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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,


A new article published in the FBK magazine describes our LOD Navigator: the system takes in input the data made available by the Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center (CDEC) in Milan and published in Linked Open Data format to show the movements of the Italian victims of Shoah.


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.


We have an open Phd position to work at a joint project between an EIT industrial partner, our group and the Smart Community Lab at FBK. Check the details here.

Deadline: 31 August 2017


This Fall we will host three invited seminars (in Italian) on topics related to Digital Humanities:


Date: 20 September, 14.30 - 15.30 

Speaker: Prof. Francesca Tomasi, University of Bologna

Title: "Archivi storici, Edizioni scientifiche e Semantic Web"


Tasks organised at EVALITA campaigns 2007–2016

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.

List of outstanding paper at EMNLP 2017

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.