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 event sectionConference on 100 Years of Alan Turing and 20 Years of SLAIS
The conference is centered on the centenary of the Alan Turing Year and the 20-years anniversary of the Slovenian Artificial Intelligence Society. The theme of the conference is related to the Turing's unique impact on mathematics, computing, computer science, informatics, ...
 event sectionHumanistične vede / Humanities
Humanistika kot najbolj samosvoja znanstvena veda je v dobi kvantitativnih in drugih »objektivnih« analiz pogosto obravnavana kot problematična in ne dovolj znanstvena. Prilagoditve nekaterih raziskovalcev vsakokratnemu kvantitativnemu sistemu evalvacije pa kažejo, kako previdni moramo biti z numeričnimi meritvami, da ne ...
 event sectionxLiTe: Cross-Lingual Technologies
Automatic text understanding has been an unsolved research problem for many years. This partially results from the dynamic and diverging nature of human languages, which ultimately results in many different varieties of natural language. This variations range from the individual ...

Events:


 event14th International Multiconference on Information Society, Ljubljana 2011
The information society is changing the world as well as the Slovene society. Therefore we should be aware of these changes and embrace them. The aim of IS 2011 is not to provide the final answers to the problems of ...
 event3rd International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), San Jose 2009
This interdisciplinary conference brings together researchers and industry leaders interested in creating and analyzing social media. Past conferences have included technical papers from areas such as computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia and semantic web technologies. Papers are solicited ...
 event45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
The conference was organized by the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague ("Univerzita Karlova v Praze"), Czech Republic, the oldest University in Europe to the north of the Alps (founded in ...
 event5th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Barcelona 2011
The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the disciplines in computer science, linguistics, communication, and the social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding of social media ...
 event6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Dublin 2012
The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the disciplines of computer science, linguistics, communication, and the social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding of ...
 event7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Boston 2013
The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) is a unique forum bringing together researchers working at the nexus of computer science and the social sciences, with work drawing upon network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology and ...
 event9th International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference (ICGI), Saint-Malo 2008
ICGI-2008 is the ninth in a series of successful biennial international conferences in the area of grammatical inference. Grammatical inference has been extensively addressed by researchers in information theory, automata theory, language acquisition, computational linguistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational ...
 eventAERFAI Summer School on New Trends in Pattern Recognition for Language Technologies, Bilbao 2008
The aim of this Summer School is to introduce PhD students and young researchers into challenging areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP). The Summer School will consist of lectures by leading experts in the field along with experimental practices. The ...
 eventAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Sofia 2013
ACL is the premier conference of the field of computational linguistics, covering a broad spectrum of diverse research areas that are concerned with computational approaches to natural language. To find out more please visit the ACL website.
 eventEuropean Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
For the past 23 years, the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) has been organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) in different sites around Europe. The main focus of ESSLLI is ...
 eventInternational Summer School on Semantic Computing (SSSC), Berkeley 2011
Semantic Computing is a rapidly evolving research field that integrates representation, methods, and techniques from areas as diverse as multimedia, computational linguistics, semantic web, knowledge engineering, software engineering, with the goal of creating novel technologies and applications that connect intuitively ...
 eventMAO presents Visual Communications Theory: On Information Design 2009/10 / Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje predstavlja cikel predavanj iz teorije vizualnih komunikacij: O informacijskem oblikovanju 2009/10
"The task of the designer is ... the revelation of the complex." ("Naloga oblikovalca je ... razkrivanje kompleksnosti.") Edward R. Tufte English: In 2009 and 2010 an extremely important area of design – information design – will be presented to ...
 eventMIT 24.209 Philosophy In Film and Other Media - Spring 2004
This course examines works of film in relation to thematic issues of philosophical importance that also occur in other arts, particularly literature and opera. Emphasis is put on film's ability to represent and express feeling as well as cognition. Both ...
 eventMIT 24.261 Philosophy of Love in the Western World - Fall 2004
This course is a seminar on the nature of love and sex, approached as topics both in philosophy and in literature. Readings from recent philosophy as well as classic myths of love that occur in works of literature and lend ...
 eventMIT World Series: Where Does Syntax Come From? Have We All Been Wrong?
The impetus for this workshop, borrowing from a recent review by Yang in TICS (2004), is that "Recent demonstrations of statistical learning in infants have reinvigorated the innateness versus learning debate in language acquisition," particularly regarding syntax. We aim to ...
 eventXLike - Cross-Lingual Knowledge Extraction Kickoff Meeting, Bled 2012
The goal of the X-LIKE project is to develop technology to monitor and aggregate knowledge that is currently spread across global mainstream and social media, and to enable cross-lingual services for publishers, media monitoring and business intelligence. In terms of ...
 eventxLiTe Workshop: Cross-Lingual Technologies, Lake Tahoe 2012
Automatic text understanding has been an unsolved research problem for many years. This partially results from the dynamic and diverging nature of human languages, which ultimately results in many different varieties of natural language. This variations range from the individual ...
 eventZiF Workshop: Web Epistemics - How the Web shapes what we believe and know, how we learn and what we are, Bielefeld 2012
Since its inception at the CERN in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web (WWW) has had a tremendous impact on all aspects of our life. It has catalysed crucial changes in the way we produce, circulate and consume ...

