PhD scholarship at the Language and Translation Technology Team. The successful applicant will work on multilingual fine-grained emotion detection ...

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Work on SCATE project presented at EAMT in Prague

(June 1, 2017 ) On Wednesday May 31st 2017, Arda Tezcan presented his latest work on quality estimation: a Neural Network (NN) architecture for detecting grammatical errors in Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) using monolingual morpho-syntactic ...

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Universities United for a Safer Internet

(March 25, 2017 - Cynthia Van Hee) In its latest edition (23/03/2017), the University Antwerp magazine has highlighted the AMiCA research project as an example of a succesful interuniversitary collaboration. During this 4 year research project, the universities ...

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Wetenschapscafe "over taal gesproken"

(March 22, 2017 - Véronique Hoste) Veronique and colleague Marc Janse in the Ghent science cafe

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Job Opening - interdisciplinary PhD position

(Jan. 23, 2017 - Véronique Hoste) PhD Position Applications are invited for a full-time interdisciplinary PhD scholarship in the LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team at the Ghent University Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication. The ...

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Job opening - PhD position (ArisToCAT project)

(Jan. 11, 2017 - Lieve Macken) We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a 4-year position at the LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team. The successful applicant will participate in the ArisToCAT project (Assessing ...

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Nathalie De Sutter (Untranslate) about translation project management

(Dec. 20, 2016 - Cynthia Van Hee) As part of the project management course, CALM students recently attended a series of three guest lectures by Nathalie De Sutter, who manages the translation agency Untranslate. She familiarized the ...

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AMiCA Symposium on Youngsters & Online Safety

(Dec. 8, 2016 - Cynthia Van Hee) Within the inter-university research project AMiCA, technology was developed that can automatically detect threatening situations for children and youngsters online. This technology allows for a faster and more efficient intervention ...

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New work on sentiment analysis presented at HUSO 2016

(Nov. 18, 2016 ) The second conference on Human and Social Analytics took place this week in Barcelona as part of InfoWare 2016. Els was the organizer of a special session on Emotion and ...

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"It's complicated" - Heidi Depraetere (CrossLang) on improving translation workflows

(Oct. 28, 2016 ) Terminology, translation process management, and machine translation, those are three key elements to improve translation workflows according to CrossLang director Heidi Depraetere. On Wednesday, October 26, CALM students enjoyed a ...

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Defense Joke Daems

(Sept. 6, 2016 ) Yesterday (September 5th, 2016), Joke successfully defended her PhD dissertation: A translation robot for each translator? A comparative study of manual translation and post-editing of machine translations: process, quality and translator ...

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LT3 in San Diego for NAACL, SemEval and CLPsych

(June 16, 2016 ) Bart, Gilles and Orphée have been in beautiful San Diego to attend the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the ACL, aka NAACL2016! Today the workshops collocated with ...

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Termextractie met TExSIS voor De Taalsector

(June 2, 2016 - Lieve Macken) Zie artikel Hoe staat het met de terminologie van de taalsector?

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LT3 presents new work at EAMT in Riga

(June 1, 2016 ) Arda presented his work on 'Detecting Grammatical Errors in Machine Translation Output Using Dependency Parsing and Treebank Querying' at the 19th Annual Conference of the European Association of Machine Translation ...

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LT3 presents new work at LREC2016

(May 25, 2016 ) LT3 is present in Slovenia for the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference: LREC2016. On Monday Veronique, Els, Bart and Cynthia participated in the highly successful TA-COS ...

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ELRC Workshop

(April 14, 2016 - Ayla Rigouts Terryn) In collaboration with the European Commission, LT3 organized the Belgian edition of the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) Workshop. A diverse audience consisting of researchers and representatives from the European ...

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AMiCA nominated for the Language Industry Awards

(March 3, 2016 ) The AMiCA project on online safety for young people was nominated for a Language Industries prize. The AMiCA project, a cooperation between the University of Antwerp, Ghent University and the ...

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Job opening: Full-time position as lecturer (tenure track) in the discipline of terminology and lexical semantics

(March 1, 2016 ) The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy has a vacancy for a lectureship, starting from 1 October 2016. The post is a full-time position as lecturer in the tenure track system, ...

