Member of UNLP group mentioned in Irish Times Science supplement

Insight @ NUIG received a full page in Irish Times Science supplement today. And one of our members had the opportunity to contribute to the article.

The Irish Times newspaper released today, 5th November 2014, a supplement focused on the Science week in Ireland, to happen from 9-16 November. This supplement touches on different scientific topics in Ireland encouraging young people to engage in those studies.

A full page was designated for Insight Centre for Data Analytics, showing how Data Analytics is ‘the new punk’ movement and everybody can be benefited from it. In this article, Bianca Pereira, PhD student at UNLP group, could explain about her research topic and how it fits in her ambition as researcher. Ihab Salawdeh, a Research Assistant at Insight @ NUIG, could also explain about his current work in social Media and the Social Repository of Ireland.

Bianca will be presenting the cited research topic also in an Taibhdhearc Theatre next 20th November as part of the final Threesis competition.

To read the full article please visit

Mihael gives insights on SMT at the TTT conference and at the University of Ljubljana

Mihael Arcan presents his research work at the TTT conference, giving insights on word alignment, disambiguation of words to be translated and the terminology identification and injection into the SMT system. Following up the conference presentation Mihael presents his work on SMT and terminology to the students of the Faculty of Arts (University of Ljubljana). [presentation]

Join us at ISWC2014

We are very pleased to announce that our work will be presented at ISWC 2014.

Monday 20th October 2014

  • Doctoral Consortium: Entity Linking with Multiple Knowledge Bases: an Ontology Modularization Approach, Bianca Pereira
  • Full-day tutorial: Building the Multilingual Web of Data: A Hands-on tutorial, Gabriela Vulcu (

Tuesday 21st October 2014

  • Demo: EUROSENTIMENT: Linked Data Sentiment Analysis, J. Fernando Sánchez-Rada, Gabriela Vulcu, Carlos A. Iglesias and Paul Buitelaar
  • Semantic Web Challenge: Is Brad Pitt Related to Backstreet Boys? Exploring Related Entities, Nitish Aggarwal, Kartik Asooja, Paul Buitelaar and Gabriela Vulcu

Meet us at ISWC at Riva del Garda.

Threesis: 3 slides, 3 minutes, 3 judges. And UNLP got the 3rd place.

Today Andrejs Abele and Bianca Pereira participated in the first round of the Threesis challenge in National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). After a trial run in front of a friendly audience at Insight NUIG last week, both students were ready for the main competition. And Bianca brought the 3rd place for the UNLP group.

The Threesis challenge consists in presenting a research topic in three slides, three minutes and in front of three judges. Each speaker is judged according to their presentation skills. Today, September 30, was the first attempt for the Heating 2 at National University of Ireland, Galway. It included the areas of Informatics, Physics, Computational Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Engineering.

At 1pm, Andrejs opened the section with his talk “Linked Data Summarisation” where he could explain in a non technical way the need of a Linked Data summarisation for developers. After one hour of presentations, Bianca brought us the third place with the talk “What if computers could read!?” where she explained the use of links for Natural Language Understanding. The second place went for Ihab Salawdeh, also from Insight NUIG, with the title “Social Repository of Ireland: Collecting & Archiving Event-Based Social Media”. In his talk, Ihab explained the social media as the history in real time. And the winner of this Heating was Killian O’Brien with the talk “The best gift comes in small packages” talking about detection of breast cancer cells.

The three winners of this Heating will participate in the NUIG final in November in Galway City Centre.

Talk for Computer Science students in Brazil

Bianca Pereira gave an invited talk about “Named Entity Recognition and Disambiguation” for Computer Science undergraduate students from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The talk used Game of Thrones as a use case for Entity Recognition and linking with a brazilian wiki about the Book Series. Her talk approached the evolution of mention recognition and disambiguation methods up to the Entity Linking problem.

New intern at UNLP

Sindhu Kiranmai Ernala, from the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H), India, joins the NLP unit for three months