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Language Complexity and Readability

The first meeting of the SIMPATICO H2020 European project will be held at the University of Sheffiled from June 7th to June 8th 2016.

Speaker: Anna Siyanova
Title: Researching the acquistion, processing and use of multi-word expressions in a first and second language.

We are happy to announce that on 8 and 9 March we will host the kick-off meeting of the SIMPATICO (SIMplifying the interaction with Public Administration Through Information technology for Citizens and cOmpanies) H2020 Project, coordinated by Fondazione Bruno Kessler. The research units involved in the project are Smart Community Lab and Digital Humanities. We will deal mainly with text simplification in the public administration domain. 

We're hiring!

A researcher position is available in the group to work at the "SIMPATICO" H2020 project. Check the details here.

We have an open position for a Phd grant dealing with linguistic simplification in smart environments!

Speaker: Aivars Glaznieks, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism, European Academy Bolzano (EURAC)

The MADRE project is a joint project involving the University of Trento and the Digital Humanities unit at FBK. It has been funded by the Office for Equal Opportunities and Family Policies of the Autonomous Province of Trento, in order to support equal opportunities and better understand discourse on gender. 

The paper "TAF Language and Games for Story Comprehension" by Rosella Gennari, Sara Tonelli and Pierpaolo Vittorini has been accepted at Digital Intelligence 2014, the First International Scientific and Interdisciplinary Conference dedicated to digital society and cultures.

The DH reading group on multiword expressions is going to discuss the following paper:

M. Constant, M. Candito and Djame Seddah (2013) "The LIGM-Alpage Architecture for the SPMRL 2013 Shared Task: Multiword Expression Analysis and Dependency Parsing". In Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Statistical Parsing of Morphologically Rich Languages. Seattle, Washington, USA.