GSCL Research Talks
The GSCL Research Talks, which took place between February 2021 and December 2022, provided a forum for dialogue on current research topics in academia and industry. The speakers included high-ranking researchers from academia and industry. Presentations were given in German or English, with the language of each presentation announced in advance. The event lasted one hour, including 30 minutes of questions and answers.
GSCL Tutorial Talks
The 90-minute GSCL Tutorial Talks covered special topics in computational linguistics not typically included in the curriculum, insights into research projects or introductory lectures in neighbouring disciplines. The series also included interviews with experts about their personal experiences and presentations from industrial research. The GSCL Tutorial Talks were a forum for students and doctoral candidates to exchange ideas with experts, find out about internship or employment opportunities and network with experts and fellow students from other universities.
Michael Roth (Universität Stuttgart)
When we use language, we usually assume that the meaning of
our statements is clear and that others can understand precisely this
meaning. However, that this may not always be the case is for example
demonstrated by vague statements in polit [more…]
Sebastian Schuster (Universität des Saarlandes)
Understanding longer narratives or participating in conversations requires tracking of discourse entities that have been mentioned. Indefinite noun phrases (NPs), such as ‘a dog’, frequently introduce discourse entities but this behavior is modulated [more…]
Alessandra Zarcone (Hochschule Augsburg)
Computational linguists have cared about data “before it was cool”. In the community of ML/AI practitioners, however, “model work” gets more love than the “data work”.
Small and medium business, while not immune to the AI hype, often (1) do not have [more…]
Dirk Hovy (Bocconi University, Milan)
Natural Language Processing is one of the core areas of artificial intelligence. Currently, the majority of the research efforts in this area are mostly opting for better performance on major benchmarks and downstream tasks. However, it is vital to a [more…]
Anne Lauscher (Bocconi University, Milan)
This is the second part of a two-part talk, in which Dr. Anne Lauscher will discuss their latest research centering around the current modeling of 3rd person pronouns in NLP as a concrete example.
Anne Lauscher is a postdoctoral researche [more…]
Seid Muhie Yimam (University of Hamburg)
The development of natural language processing and AI applications require a gold standard dataset. Data is the pillar of those intelligent applications, and an annotation is a way to acquire it. In this talk, I will first discuss the main components [more…]
Thomas Proisl (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
The study of cooccurrences, i. e. the analysis of linguistic units that occur together, has had a profound impact on our view of language. In this talk, I will discuss how we can generalize established methods for the statistical analysis of two-word [more…]
Sabine Schulte im Walde (Universität Stuttgart)
The distinction between abstract and concrete words (such as “dream” in contrast to “banana”) is considered a highly relevant semantic categorisation for Natural Language Processing purposes. For example, previous studies have identified distribution [more…]
Alexander Koller (Universität des Saarlandes)
There are many technical approaches to mapping natural-language sentences to symbolic meaning representations. The current dominant approach is with neural sequence-to-sequence models which map the sentence to a string version of the meaning represen [more…]
Richard Eckart de Castilho (TU Darmstadt)
Let the computer actively help you to enrich your texts with annotations and to link your texts to knowledge bases – this is what the INCEpTION text annotation platform helps you with.
No matter if you work alone or in a team or if you want to provi [more…]
Annemarie Friedrich (Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence)
Important: If you are new to text annotation, this tutorial is a great preparation for our tutorial about the INCEpTION platform!
This tutorial guides you through the steps for manual annotation with the aim of text corpus construction for machine l [more…]
Alexander Fraser (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Data-driven Machine Translation is an interesting application of machine-learning-based natural language processing techniques to multilingual data. Particularly with the recent advent of powerful neural network models, it has become possible to inco [more…]
Benjamin Roth (University of Vienna)
Deep learning relies on massive training sets of labeled examples to learn from – often tens of thousands to millions to reach peak predictive performance. However, large amounts of training data are only available for very few standardized learning [more…]
Daria Stepanova (Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence)
Advances in information extraction have enabled the automatic construction of large knowledge graphs (KGs) like DBpedia, Freebase, YAGO and Wikidata. Learning rules from KGs is a crucial task for KG completion, cleaning and curation. This tutorial pr [more…]
Friedrich Faubel (Cerence Inc.)
This talk will take you on a journey into the world of speech enhancement, a realm that exists only to separate an acoustic target speech signal from noise, interfering speech or music. While classical approaches were typically quite heavy on the mat [more…]
Casey Redd Kennington (Boise State University)
Hallmarks of intelligence include the ability to acquire, represent, understand, and produce natural language. Although recent efforts in data-driven, machine learning, and deep learning methods have advanced natural language processing applications, [more…]