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Bernardo Magnini joint the Natural Language Processing group at Irst in 1988, under the lead of Oliviero Stock. He collaborated to the Alfresco project, for which he developed the lexical-semantic analysis module. In 1994 he was visiting researcher at CRL at New Mexico State University. In that period he started a project for the development of an Italian version of the English WordNet. In 2000 he collaborated to develop WordNet Domains, an enrichment of WordNet with domain information.
He collaborated to the organization of Senseval, an evaluation campaign on word sense disambiguation, and in 2003 lunched QA@CLEF, an evaluation campaign for multilingual question answering systems. Since 2005 he is involved in the organization of the Recognizing Textual Entailment challenge and he chaired Evalita-2007 and Evalita 2009, the evaluation campaigns on NLP tools for Italian. In 2006 he served as local organizer co-chair of EACL, the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, in Trento.
He has been involved in several research projects, including TAMIC-P (NLI to database), MEANING (word sense disambiguation), ONTOTEXT (ontology population from texts) and QALL-ME (question answering for mobile devices).
He is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Natural Language Engineering, of the John Benjamins Publishers' book series on Natural Language Processing and of the Advisory Board of the Text Analysis Conference run by NIST.
He is contract professor at the University of Trento (since 2002), at the Free University of Bolzano (since 2005) and he is Faculty member of the Master in Human Language Technology and Interface at University of Trento.
Since 2008 he co-heads the Human Language Technology research unit at FBK-irst. He currently coordinates the Working Group on NLP of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Interview with Bernardo Magnini
as author at Workshops to design a Human Centered AI roadmap in Europe,
META Prize and META Seal of Recognition Award Ceremony
as author at META-FORUM 2012 - A Strategy for Multilingual Europe, Brussels,
Industry and Innovation Discussion
as moderator at META-FORUM 2012 - A Strategy for Multilingual Europe, Brussels,
together with: Serge Gladkoff, Tomás Pariente Lobo, Radu Soricut, George Wright, Florence Beaujard, Lori Thicke,