Project:


 projectXLike
The goal of the X-LIKE project is to develop technology to monitor and aggregate knowledge that is currently spread across global mainstream and social media, and to enable cross-lingual services for publishers, media monitoring and business intelligence. In terms of ...

Debate:


 debate Robert Freidin, Jean-Roger Vergnaud, Norbert Hornstein, William Gregory Sakas, Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Charles Yang: Have We All Been Right? Looking Backwards at Linguistic Theory, Statistics, and Language Acquisition
It was uncertain by the end of this panel if linguists and computational scientists could find meaningful common ground. As conference organizer Michael Coen initially stated, “The issues we’re discussing are as religious to people as the Red Sox.” The ...

Introduction:


 introduction Marko Grobelnik: Introduction to FP7 XLike project
The goal of the XLike project is to develop technology to monitor and aggregate knowledge that is currently spread across mainstream and social media, and to enable cross-lingual services for publishers, media monitoring and business intelligence. The aim is to ...

Invited talks:


 invited talk Hans Uszkoreit: Getting at the Semantics of Texts
As semantic technologies keep evolving and maturing, there is growing concern about the gigantic wealth of knowledge encoded in so-called unstructured data. Actually the bulk of human knowledge on the web (and in books) is represented in texts. Not even ...
 invited talk Ralf Steinberger: Highly Multilingual News Analysis Applications
The publicly accessible Europe Media Monitor (EMM) family of applications (http://press.jrc.it/overview.html) gather and analyse an average of 80,000 to 100,000 online news articles per day in up to 43 languages. Through the extraction of meta-information in these articles, they provide ...
 invited talk Hugo Zaragoza: Improving Search with Semantic Technologies: Current Research Directions
Search engines play a major role in the success and growth of the WWW. In doing so they in turn help shape the web: they create new business models, modify content creation and consumption practices, support new forms of user ...

Keynotes:


 keynote Raymond J. Mooney: Grounded Language Learning
Most approaches to semantics in computational linguistics represent meaning in terms of words or abstract symbols. Grounded-language research bases the meaning of natural language on perception and/or action in the (real or virtual) world. Machine learning has become the most ...
 keynote Noam Chomsky: The minimalist program and language acquisition
This talk was given in occasion of the Honorary Doctorate degree in Neuroscience awarded by the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy on 17th September, 2012. The Minimalist Program is a linguistic theory which originated from an ...