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LT3 presents new work at WPTP 2015 in Miami

(Nov. 5, 2015 ) Joke presented her work on 'The Impact of Machine Translation Error Types on Post-Editing Effort Indicators' at the Fourth Workshop on Post-editing Technology and Practice.

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LT3 at ATILA 2015

(Oct. 19, 2015 ) Last week, LT3 attended the yearly ATILA workshop which took place in Antwerp. We were able to present some of our latest work and pleased to meet so many new ...

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AMiCA's cyberbullying use case presented at HUSO 2015

(Oct. 12, 2015 ) Today, Els is presenting results on the automatic detection and prevention of cyberbullying at HUSO 2015, the First International Conference on Human and Social Analytics. Cyberbullying is one of the ...

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Work presented at International Summit on Suicide Research

(Oct. 11, 2015 ) Today, Bart is presenting his work on 'Online Suicide Risk Detection Using Automatic Text Classification' at the IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research. In his presentation Bart will discuss the ...

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Readability meets copyediting

(Sept. 29, 2015 ) During the mini symposium 'Copyediting voor het Nederlands' organized by the Nederlandse Taalunie Véronique presented the research on Dutch readability prediction performed in the framework of Orphée's PhD. The idea ...

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LT3 presents new work at EMNLP2015

(Sept. 18, 2015 ) Today, Arda is presenting LT3's participation in the Shared Task on Quality Estimation which was organized in the framework of the Tenth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation. This year the ...

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PhD defense Orphée De Clercq

(July 10, 2015 ) Orphée De Clercq successfully defended her PhD on July 9th, 2015. Her dissertation entitled Tipping the scales. Exploring the added value of deep semantic processing on readability prediction and sentiment ...

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LT3 is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work on automated terminology extraction from comparable corpora

(July 1, 2015 - Els Lefever) Job title: PhD Student (doctoraatsbursaal) Department: Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, University of Ghent Degree: Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Translation, Interpreting, (Computational) Linguistics, or Computer Science) Job ...

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LT3 is looking for PhD student to work on the automatic detection of cyberbullying content

(June 29, 2015 - Els Lefever) Job title: PhD Student (doctoraatsbursaal) Department: Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, University of Ghent Degree Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Translation, Interpreting, (Computational) Linguistics, or Computer Science) Job ...

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Joke wins poster prize @ Doctoral Colloquium

(June 10, 2015 ) On June 9th, doctoral researchers from the UGent faculty of Arts and Philosophy presented their ongoing research at the fourth Doctoral Colloquium. A keynote speech about Open Humanities was followed ...

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LT3 @ NAACL2015

(June 6, 2015 - Els Lefever) LT3 participated to three SemEval-2015 shared tasks on Irony detection, Taxonomy construction and Aspect-based sentiment analysis and presented the papers at ‪#‎naacl2015‬.

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Vote for Bart at TEDxGhent

(March 24, 2015 ) This Thursday Bart is participating in the TEDxGhent PhD Contest. He was selected as one of the twelve contestants and can win a spot on the stage of the TEDxGhent ...

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Translation in transition 2015

(Jan. 29, 2015 ) Joke presents her work at Translation In Transition 2015 in Germersheim: "Comparing human translation and post-editing using advanced research tools"

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ATILA 2014 organized by LT3 in Ghent

(Nov. 24, 2014 ) On November 20-21 2014, the research groups from Ghent (LT3), Antwerp (CLiPS), Nijmegen (Lama) and Tilburg (TiCC) met in Ghent for the ATILA workshop. During these two days new advances ...

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Interview met Lieve in Schamper over Google Translate

(Nov. 4, 2014 ) Zie Schamper # 546, p 28-29

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PhD defense Bart Desmet

(Oct. 18, 2014 ) On October 17th 2014, Bart Desmet defended his PhD with success. In his dissertation, entitled Finding the online cry for help. Automatic text classification for suicide prevention, Bart studied the ...

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Symposium on Text mining for public safety and well-being

(Oct. 1, 2014 - Bart Desmet) On Friday October 17, 2014, LT3 organizes a symposium on Text mining for public safety and well-being on the occasion of the public PhD defense of Bart Desmet. Programme 13h30 ...

