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A new article with the title "Novel Event Detection and Classification for Historical Texts" authored by Rachele Sprugnoli and Sara Tonelli was published on "Computational Linguistics" journal and is now available online at



The paper "Neural Text Simplification in Low-Resource Conditions using Weak Supervision" authored by Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Sara Tonelli, Marco Turchi, Matteo Negri and


We have two accepted papers to be presented at the Digital Humanities Conference 2019 (DH 2019) in Utrecht, 9-12 July 2019:

"Word Embeddings for Processing Historical Texts”  by Rachele Sprugnoli and Giovanni Moretti  



Three contributions have been accepted at AIUCD 2019, the 8th conference of Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale that will be held in Udine from 23rd to 25th January 2019.


The proceedings of both CLiC-it 2018 and EVALITA 2018 have been published on the CEUR free open-access publication service.

Our contributions can be read and downloaded as follows:


Four papers have been accepted at CLiC-it 2018, the Fifth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics that will be held in Turin on 10-12 December, 2018.


The abstract "Analysing misogyny in a corpus of online conversations with a focus on Trentino high-school students" by Sara TonelliStefano Menini, Rachele Sprugnoli and Giovanni Moretti has been accepted for presentation at the LIGHTS (Langua


The paper "Creating a WhatsApp Dataset to Study Pre-teen Cyberbullying" by Stefano Menini, Filippo Oncini, Enrico Maria Piras, Rachele Sprugnoli and Sara Tonelli has been accepted at the 2nd Workshop on Abusive Language Online (ALW2). The workshop will be co-located with EMNLP 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.


The paper "Annotation of Temporal Information on Historical Texts: A Small Corpus for a Big Challenge" by Manuela Speranza and Rachele Sprugnoli has been published in the book containing a collection of paper presented during the workshop “Formal representation and digital humanities: text language and tools”, organized by Paola Cotticelli-Kurras and Federico Giusfredi at the University of Verona. 


A new paper by Thierry Declerck and Rachele Sprugnoli has been published in the proceedings of the Second Conference on Biographical Data in a Digital World (BD-2017).

Title: Considerations about Uniqueness and Unalterability for the Encoding of Biographical Data in Ontologies