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Paper to be presented at the SemBEaR EACL2017 Workshop

Begoña Altuna, Anne-Lyse Minard and Manuela Speranza. The Scope and Focus of Negation: A Complete Annotation Framework for Italian

Our team won the SemEval 2017 task on predicting sentiment from news headlines

Tthe HLT-NLP/Fortia team won the SemEval 2017 Task 5 challenge on predicting fine-grained sentiment from financial news headlines (1st out of 45 runs).

HLT-NLP Members: Lorenzo Gatti, Marco Guerini

Fortia Members: Youness Mansar, Sira Ferradans, Jacopo Staiano

Our team won the SemEval 2017 task on predicting sentiment from news headlines

Tthe HLT-NLP/Fortia team won the SemEval 2017 Task 5 challenge on predicting fine-grained sentiment from financial news headlines (1st out of 45 runs).

HLT-NLP Members: Lorenzo Gatti, Marco Guerini

Fortia Members: Youness Mansar, Sira Ferradans, Jacopo Staiano

Call for Papers for "NLP meets Journalism" (Workshop at EMNLP 2017)

The call for papers for the "NLP meets Journalism" Workshop at EMNLP 2017 is now open.

Two papers accepted at EACL 2017

The following short papers have been accepted at EACL2017:

Title: A Computational Analysis of the Language of Drug
Authors: Carlo Strapparava and Rada Mihalcea

Title: To Sing like a Mockingbird
Authors: Lorenzo Gatti, Gözde Özbal, Oliviero Stock and Carlo Strapparava

Paper to be presented at AI*IA

Simone Magnolini, Ngoc Phuoc An Vo and Octavian Popescu. Analysis of the Impact of Machine Translation Evaluation Metrics for Semantic Textual Similarity

Paper accepted at FETLT 2016 - Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technologies, Machine Learning and Big Data

Title: Bootstrapping Technique + Embeddings = Emotional Corpus Annotated Automatically
Authors: Lea Canales, Carlo Strapparava, Ester Boldrini and Patricio Martinez-Barco

Four papers accepted at CLiC-it 2016

"LICO: A Lexicon of Italian Connectives", "Comparing State-of-the-art Dependency Parsers on the Italian Stanford Dependency Treebank", "Semantic Interpretation of Events in Live Soccer Commentaries", and "Grounding the Lexical Sets of Causative-Inchoative Verbs with Word Embedding"

Long paper accepted at IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics

Title: Exploiting a Bootstrapping Approach for Annotating Emotions in Texts Automatically
Authors: Lea Canales, Carlo Strapparava, Ester Boldrini and Patricio Martinez-Barco

Short paper accepted at EMNLP 2016

Title: Learning to Identify Metaphors from a Corpus of Proverbs
Authors: Gözde Özbal, Carlo Strapparava, Serra Sinem Tekiroglu and Daniele Pighin

Paper accepted in Natural Language Engineering

A transformation-driven approach for recognizing textual entailment

Roberto Zanoli and Silvia Colombo

Paper accepted in the DATABASE journal

A knowledge-poor approach to chemical-disease relation extraction
Firoj Alam, Anna Corazza, Alberto Lavelli, and Roberto Zanoli
Database Vol. 2016, baw071 doi:10.1093/database/baw071

FactA @ Evalita 2016

In the contest of Evalita 2016, we are co-organizing FactA (Event Factuality Annotation), the first evaluation exercise for factuality profiling of events in Italian.

One paper accepted at Q4APS, WWW 2016

Title: Identifying User Issues and Request Types in Forum Question Posts based on Discourse Analysis

Authors: Agnes Sandor, Nikolaos Lagos, Ngoc Phuoc An Vo, Caroline Brun.

Four papers accepted at LREC 2016

"MEANTIME, the NewsReader Multilingual Event and Time Corpus", "Annotating opposition relations among Italian verb senses using crowdsourcing", "Classifying Temporal Relations with Simple Features", and "Corpora for Learning the Mutual Relationship between Semantic Relatedness and Textual Entailment"

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

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

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.

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