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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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New cyberbullying publications

(Nov. 25, 2020 - Gilles Jacobs) We have two new publications on cyberbullying detection: 1. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/natural-language-engineering/article/automatic-classification-of-participant-roles-in-cyberbullying-can-we-detect-victims-bullies-and-bystanders-in-social-media-text/A2079C2C738C29428E666810B8903342 In "Automatic classification of participant roles in cyberbullying" we automatically identify bullies, victims and defenders from social media text using …

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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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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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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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Journal paper out recapping the SCATE project

(June 26, 2019 ) The SCATE (Smart Computer-Aided Translation Environment) project aimed to improve computer-assisted translation workflows in different ways. This paper gives an overview of the highlights of the entire SCATE project and …

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Two new journal publications out!

(April 29, 2019 ) Two new journal publications by Arda Tezcan, Véronique Hoste and Lieve Macken have been published. Estimating word-level quality of statistical machine translation output using monolingual information alone: In this paper we …

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New publication "In no uncertain terms: a dataset for monolingual and multilingual automatic term extraction from comparable corpora"

(March 29, 2019 - Gilles Jacobs) A new publication "In no uncertain terms: a dataset for monolingual and multilingual automatic term extraction from comparable corpora" is available by Ayla Rigouts Terreyn, Véronique Hoste and Els Lefever: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10579-019-09453-9 …

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LT3 @ CLIN29 conference in Groningen

(Jan. 31, 2019 - Gilles Jacobs) LT3 presented several posters and presentations at CLIN29 in Groningen.Presentations: Predicting Syntactic Equivalence in Translation - Bram Vanroy, Arda Tezcan and Lieve Macken. Een baardjuffrouw en haar borstengeknoei. The influence …

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New publication on cyberbullying detection

(Oct. 9, 2018 ) Wondering how to automatically detect toxic behavior on Social Media? The open acces journal PlosOne published our paper “Automatic detection of cyberbullying in social media text”. The work presents a …

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Public PhD Defense Nils Smeuninx

(Sept. 18, 2018 - Gilles Jacobs) Friday 28 of August, Nils Smeuninx will publicly defended his PhD. His dissertation entitled Dear Stakeholder. Exploring the language of sustainability reporting: a closer look at readability, sentiment and perception …

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LT3 at ACL2018 in Melbourne, Australia

(July 29, 2018 ) Prof. Véronique Hoste co-organized and co-hosted the 1st workshop on Economics and NLP at ACL2018 in Melbourne, Australia.Here, Phd candidate Gilles Jacobs presented a gold-standard dataset and baseline systems for …

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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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Second ELRC Workshop

(May 30, 2018 ) On Tuesday 29 June, Véronique Hoste and Ayla Rigouts Terryn co-organised the second European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) workshop with Stijn Desmeytere of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The …

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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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New work presented at LREC 2018

(May 22, 2018 ) From 7 till 12 May the LREC 2018 conference took place in Miyazaki, Japan. Els, Ayla and Laura were there to present their latest work on: Terminology extraction. Text mining …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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Hendi on tekstblog.nl

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

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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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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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