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Course: Probability and Statistics for Language Technology

Course: Probability and Statistics for Language Technology

Uppsala University – Department of Linguistics and Philology Topics: elementary concepts in probability theory, such as unconditional and conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem, and the law of total probability; elementary concepts in statistics such as sample, estimation, and hypothesis testing. … Read entire article »

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Course Start: Semantic Analysis in Language Technology

Spring 2016 Semantic Analysis in Language Technology at Uppsala University (Sweden) Topics: Semantics and Computational Semantics Semantic Role Labelling/Predicate-Argument Structure Sentiment Analysis Word Sense Disambiguation Vector Semantics Information Extraction (I & II) Question Answering (I & II) Ontologies and the Semantic Web (I & II) … Read entire article »

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Course: Semantic Analysis in Language Technology

Uppsala University: Department of Linguistics and Philology Semantic Analysis in Language Technology (2013)         Credits: 7,5 hp Syllabus: 5LN456 Teacher: Marina Santini The course website will be update regularly during the teaching session with additional material. Last Updated: 23 October 2013 Course website: Nov, 12 (Tue) 10‑12 9-2042 (Turing) Course introduction [OH]. J&M 17–18 Nov, 14 (Thu) 10-12 9-2042 (Turing) Introduction to essay assignment (EA) [OH]. Nov, 19 (Tue) 10-12 9-2042 (Turing) IE/PAS, PAS assignment [OH] Johansson and Nugues 2008, J&M 20.9 Nov, 21 (Thu) 10-12 9-2042 (Turing) EA and PAS supervision – Nov, 26 (Tue) 10-12 9-2042 (Turing) Sentiment analysis BL 1–4 Nov, 28 (Thu) 10-12 9-2042 (Turing) Sentiment analysis BL 5–7 Dec, 03 (Tue) 10-12 9-2042 (Turing) Supervision – Dec, 06 (Thu) Deadline EA, step 1 Dec, 10 (Tue) 10-12 9-2042 (Turing) EA presentations – Dec, 12 (Thu) 10-12 9-2042 (Turing) WSD [OH] J&M 19–20. Dec, 17 (Tue) 10-12 9-2042 (Turing) WSD. Deadline EA, feedback to another group (link to submitted essays below) – Jan, 20 (Mon) 2014-01-20: Deadline, all assignments Intended learning outcomes In order to pass the course, a student must be able to: describe systems that perform the following tasks, apply them to authentic linguistic data, and evaluate the results: disambiguate instances of polysemous lemmas [word sense disambiguation, WSD]; use semantic analysis in the context of information extraction … Read entire article »

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Seminar – Towards Contextualized Information: How Automatic Genre Identification Can Help

Seminar Series Laboratory for Cognition, Interaction and Language Technology (CILTLab) Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, Tuesday 28 August 2012 Abstract: Genre is one of the textual dimensions that can be used to reconstruct the communicative context needed to assess the value of information with respect to a purpose (business, learning, finding, monitoring, predicting, etc.). When we know the genre of a text, we can surmise the CONTEXT where a text has been created and for which purpose. Therefore we can more confidently decide whether a text contains the information we are looking for. For example, factual texts might have more credibility than opinionated texts. In this respect, genres such as press conferences, declarations or announcements by a White House spokesman might be more reliable than subjective genres, e.g. newspapers’ editorials or op-ed articles. On the … Read entire article »

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Free Online Course: Agile development method for Software as a Service (SaaS) using Ruby on Rails

Software Engineering for SaaS Start: May 18 2012 This course teaches the engineering fundamentals for long-lived software using the highly-productive Agile development method for Software as a Service (SaaS) using Ruby on Rails. Twelve principles underlie the Agile Manifesto, including: Customer satisfaction by rapid delivery of useful software Welcome changing requirements, even late in development Working software is delivered frequently (weeks rather than months) Working software is the principal measure of progress Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace Close, daily co-operation between business people and developers Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication (co-location) Projects are built around motivated individuals, who should be trusted Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design Simplicity Self-organizing teams Regular adaptation to changing circumstances —– The full list of free online courses is here: Coursera’s vision ( “Higher education is ripe for innovation: it is too expensive and limited … Read entire article »

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Online Course: Social Network Analysis

An interesting online course is offred for free by Coursera through University of Michigan in September 2012: Social Network Analysis “This course will use social network analysis, both its theory and computational tools, to make sense of the social and information networks that have been fueled and rendered accessible by the internet.”   For more info, visit the course website:     … Read entire article »

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Collaborative Blogging

Would you like to publish a signed post (e.g. a book review or a conference announcement) or start a discussion on our favourite topics? We would like to know more about your experiments with Content Discovery, Text Analytics, Topic Detection, Emotion Mining, Web Development, Web Design, Information Architecture, Social Media and more. Do you wish to add your blog link to our blogroll for dissemination and cross-fertilization? Contact MarinaSantini.MS [at]]. … Read entire article »

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HERMES: A new Twitter Corpus

The new Twitter corpus, HERMES, is now available.  It’s about 100 million words. There are also JSON files with metadata. It was created by Michele Zappavigna, University of Sidney Here is her webpage Contact her for more information about how to get hold of the corpus. … Read entire article »

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CLT seminar (University of Gothenburg): 2011-06-16, 10:15 – 12:00

 Marina Santini – Computational Models for Automatic Web Genre Identification Date:  2011-06-16 10:15 – 12:00 Where:  L308, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8 Broadly speaking, “genre” is a classification concept. A genre is a recurring and recognized pattern of communication that has a specific name. The web hosts many recognised genres, such as FAQs, press releases, product descriptions, instructions, guides, e-magazines, blogs, professional profiles, how-tos, web ads and reviews. Each of these genres serves a number of communicative and social purposes and carries additional contextual information that helps the reader interpret the content. Can web genres be identified and detected automatically? Which computational models have been tried out so far in automatic genre identification research? How well do they perform? In this talk, I will present and discuss the latest findings in automatic genre identification and suggest viable … Read entire article »

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A trip to Barcelona in May…. What shall I “Discover”? Topic extraction and mood analysis?

I’m taking a trip to Barcelona between May 29th and June 2nd. … Read entire article »

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