Successful defense

Benjamin Heinzerling from the NLP group has successfully defended his PhD thesis with the title “Aspects of Coherence for Entity Analysis”. Benjamin used to work in the DFG-funded research training group AIPHES and will soon take on a post-doc position at RIKEN AIP / Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

HITS NLP @ GNDCon2018

The SCAD Project (Scalable Author Disambiguation for Bibliographic Databases), which has been funded by the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and the Klaus-Tschira-Foundation, will have a dedicated Deep Dive session at GNDCon2018, which will be held by the German National Library on December 3rd and 4th, 2018, in Frankfurt. With our project partners DBLP and Zentralblatt MATH, we will…

ACM Symposium 2018: Michael Strube speaks about „the dark side of NLP“

The German Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) turns 50 this year and celebrates its anniversary with a Symposium in Heidelberg. The Symposium takes place 20-21 September 2018 under the motto “Being Human with Algorithms”. Experts from all over the world discuss effects of the digital transformation to modern society – including all its side effects. The talks range from topics of digitalization, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, over big data to blockchain, and more.

LREC Paper Accepted

The paper “BPEmb: Tokenization-free Pre-trained Subword Embeddings in 275 Languages” by Benjamin Heinzerling and Michael Strube has been accepted for LREC 2018, which will take place in Miyazaki, Japan, from May 7th to 12th, 2018. The paper comes with an innovative natural language resource, which can be downloaded from this GitHub page. BTW: The European…

Digitale Mündigkeit und Bürgerrechte

This content is only available in German.   Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer und netzpolitischer Sprecher Konstantin von Notz (Grüne) zum Informationsbesuch am HITS Zu einem Informationsbesuch über die Themen „Digitalisierung“ und „Künstliche Intelligenz“ kam jetzt Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer ans HITS, gemeinsam mit MdB Dr. Konstantin von Notz, dem netzpolitischen Sprecher der Grünen-Fraktion im Deutschen Bundestag und…

TPDL Paper Accepted

The paper “Semantic Author Name Disambiguation with Word Embeddings” by Mark-Christoph Müller has been accepted as a Long Paper at TPDL 2017 (International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries). The conference will take place from September 18 to 21, 2017, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The paper is a result of the project SCAD –…