The paper “Centering-based Neural Coherence Modeling with Hierarchical Discourse Segments” by NLP group PhD student and HITS scholarship holder Sungho Jeon and Michael Strube was accepted at EMNLP 2020. Also, the paper “A Fully Hyperbolic Neural Model for Hierarchical Multi-class Classification” by NLP group PhD student Federico Lopez and Michael Strube was accepted at EMNLP 2020 in the new category ‘Findings of EMNLP’. As most conferences in 2020, EMNLP will take place as an online event from November 16 to 20, 2020.
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.