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.
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the 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 sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.