Introduction to Human Language Technologies and Relevant Applications for the Information Society

Introduction to Human Language Technologies 
and Relevant Applications for the Information Society
Přednášející:     Dr. Elena Llore, University of Alicante
Datum a čas: 6. května 2015, 18 hodin
Místo:       FIT ČVUT v Praze, Thákurova 9, NB ČVUT, posluchárna T9:111

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Slides from the Seminar.

Additional info end links:
Information about Alicante:
Web page of the University of Alicante:
Web page of the Polytechnic School (EPSAlicante):
GPLSI research group Webpage:
Current projects: 
Socialising Around Media (SAM):
Video about SAM project:
GPLSI SOcial Rankings:
GPLSI Election Maps:
GPSLI Alertas:
GPLSI Observa:
FIRST Project (Autism) :
Video OpenBook (outcome of the FIRST project):
Some MOOC taught by Standford University can be freely available:


In this presentation, we introduce the research area of Human Language Technologies (HLT), providing an introduction of the main tasks and applications, and focusing mainly on the research carried out in the GPLSI Research Group of the University of Alicante (Spain). The main aim is to provide the basics of this field, as well as focusing on the latest trends and challenging goals HLT applications have to face. Two of the HLT applications that will be explained in more detail will be Automatic Text Summarization and Text Simplification, in order to learn the most relevant issues about them and possible scenarios where they can be applied into real-life problems. Due to the exponential growth of available online information in natural language, both HLT applications play an important role these days: the former to determine the key ideas in the text and synthesize them, and the latter to facilitate the understanding of the information, and make it accessible to a wider number of users.

Stručný životopis přednášejícího:

Dr. Elena Lloret — is a full-time assistant lecturer at the University of Alicante. She has a Computer Science background (she graduated in 2006 and obtained her PhD in 2011, both at the University of Alicante). Her main field of interest is Natural Language Processing, specifically text summarization, text simplification and text generation. She is the author of over 35 scientific publications in relevant journals and international peer-reviewed  conferences. She has been collaborating with international research groups and has participated in a number of national projects, such as TEXT-MESS (grant no. TIN2006-15265-C06), TEXT-MESS 2.0 (grant no. TIN2009-13391-C04), or LEGOLANGUAGE (grant no. TIN2012-31224), as well as European ones, such as the FIRST project (grant no. FP7-287607). As she has act as a reviewer in the most prestigious NLP conferences and journals, such as ACL, RANLP, ECIR, or Expert Systems with Applications and Knowledge-based Systems, to named just a couple of example journals.


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