During the final review of the Terence European Project, in which the DH group was involved for the language analysis and simplification task, the project outcome has been rated as "excellent". Congratulations to all the Consortium partners!
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Language Complexity and Readability
Stefano Menini is among the organizers of SemEval 2014 task on "Evaluation of compositional distributional semantic models on full sentences through semantic relatedness and textual entailment".
As part of the activities of Digital Humanities group in FBK, we are organizing a one-day workshop on "Digital Humanities: Current state and Future challenges". The event will include invited talks from prominent scholars and experts from the Digital Humanities area, especially those active at the intersection between humanities and human language technologies. We would like to know more about past successful experiences and ongoing projects all over Europe.
Phd student Stefano Menini has received a student's grant from Volkswagenstiftung to attend the Herrenhausen Conference "(Digital) Humanities Revisited – Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age".
Speaker: Claire Bonial, University of Colorado
Title: "Abstract Meaning Representation"
Sara Tonelli is the local organizer of the 3rd International Workshop on Evidence Based and User centred Technology Enhanced Learning (ebuTel'13), co-located with CHItaly2013. In the workshop, the main achievements of the Terence European project will be presented to the public.
The paper "A Natural Language Account for Argumentation Schemes" by Elena Cabrio, Sara Tonelli and Serena Villata has been accepted at the 13th Conference of the Italian Association of Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2013), Turin, Italy.
The complexity of texts is a multi-faceted phenomenon that affects the readability of documents but also contributes to characterizing the style of a writer / speaker. Furthermore, also a 'subjective' component is involved in language complexity, since a document which is understandable by certain readers may be obscure for others. With this respect, the complexity of texts is intertwined with the problem of language use and evolution, and can be investigated also from a diachronical perspective.