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I am a member of the Artificial Intelligence Section of my department, and more specifically, I work in the Natural Language Processing Research Group within TALP Research Center for Language and Speech Technology and Applications. I research on the automatic acquisition of lexical knowledge from MRDs and Word Sense Disambiguation. Recently, we participated in SENSEVAL, a Word Sense Disambiguation evaluation exercise (sponsored by ACL SIGLEX). We are now involved in the second edition SENSEVAL-2.

Co-authored with Eneko Agirre, Semi-automatic Methods for WordNet construction tutorial of Global WordNet in Mysore, India 2002.
Related topics: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Lexical Semantics.

PhD thesis

      Automatic Acquisition of Lexical Knowledge from MRDs
      German Rigau i Claramunt
      Advisor: Horacio Rodríguez Hontoria.
      PhD Thesis, Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics.
      Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
      Barcelona, 1998.

PhD thesis Students

Jordi Atserias  (co-advisor Lluís Padró)
Jordi Daudé  (co-advisor Lluís Padró)
Gerard Escudero  (co-advisor Lluís Màrquez)
Andrés Montoyo  (co-advisor Manuel Palomar)
Toni Tuells
Past projects
Now the complete mapping between WordNet 1.5 and WordNet 1.6.

Now the complete mapping between WordNet 1.6 and WordNet 1.7.

  • Spontaneus-Speech Dialogue System In Limited Domains

  • Duration: 3 years
    Funding: CICYT (TIC98-423-C06)
    Summary: This project propose the development of an oral human-machine interface, by way of dialogue, for a semantically limited task (for instance: queries into a database with information regarding ticket reservation, tourist information or first aid care, or similar tasks). The oral interfaces based on dialogue will allow the development of services unavailable today, for accessing information or help or for carrying out transactions over the telephone (alternatively, they may render current services with important performance shortcomings more efficient).
    This project is developed by our group from Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), toghether with Computational Linguistics research group of the University of Barcelona (UB), Grupo de Tratamiento del Habla also from the (UPC), the Grupo de Reconocimiento Automático del Habla  from Basque Country University (EHU), the Grupo de Aprendizaje Computacional, Reconocimiento Automático y Traducción del Habla from the Jaume I University of Castellón, the  Grupo de Reconocimiento de Formas e Inteligencia Artificial from the University of Valencia, and the Grupo de Tecnologias de las Comunicaciones from the University of Zaragoza. More information on the project .
    Current projects Publications
    Last updated:  July 9, 2002