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Vacancy for PhD student (in Dutch)

(June 16, 2022 ) Vacature voor een doctoraatsbursaal Solliciteren tot 15-08-2022 LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team, Faculteit Letteren & Wijsbegeerte Vlot teksten kunnen schrijven is een fundamentele vaardigheid in de huidige kennismaatschappij, maar …

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New work presented at RANLP

(Sept. 2, 2021 ) Yesterday, Thierry presented his long paper on "Event prominence extraction combining a knowledge-based syntactic parser and a BERT classifier for Dutch" at the biennial RANLP conference. This work was carried …

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CLIN31 was a great success!

(July 12, 2021 ) Last Friday, 9 July 2021, LT3 team members Lieve, Orphée, Seza, Arda, Bram, Ayla and Sofie organised the first online edition of the annual Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands Conference …

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WASSA 2021

(April 20, 2021 ) Yesterday, the Eleventh Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis took place online as part of EACL 2021. Orphée and Veronique were two of the workshop's …

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New journal paper on how to annotate VAD

(Jan. 22, 2021 ) How do you annotate the emotional properties of text using the concepts Valence, Arousal and Dominance? In new work published in the leading journal Language Resources and Evaluation three different …

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Work on text normalization published in ESWA journal

(Jan. 15, 2021 ) We have a new publication on text normalization of Dutch social media text in the journal Expert Systems with Applications. You can access the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2020.114500 Abstract: Social media …

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New work presented at various COLING workshops

(Dec. 14, 2020 ) Last week, the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics took place online. Various LT3 colleagues presented work at one of the workshops co-located with this conference: Gilles Jacobs and Veronique …

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Collaboration presented at TQ2020

(Feb. 7, 2020 ) Last Friday, Orphée presented a collaboration with EQTIS and the Université de Lille at TQ2020 in Roubaix: "Uncovering machine-translationese: an experiment on 4 MT systems for English-French translations". Together with prof. …

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LT3 presents work @CLIN30

(Jan. 31, 2020 ) On Thursday 30 January 2020 the 30th edition of the CLIN (Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands) conference took place. Various LT3 colleagues presented their work: Orphée talked about automatic event …

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Sentiment analysis use case presented at AI4Growth

(Jan. 29, 2020 ) AI4Growth is the community of AI stakeholders in Flanders. Yesterday, the latest AI4Growth event took place with a focus on Retail B2C & Consumer exp. An excellent occasion for Orphée to …

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EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019

(Nov. 25, 2019 ) Begin November EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 took place in Hong Kong and some LT3 members were also there. Camiel presented novel work on "Leveraging syntactic parsing to improve event annotation matching" in …

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LT3 at RANLP2019

(Sept. 2, 2019 ) Today the 3-day conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2019) kicked off in Varna, Bulgaria. On this first day, no less than three LT3 papers were already …

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New work presented at MT summit

(Aug. 21, 2019 ) Currently the Machine Translation Summit is taking place in Dublin. An LT3 delegation has already been there for a few days presenting some of their most recent work at two …

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EMOSEDE in Rome!

(July 1, 2019 ) Today, the Special Track on EMOtion and SEntiment DEtection took place at the HUSO conference in Rome. We were very lucky that Dr. Alexandra Balahur from the European Commission's Joint …

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New publication "Correlating process and product data to get an insight into translation difficulty"

(March 29, 2019 - Gilles Jacobs) New publication "Correlating process and product data to get an insight into translation difficulty" by Bram Vanroy, dr. Orphee De Clercq and Lieve Macken. Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0907676X.2019.1594319 By correlating product and …

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LT3's organization and participation in SemEval2018 presented in New Orleans!

(June 6, 2018 ) Currently, the prestigious NAACL conference is taking place at New Orleans, Louisiana. In the framework of SemEval 2018, some of our colleagues presented their latest work. Yesterday, Cynthia presented the shared …

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New work on predicting translation difficulty and automatic term extraction presented at TISLID2018

(May 27, 2018 ) From 24 till 27 May, the third conference on Technological Innovation for Specialized Linguistic Domains (TISLID2018), Languages for digital lives lives and cultures took place at Ghent University. LT3 was …

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Readability Workshop at Utrecht

(April 5, 2018 ) On the occasion of Suzanne Kleijn's PhD defense a Readability Workshop takes place in Utrecht on 5 April 2018.  The speakers were asked to reflect on three issues in particular, …

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MDCM students win 2nd place Google DMA 2017!

(Feb. 23, 2018 ) This year, all students that took up the course Digital Communication Management in the CALM program participated in the Digital Masters Academy (DMA). The DMA is organized every year by Google …

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LT3 at CLIN28

(Jan. 26, 2018 ) On Friday the 26th of January a large affiliation from LT3 attended the annual Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN) conference. This year CLIN28 took place in Nijmegen at the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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