The language technology lab carries out research in the field of Natural Language Processing. We mainly focus on two areas of specialization:
We are committed to reproducible and replicable research. Thus, we generally make all research software publicly available.
Together with the Language Technology Group (LT) from the University Hamburg, we have organized GermEval 2017 – Shared Task on Aspect-based Sentiment in Social Media Customer Feedback. In this shared task, we utilized one of the largest datasets among all so-far conducted shared tasks on Sentiment Analysis. The shared task was framed as aspect-based sentiment analysis with four sub tasks: Relevance, Document Sentiment, Aspect-based Sentiment and Opinion Target Extraction.
The proceedings are available on the website. The task description can be found below:
The following paper has been accepted for the 4th Workshop on NLP Techniques for Educational Applications (NLPTEA 2017), in Taipei, Taiwan:
The following paper has been accepted in the Journal of Language Technology and Computational Linguistics, JLCL Volume 32 (2017), Issue 1: NLP for Arabic/Perso alphabets.
The following submissions were accepted at the Building Educational Applications Workshop at EMNLP 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark:
The LTL participated in the first shared task on Stance and Gender Detection in Tweetson Catalan Independence@Ibereval 2017
Find the technical report of our system here:
Neural, Non-neural and Hybrid Stance Detection in Tweets on Catalan Independence