Lectures:


 lecture Galit Shmuéli: A Flexible Model for Count Data: The COM-Poisson Distribution
Count data arise in many contexts, from word lengths to traffic volume to number of bids in online auctions, and generally in many event-counting applications. Yet, there is a scarcity of statistical models for such data. The Poisson distribution is ...
 lecture Robert Kowalski: Artificial Intelligence and Human Thinking
Research in AI has built upon the tools and techniques of many different disciplines, including formal logic, probability theory, decision theory, management science, linguistics and philosophy. However, the application of these disciplines in AI has necessitated the development of many ...
 lecture Vit Novacek: Getting the Meaning Right: A Complementary Distributional Layer for the Web Semantics
We aim at providing a complementary layer for the web semantics, catering for bottom-up phenomena that are empirically observable on the Semantic Web rather than being merely asserted by it. We focus on meaning that is not associated with particular ...
 lecture Jed R. Brubaker, Funda Kivran-Swaine: Grief-Stricken in a Crowd: The Language of Bereavement and Distress in Social Media
People turn to social media to express their emotions surrounding major life events. Death of a loved one is one scenario in which people share their feelings in the semi-public space of social networking sites. In this paper, we present ...
 lecture Charles E. Leiserson: Lecture 23: Advanced Topics (cont.)
"OK, good morning. So today, we're going to continue our exploration of multithreaded algorithms. Last time we talked about some aspects of scheduling, and a little bit about linguistics to describe a multithreaded competition. And today, we're going to actually ...
 lecture Paul Fry: Lecture 9 - Linguistics and Literature
In this lecture on the work of Roman Jakobson, Professor Paul Fry continues his discussion of synchrony and diachrony. The relationships among formalism, semiotics, and linguistics are explored. Claude Levi-Strauss's structural interpretation of the Oedipus myth is discussed in some ...
 lecture Florence Beaujard: Linguistics activities of Airbus Design office
 lecture Sebastian Hellmann: Linked Data in Linguistics for NLP and Web Annotation
This presentation introduces three major data pools that have recently been made freely available as Linked Data by a collaborative community process: (1) the DBpedia Internationalization committee is concerned with the extraction of RDF from the language-specific Wikipedia editions; (2) ...
 lecture Isabelle Augenstein: LODifier: Generating Linked Data from Unstructured Text
The automated extraction of information from text and its transformation into a formal description is an important goal of in both Semantic Web research and computational linguistics. The extracted information can be used for a variety of tasks such as ...
 lecture Joan Andreu Sanchez: Machine Learning for Natural Languages Processing
Probabilistic Context Free Grammars (PCFG) is a powerful formalism that has been used for several applications in Computational Linguistics. One important problem of these models is the probabilistic estimation of the probabilistic part of the models. This probabilistic estimation is ...
 lecture Chris Manning: Machine Learning of Language from Distributional Evidence
Christopher Manning thinks linguistics went astray in the 20th century when it searched “for homogeneity in language, under the misguided assumption that only homogeneous systems can be structured.” In the face of human creativity with language, rigid categories of linguistic ...
 lecture Walter Daelemans: Memory-Based models of inflectional morphology acquisition and processing
Old and recent results using Memory-Based Learning in inflectional morphology (Pinker: fruit fly of psycholinguistics). Memory-based learning with TiMBL: learning is storage. Cases: English and Dutch past tense; more interesting: German plural and Dutch plural. Computational psycholinguistics methodology.
 lecture Francois Coste: Opening Remarks
ICGI-2008 is the ninth in a series of successful biennial international conferences in the area of grammatical inference. Grammatical inference has been extensively addressed by researchers in information theory, automata theory, language acquisition, computational linguistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational ...
 lecture Joan Bresnan: Predicting Syntax: Processing Dative Constructions in American and Australian Varieties of English
Traditionally, linguistic variation within different time scales has been the province of different disciplines, each with a distinctive suite of techniques for obtaining and analyzing data. For example, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics study variation between different speaker groups ...
 lecture Mark Johnson: Probabilistic Models for Computational Linguistics
 lecture Antonio Galves: Stochastic chains with variable length memory and the algorithm Context
Stochastic chains with variable length memory define an interesting family of stochastic chains of infinite order on a finite alphabet. The idea is that for each past, only a finite suffix of the past, called "context", is enough to predict ...
 lecture Tomaž Pisanski: Strings, graphs, invariants
Strings play an important role in various sciences, from computer science, linguistics, social sciences, to various natural sciences, including bioinformatics. Strings, words, or finite sequences are mainly studied in formal language theory and form the basis of logic, mathematics and ...
 lecture Joan Andreu Sanchez: Syntactic Approaches for Natural Language Processing
Natural Language Processing combines concepts from different research fields, like Formal Languages, Speech Recognition, Computational Linguistics and Machine Learning. This talk describes syntactic approaches to deal with Natural Language Processing problems. Hidden Markov Models and Probabilistic Context Free Grammars are ...
 lecture Jon David Patrick: Text Categorization
This course will cover the principal topics important to creating a working text categorization system. It will focus on the components of such a system and processes required to create it based on the practical experiences of the Scamseek project. ...
 lecture Noam Chomsky: The Biology of the Language Faculty: Its Perfection, Past and Future
Noam Chomsky, around whose work much of the Syntax series revolves, gives listeners a glimpse into the evolution of his own thinking, with an emphasis on areas of linguistics where computational considerations play a major role. Chomsky briefly outlines the ...
 lecture Steven Pinker: The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
From the book jacket: Our conceptions of human nature affect every aspect of our lives, from the way we raise our children to the political movements we embrace. Yet just as science is bringing us into a golden age of ...
 lecture Noam Chomsky, Elizabeth S. Spelke: The Idea of Universality in Linguistics and Human Rights
If humans have a common, in-born capacity for language, and for such complex behaviors as morality, might the faculties be somehow linked? Noam Chomsky perceives a mere thread of a connection. At breakneck speed, Chomsky leads us through a history ...
 lecture Issei Sato: Topic Models with Power-Law Using Pitman-Yor Process
One important approach for knowledge discovery and data mining is to estimate unobserved variables because latent variables can indicate hidden specific properties of observed data. The latent factor model assumes that each item in a record has a latent factor; ...
 lecture Steven Pinker: Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
Why does a three year-old say “I went,” then six months later start saying “I goed”? When you first heard the word “fax,” how did you know the past tense is “faxed”? And why is it that a baseball player ...

