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Tutorials in 2014

We are presenting tutorials at four venues:
Babelfy v1.0 released!

We are happy to announce the release of Babelfy which is a unified approach to multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation and Entity Linking.
Babelfy website
ACL 2014

We had 3 papers accepted at ACL 2014:
  • T. Flati, D. Vannella, T. Pasini, R. Navigli. Two Is Bigger (and Better) Than One: the Wikipedia Bitaxonomy Project. Proc. of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014), Baltimore, USA, June 22-27, 2014.

  • M. T. Pilehvar and R. Navigli. A Robust Approach to Aligning Heterogeneous Lexical Resources. Proc. of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014), Baltimore, USA, June 22-27, 2014.

  • D. Vannella, D. Jurgens, D. Scarfini, D. Toscani, R. Navigli. Validating and Extending Semantic Knowledge Bases using Video Games with a Purpose. Proc. of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014), Baltimore, USA, June 22-27, 2014.
Journal papers accepted!

Two journal papers accepted at Computational Linguistics and Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL):
  • A. Moro, A. Raganato, R. Navigli. Entity Linking meets Word Sense Disambiguation: a Unified Approach. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 2, 2014.

  • M. T. Pilehvar and R. Navigli. A Large-scale Pseudoword-based Evaluation Framework for State-of-the-Art Word Sense Disambiguation. Computational Linguistics, MIT Press, 2014.
ACL 2013 best paper nominee!

Our paper was nominated for ACL 2013 best long paper award!
  • M. T. Pilehvar, D. Jurgens and R. Navigli. Align, Disambiguate and Walk: A Unified Approach for Measuring Semantic Similarity. Proc. of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria.
Papers accepted in 2013

In 2013, our group published 6 journal papers and 12 conference papers:
  1. P. Velardi, S. Faralli, R. Navigli. OntoLearn Reloaded: A Graph-based Algorithm for Taxonomy Induction, Computational Linguistics, 39(3), MIT Press, 2013, pp. 665-707. DATA
  2. A. Di Marco and R. Navigli. Clustering and Diversifying Web Search Results with Graph-Based Word Sense Induction, Computational Linguistics, 39(4), MIT Press, 2013, pp. 709-754. DATA
  3. E. Hovy, R. Navigli and S. Ponzetto. Collaboratively built semi-structured content and Artificial Intelligence: the story so far. Artificial Intelligence (AIJ), 194, pp. 2-27, Elsevier, 2013.
  4. B. Magnini, M. Baroni, M. Federico, R. Navigli. Recent Advancements in Human Language Technology in Italy. Intelligenza Artificiale, IOS Press, 2013.
  5. R. Navigli and S. Ponzetto. BabelNet: The Automatic Construction, Evaluation and Application of a Wide-Coverage Multilingual Semantic Network. Artificial Intelligence (AIJ), 193, Elsevier, 2012, pp. 217-250. DATA
  6. T. Flati, R. Navigli. The CQC Algorithm: Cycling in Graphs to Semantically Enrich and Enhance a Bilingual Dictionary. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), 43, AAAI Press, 2012, pp. 135-171.
  7. S. Faralli and R. Navigli. Growing Multi-Domain Glossaries from a Few Seeds with Probabilistic Topic Models. Proc. of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2013), Seattle, USA, October 18-21, 2013, pp. 170-181. DATA
  8. A. Moro, H. Li, S. Krause, F. Xu, R. Navigli, H. Uszkoreit. Semantic Rule Filtering for Web-Scale Relation Extraction. Proc. of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013), Sydney, Australia, October 21-25, 2013, pp. 347-362.
  9. M. T. Pilehvar, D. Jurgens and R. Navigli. Align, Disambiguate and Walk: A Unified Approach for Measuring Semantic Similarity. Proc. of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9, 2013, pp. 1341-1351. Nominated for ACL 2013 best paper award!
  10. T. Flati and R. Navigli. SPred: Large-scale Harvesting of Semantic Predicates. Proc. of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9, 2013, pp. 1222-1232. DATA
  11. F. De Benedictis, S. Faralli and R. Navigli. GlossBoot: Bootstrapping Multilingual Domain Glossaries from the Web. Proc. of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9, 2013, pp. 528-538. DATA
  12. S. Faralli, R. Navigli. A Java Framework for Multilingual Definition and Hypernym Extraction. Proc. of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, System Demonstrations (ACL 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9, 2013, pp. 103-108.
  13. A. Moro, R. Navigli. Integrating Syntactic and Semantic Analysis into the Open Information Extraction Paradigm. Proc. of the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013), Beijing, China, August, 3-9th, 2013, pp. 2148-2154. DATA
  14. T. Flati, R. Navigli. The CQC Algorithm: Cycling in Graphs to Semantically Enrich and Enhance a Bilingual Dictionary: Extended abstract. Proc. of the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013), Beijing, China, August, 3-9th, 2013, pp. 3151-3155. DATA
  15. R. Navigli, D. Vannella. SemEval-2013 Task 11: Word Sense Induction & Disambiguation within an End-User Applications. Proc. of 7th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval), in the Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2013), Atlanta, USA, June 14-15th, 2013, pp. 193-201. DATA
  16. R. Navigli, D. A. Jurgens, D. Vannella. SemEval-2013 Task 12: Multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation. Proc. of 7th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval), in the Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2013), Atlanta, USA, June 14-15th, 2013, pp. 222-231. DATA
  17. M. T. Pilehvar and R. Navigli. Paving the Way to a Large-scale Pseudosense-annotated Dataset. Proc. of the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2013), Atlanta, USA, June 10-12, 2013, pp. 1100-1109.
  18. R. Navigli. A Quick Tour of BabelNet 1.1. Proc. of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing 2013), Samos, Greece, March 24-30th, 2013, pp. 25-37.
Papers published in 2012

