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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…

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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.

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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…

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Second Workshop ‘Ethics in NLP’

Michael Strube will co-organize the second workshop on Ethics in NLP, which will take place at NAACL-HLT 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Michael was also one of the main organizers of the first workshop, which took place in 2017.

Michael Strube at NAACL-HLT 2018

Michael Strube, NLP group leader, will serve as one of the area chairs for Information Extraction at the next NAACL-HLT conference. The conference, which is held by the North American chapter of the ACL, will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 1st to 8th, 2018.

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…

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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 –…

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The Dark Side of Natural Language Processing

At the first “Ethics in Natural Language Processing” workshop in Valencia, scientists discussed the opportunities and dangers of automatic speech analysis. According to HITS researcher Michael Strube, “Exceedingly few people know how well we can analyze unstructured data.” Smartphones are a part of our everyday lives both at work and at home. We write emails,…

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