Panels:


 panel Jochen L. Leidner, Allan Hanbury, Leonoor van der Beek, Khalid Choukri: Cross-Lingual Information access, retrieval, extraction, ... needs, requirements and current state of the art
The main topics that were addressed were the following: The needs of large users of multilingual information archives and their requirements, expectations The current offers for enterprise search and web What is preventing the take off of cross-lingual search applications ...
 panel Mark Johnson: Why isn’t linguistics more useful in NLP?

Promotional videos:


 promotional video Alenka Zupančič Žerdin: Conditions and Problems of Contemporary Philosophy
The »Conditions and Problems of Contemporary Philosophy« program is continuing its hitherto research work at the Institute of Philosophy, and thus in the five year period from 2004 to 2008 it will be focused on three main themes: Investigation of ...
 promotional video Darko Štrajn: Educational Research
The programme "Educational Research," which is conducted by the group of ten researchers of the Educational Research Institute (ERI) in Ljubljana, comprises very complex topics. The fundamental section (the individual researchers are in part wholly autonomous in their research) consists ...

Poster:


 poster Yuheng Hu: Dude, srsly?: The Surprisingly Formal Nature of Twitter’s Language
Twitter has become the de facto information sharing and communication platform. Given the factors that influence language on Twitter - size limitation as well as communication and content-sharing mechanisms - there is a continuing debate about the position of Twitter's ...

Tutorial:


 tutorial Marie-Francine Moens: Text Mining, Information and Fact Extraction (TMIFE)
communities (medical informatics, security, blog and news analysis, business information analysis, legal informatics, etc.). ?Still, today it is a somewhat fragmented subfield of human language technologies and information retrieval where the themes of (often forgotten) old-style pattern-based IE and more ...