First place at NAACL 2016 Shared Task

22. March 2016

Madeline Remse, Master student in the HITS NLP group, finished first place in the Automated Evaluation of Scientific Writing Shared Task of the 11th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications at this year’s NAACL-HLT . The goal of the task was to predict whether a given sentence from a scientific publication needs language editing to improve it, and the system developed by Madeline was the best of eight systems in the probabilistic estimation track. Madeline, who only recently joined the HITS NLP group, worked together with HITS PhD. student Mohsen Mesgar.

About HITS

HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

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