  1. A. Moro and R. Navigli. WiSeNet: Building a Wikipedia-based Semantic Network with Ontologized Relations. Proc. of the 21th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2012), Maui Hawaii, October 29-November 2, 2012.
  2. S. Faralli and R. Navigli. A New Minimally-Supervised Framework for Domain Word Sense Disambiguation. Proc. of the 2012 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2012), Jeju, Korea, July 12-14, 2012, pp. 1411-1422. DATA
  3. R. Navigli and S. Ponzetto. Joining Forces Pays Off: Multilingual Joint Word Sense Disambiguation. Proc. of the 2012 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2012), Jeju, Korea, July 12-14, 2012, pp. 1399-1410. DATA
  4. R. Navigli and S. Ponzetto. BabelRelate! A Joint Multilingual Approach to Computing Semantic Relatedness. Proc. of the 26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2012), Toronto, Canada, July 22-26, 2012. DATA
  5. R. Navigli and S. Ponzetto. Multilingual WSD with Just a Few Lines of Code: the BabelNet API. Proc. of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2012), Jeju, Korea, July 9-11, 2012, pp. 67-72. DATA
  6. R. Navigli and S. Ponzetto. BabelNetXplorer: A Platform for Multilingual Lexical Knowledge Base Access and Exploration. Proc. of the 21st International World Wide Web Conference, Comp. volume (WWW 2012), Lyon, France, April 16-20th, 2012, pp. 393-396. DATA
  7. R. Navigli. A Quick Tour of Word Sense Disambiguation, Induction and Related Approaches. Proc. of the 38th Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science (SOFSEM 2012), Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, January 21-27th, 2012, pp. 115-129.
CIKM 2011 paper accepted

We have a paper at the Twentieth ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM-11):

R. Navigli, E. Agirre, S. Faralli, A. Soroa, O. Lopez de Lacalle. Learning Semantic Models for Wikipedia Page Categorization and Domain Word Sense Disambiguation. In: Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Glasgow, Scotland, October 24-28th, 2011, pp. 2317-2320. [ .pdf ]
IJCAI 2011 paper accepted

We have a paper at the Twenty-second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-11):

R. Navigli, P. Velardi, S. Faralli. A Graph-based Algorithm for Inducing Lexical Taxonomies from Scratch. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Barcelona, Spain, July 19-22th, 2011, pp. 1872-1877. [ .pdf ]
2 Ph.D. Studentships in NLP

Two fully-funded Ph.D. positions are open in the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome (deadline February 20, 2011). More details