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LT3-DWS collaboration presented at LD4KD

(Sept. 19, 2014 ) During her research stay at the DWS team of the University of Mannheim, Orphée collaborated with Mannheim's researchers to explore new possibilities of combining NLP techniques with Linked Data/Semantic Web ...

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LT3's participation in SemEval Task 9

(Aug. 23, 2014 ) Last spring, the LT3 team participated in the Semantic Evaluation challenge on Sentiment Analysis in Twitter. The challenge consisted of both contextual polarity disambiguation (subtask A) and message polarity classification ...

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LT3 presents new work at LREC2014

(May 28, 2014 ) Today, work of eight LT3 members is being presented at the Ninth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference at Reykjavik, Iceland. http://lrec2014.lrec-conf.org/en/ Please refer to the Publications section to learn more ...

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Job opening - PhD position (Scate project)

(Dec. 18, 2013 - Lieve Macken) We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a 4-year position at the LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team. The PhD-project focuses on automatic confidence estimation of machine translation ...

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Persoverzicht oproep cyberpestdata

(Dec. 6, 2013 ) Overzicht persaandacht AMiCA-project Hieronder vinden jullie een kort overzicht van de persaandacht voor het AMiCA-project nadat we op 26 november 2013 een persbericht uitstuurden met een oproep aan slachtoffers en ...

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Cyberpestberichten gezocht

(Nov. 26, 2013 ) Persbericht UGent en UAntwerpen (26/11/2013) Cyberpesten of iemand kwetsen met beledigende berichten via het internet of de gsm, is een groeiend probleem bij jongeren. Verscheidene studies geven aan dat één ...

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Amica speurt naar pesters en pedo's

(Nov. 19, 2013 ) Artikel in De Standaard (6 november 2013)

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Zoeken naar de perfecte match

(Nov. 18, 2013 ) Artikel over vertaalsoftware in De Standaard (6 november 2013) na een interview met Véronique Hoste.

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Readability work presented at "Translating Europe"

(Oct. 27, 2013 ) Last Friday Orphée presented her readability work on the 3rd Translation Studies Day. This research can be especially useful for the European Commission's Directorate-General for Translation. In the framework of ...

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LT3@UGent

(Oct. 1, 2013 ) As of today the LT3 research team is an official member of UGent, one of the biggest universities in the Dutch-speaking region of Europe. Following the 'integration' of all academic ...

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PhD Defense Klaar Vanopstal

(Aug. 28, 2013 ) Klaar Vanopstal successfully defended her PhD on August 27th, 2013. Her dissertation entitled Impact of language skills and system experience on medical information retrieval was supervised by Prof. dr. Godelieve ...

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ROBOT project presented at the Optimale symposium

(June 6, 2013 - Lieve Macken) Joke gave her first presentation on the ROBOT project at the OPTIMALE symposium in Rennes: Faster is not always better, but what if it’s not worse? A comparative study of ...

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Els wins CICLING's Third Best Paper Award

(March 21, 2013 ) We just received the news that Els has won the Third Best Paper Award on this year's International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing) for her paper: ...

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TExSIS workshop

(Feb. 11, 2013 - Véronique Hoste) On December 13, we presented the results of the IWT TExSIS project. During this final workshop, we presented the prototype system for monolingual and multilingual terminology extraction. We showcased the ...

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2 job openings

(Oct. 16, 2012 - Véronique Hoste) We have two job openings on a 4-year research project on automatic sentiment analysis of online content. More information can be found at http://www.hogent.be/vacatures. For any questions, you can contact ...

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Invited talk by Simone Ponzetto on "Get Richer or Die Tryin': Knowledge-Rich Natural Language Processing for the Semantic Web"

(Oct. 4, 2012 - Véronique Hoste) You are cordially invited to a attend the following LT3 seminar on "Get Richer or Die Tryin': Knowledge-Rich Natural Language Processing for the Semantic Web" by Simone Ponzetto, University of ...

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PhD Defense Els Lefever

(Sept. 25, 2012 ) Els Lefever defended her PhD with success on September 24rd, 2012. Her dissertation entitled ParaSense: Parallel Corpora for Word Sense Disambiguation was supervised by Martine De Cock (Ghent University) and ...

