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Journal Paper

Vivi Nastase and Carlo Strapparava. knoWitiary: A Machine Readable Incarnation of Wiktionary. International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Applications. Vol. 6 No. 2 - December 2015

Presentation at IWSLT

Sebastian Stüker presents on behalf of Marcello the overview paper:

Mauro Cettolo, Jan Niehues, Sebastian Stüker, Luisa Bentivogli and Marcello Federico

Report on the 12th IWSLT Evaluation Campaign, IWSLT 2015

12th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation, Da Nang, Vietnam, 2015

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Presentation at CLIC-IT

Presentation by Josè at the Second Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics of the work:

Hamed Zamani, Josè G. C. de Souza, Matteo Negri, Marco Turchi and Daniele Falavigna

"Reference-free and Confidence-independent Binary Quality Estimation for Automatic Speech Recognition"

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Tutorial at Translating and the Computer

Marco Trombetti and Marcello Federico presented a tutorial on machine translation and the MateCat tool at the 37th Translating and the Computer Conference, in London. 

http://www.translatingandthecomputer.com

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Three papers to be presented at CLIC-it 2015

- Cross-language projection of multilayer semantic annotation in the NewsReader Wikinews Italian Corpus (WItaC)
- FacTA: Evaluation of Event Factuality and Temporal Anchoring
- Annotating opposition among verb senses: a crowdsourcing experiment

Papers presented at MT Summit XV

Two papers were presented at the MT Summit XV (Miami, Florida, October 30 – November 3, 2015).

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Presentation at the TAUS Conference

Marcello Federico presented the MMT project at the TAUS Annual Conference, 12-13 October 2015, San Josè, California.

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Presentations @ Google NLP PhD Summit 2015

Our students Josè Camargo de Souza, Nick Ruiz and Amin Farajian participated to the Google NLP PhD Summit 2015, held at Google Zurich on 23 - 26 September 2015.

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Presentation at Facebook's Faculty Summit

Marcello Federico attended the Facebook Faculty Summit that was held in London on 22 Sept 2015.  About 100 people were invited to the meeting,  including FB people from USA and Europe and externals from Europe. The meeting was organised in four separate tracks: machine learning, security, programming languages, and systems. The purpose of the meeting was to update participants about FB's research agenda and activities and to foster collaborations with the invited researchers.  MF gave a short presentation about the ideas developed in MateCat and the MMT project. 

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Best Student Paper Award at INTERSPEECH 2015

I'm glad to announce that Nick Ruiz was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the INTERSPEECH Conference in Dresden (Germany) for the joint FBK-Microsoft research paper:

"Adapting Machine Translation Models toward Misrecognized Speech with Text-to-Speech Pronunciation Rules and Acoustic Confusability"

by Nicholas Ruiz, Qin Gao, William Lewis, Marcello Federico.

INTERSPEECH is among the world largest conferences on Speech and Language Technology (746 papers presented this year).

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Photo with Summer Internship Students

Thanks to Ondrej for sending us this nice picture, taken on 27 August 2015!

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HLT-NLP participation at the Google NLP PhD Summit 2015

Student Ngoc Phuoc An Vo has been selected for the Google NLP PhD Summit 2015, which will be held at Google Zurich on 23 - 26 Setember 2015.

Two Long papers accepted at IJCAI 2015

- Slogans are not forever: Adapting Linguistic Expressions to the News
- Looking at Mondrian's Victory Boogie-Woogie: What do I feel?

eBay sponsorship

We are glad to acknowledge a financial gift from eBay Inc. to Marcello Federico in order to support research activities by the PhD students working in the HLT-MT research unit. 

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Short papers accepted at ACL 2015

List of the short papers accepted at ACL 2015

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HLT-NLP participation at SemEval 2015

Four oral presentations (three task organization and one system description) three system description posters by HLT-NLP researchers

Long paper accepted at Metaphor in NLP 2015

Serra Sinem Tekiroğlu, Gözde Özbal and Carlo Strapparava. Exploring Sensorial Features for Metaphor Identification

Long paper accepted at NAACL 2015

Marco Guerini, Gözde Özbal and Carlo Strapparava. Echoes of Persuasion: The Effect of Euphony in Persuasive Communication

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