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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

Three proposals have been accepted at AIUCD 2018, the 7th conference of  the Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e le Culture Digitali that will be held in Bari from 31st January to 2nd February 2018.

The paper "Never retreat, Never retract: Argumentation analysis for political speeches" authored by Stefano Menini, Elena Cabrio, Sara Tonelli and Serena Villata has been accepted at the Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, that will take place February 2-8 in New Orleans,

The paper "Using Semantic Linking to Understand Persons’ Networks extracted from Text" authored by Alessio P. Aprosio, Sara Tonelli, Stefano Menini, Giovanni Moretti has been accepted for publication on "Frontiers in Digital Humanities".

The demo paper "MUSST: A Multilingual Syntactic Simplification Tool" authored by Carolina Scarton, Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Sara Tonelli, Tamara Martín Wanton and Lucia Specia has been accepted at the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017) to be held in Taipei, Taiwan.


Two papers have been accepted for presentation at the Fourth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, to be held in Rome, December 11-13 2017.

The paper "EVALITA Goes Social: Tasks, Data, and Community at the 2016 Edition" by Pierpaolo Basile, Malvina Nissim, Viviana Patti, Rachele Sprugnoli and Francesco Cutugno has been published in IJCoL - Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics vol. 3, n. 1.

Our short paper "Topic-Based Agreement and Disagreement in US Electoral Manifestos" by Stefano Menini, Federico Nanni, Simone Paolo Ponzetto and Sara Tonelli has been listed among the "Outstanding Papers" of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP2017).

Congratulations to all the authors!

The paper "Leveraging Big Data to Study Media Discourse on Equal Opportunities - Insights from a pilot study on Italy" by Elena Pavan, Sara Tonelli and Giovanni Moretti has been accepted for publication on Comunicazione Politica.