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PhD symposium on "Exploiting parallel corpora for lexical disambiguation"

(Sept. 1, 2012 - Véronique Hoste) On Monday 24 September 2012, the Ghent Association Research Group on Language Technology and Computational Intelligence organizes a PhD symposium on "Exploiting parallel corpora for lexical disambiguation" with talks by ...

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Job opening

(Aug. 7, 2012 ) There is a new job opening at our team! More information about the job and its requirements can be found on the HOGENT website (in Dutch). Application deadline: 20 August, ...

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"Get Inspired"

(June 28, 2012 - Véronique Hoste) Veronique, Anita Prinzie (Solutions-2) and Dirk De Muynck (Volvo) shared their views on social media mining at the "get inspired day" of Solutions-2. Have a look at: http://www.solutions2.be/getinspired2012/Default.aspx Also check ...

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Game localisation

(March 23, 2012 ) David Walgrave from Larian Studios gave a guest lecture on game localisation on March 22nd.

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And the winner is ...

(Dec. 23, 2011 - Orphée De Clercq) We have all been waiting anxiously to know who is the lucky winner of our iPad2 prize draw! As can be expected from a language technology team we let our ...

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20,802 Flemish text messages received

(Dec. 6, 2011 - Orphée De Clercq) Over a period of two months we received no less than 20,802 Flemish text messages from contributors all over Belgium. A big 'thank you' goes out to everyone who donated ...

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Donate your text messages to science...

(Sept. 27, 2011 - Orphée De Clercq) ... and win an iPad 2! Language is a complicated matter. Remember how long it took you to know when to use which words, and how? Language is not something ...

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Summer school writing process research (www.inputlog.net)

(Sept. 7, 2011 ) Lieve presents the work done in the Inputlog++ project ''Enriching the analysis data of Inputlog with linguistic information''

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Visit to the Directorate-General for Translation

(March 20, 2011 - Lieve Macken) Students of the courses Computer-aided Translation and Localization will visit the Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission in Brussels on Wednesday March 23rd. The DGT visit programme is as ...

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Hendi on tekstblog.nl

(Feb. 17, 2011 - Véronique Hoste) http://www.tekstblog.nl/hoe-meetbaar-is-leesbaarheid/

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Terminology Day (TiNT)

(Dec. 1, 2010 ) Lieve will present LT3's bilingual terminology extraction system at the TiNT Terminology Day in Amsterdam on December 3rd. The full program is available here.

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LT3 organizes CLIN-21

(Nov. 20, 2010 ) The 21st CLIN meeting will be hosted by the Language and Translation Technology Team (LT3) of the Faculty of Translation studies at the University College Ghent. More information can be ...

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Hendi presented at the conference "Het Schoolvak Nederlands 24"

(Nov. 19, 2010 - Dries Tanghe) Dries presented the Hendi project at "Het Schoolvak Nederlands 24", the annual conference on teaching Dutch. See the conference website for more details. The conference proceedings are available here.

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Hendi presented at the VETO research forum

(Nov. 17, 2010 - Dries Tanghe) Dries presented the Hendi project at the "Research Forum" in the Department home.

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Lecture on smart search for the East Flanders Innovation centre

(Nov. 4, 2010 - Véronique Hoste) Invitation to the lecture (in Dutch)

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Kennislink publishes an article on readability

(Oct. 31, 2010 - Véronique Hoste) http://www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/lezen-op-je-eigen-niveau

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LT3 organizes ATILA 2010

(Sept. 26, 2010 - Dries Tanghe) LT3 hosted this year's ATILA workshop. ATILA is the annual research meeting of the NLP research teams CLiPS of the university of Antwerp, ILK of the university of Tilburg, and ...

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PhD defense Lieve Macken

(May 29, 2010 ) Lieve Macken defended her PhD on May 28th 2010. Her doctoral dissertation entitled Sub-sentential alignment of translational correspondences was supervised by Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp) and Joost Buysschaert. The ...

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Lieve wins CICLing's Third Best Paper Award

(March 22, 2010 ) We just received the news that Lieve has won the Third Best Paper Award on this year's International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing) for her paper: ...

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