„Best Paper Award“ for HITS researchers

06 08 2019

Federico López and Michael Strube, both members of the Natural Language Processing (NLP) group at HITS, and Benjamin Heinzerling (former HITS researcher) have been awarded the “Best Paper Award” at the “Workshop on Representation Learning for NLP“ (Rep4NLP) at this year’s ACL Annual Meeting. The title of their paper is „Fine-Grained Entity Typing in Hyperbolic Space“ and deals with representing hierarchical information using hyperbolic models.

The 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) took place in Florence (Italy) from 28 July to 2 August 2019. The „Rep4NLP“ workshop was the largest workshop of the meeting with 400 participants, 83 submissions, 40 accepted papers, and 3 best paper awards. The 57th Annual Meeting was also the biggest meeting of its kind with 3300 participants. ACL 2020 will take place in Seattle (USA): https://twitter.com/aclmeeting

About the workshop: https://sites.google.com/view/repl4nlp2019
About ACL 2019: http://www.acl2019.org/EN/index.xhtml
Paper: https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/papers/W/W19/W19-4319/

About HITS

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.

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