El grup de processament del llenguatge natural inicia la seva activitat al 1988. Des dels seus orígens ha sigut un grup interdisciplinari (informàtica i llingüistica). Ha portat a terme una prolífica activitat en diverses àrees d'investigació dins de processament del llenguatge natural i la intel•ligència artificial. En el processament bàsic de la llengua destaquen els camps de desambiguació morfosintàctica, anàlisis sintàctica i semàntica, desambiguació semàntica, etc., amb especial èmfasi en l'aplicació de mètodes estadístics i d'aprenentatge automàtic per resoldre aquestes tasques. Així mateix, apart de la tecnologia bàsica, també s'aborden aplicacions de més alt nivell, com ara traducció automàtica, extracció d'informació, donar resposta a preguntes, resum automàtic, processament de diccionaris, de corpus textuals, i de recursos lingüístics en general.

El grupo de procesamiento del lenguaje natural inicia su actividad en el 1988. Des de sus orígenes ha sido un grupo interdisciplinario (informática y lingüística). Ha llevado a cabo una prolífica actividad en diversas áreas de investigación dentro del procesamiento del lenguaje natural y la inteligencia artificial. En el procesamiento básico de la lengua destacan los campos de desambiguación morfosintáctica, análisis sintáctica y semántica, desambiguación semántica, etc., con especial énfasis en la aplicación de métodos estadísticos y de aprendizaje automático para resolver estas faenas. Así mismo, a parte de la tecnología básica, también se abordan aplicaciones de más alto nivel, como traducción automática, extracción de información, dar respuesta a preguntas, resumen automático, procesamiento de diccionarios, de corpus textuales, y de recursos lingüísticos en general.

The Natural Language Processing Group (GPLN) conducts research into the automatic processing of natural language, particularly those aspects related to the construction and exploitation of multilingual lexical resources and the extraction of information from documents written in natural language and summarisation. Within these research lines, the GPLN focuses its attention on developing language processing tools, such as morphological and syntactical analysers, grammatical labelers, corpus processing systems, and specific machine learning algorithms for natural language processing and on compiling linguistic resources, such as grammars, dictionaries and lexical and conceptual databases. The GPLN has also been working on natural language software specifications for the development of tools for the quality control of software. The GPLN collaborates with the Speech Processing Group in the research of oral translation and the development of dialogue systems.

The Natural Language Processing Group (GPLN) conducts research into the automatic processing of natural language, particularly those aspects related to the construction and exploitation of multilingual lexical resources and the extraction of information from documents written in natural language and summarisation. Within these research lines, the GPLN focuses its attention on developing language processing tools, such as morphological and syntactical analysers, grammatical labelers, corpus processing systems, and specific machine learning algorithms for natural language processing and on compiling linguistic resources, such as grammars, dictionaries and lexical and conceptual databases. The GPLN has also been working on natural language software specifications for the development of tools for the quality control of software. The GPLN collaborates with the Speech Processing Group in the research of oral translation and the development of dialogue systems.

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  • Personalized questionnaires: helping the students learn the basic course concepts 

    Gatius Vila, Marta (2019)
    Conference lecture
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    This article is about the elaboration of personalized questionnaires to aid the students learn the most relevant course concepts. It proposes a separated organization of the different types of knowledge involved in this ...
  • Una propuesta de mentoría académica entre iguales para el Grado en Ingeniería Informática 

    Abad Soriano, María Teresa; Sesé Castel, Gemma; Fernández Ruzafa, José (Asociación de Enseñantes Universitarios de la Informática (AENUI), 2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    En este trabajo presentamos la organización y desarrollo de un programa de mentoría académica entre iguales, Aula Lliure, y algunos de sus resultados, por el momento todavía escasos pero prometedores. Inspirado en ...
  • The data warehouse: an object-oriented temporal database 

    Abelló Gamazo, Alberto; Martín Escofet, Carme (2003)
    Conference report
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    The aim of this paper is to bring together two research areas, i.e. "Data Warehouses" and "Temporal Databases", involving representation of time. In order to achieve this goal, data warehouse and temporal database research ...
  • Extending ATSQL to support temporally dependent information 

    Martín Escofet, Carme; Böhlen, Michael H.; López Laserna, Carlos (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2006)
    Conference report
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    In temporal databases some attribute values depend on the associated timestamps while other attribute values are independent of them. An attribute is temporally independent if it has a value for a given time period and if ...
  • Polysemy and brevity versus frequency in language 

    Casas Fernández, Bernardino; Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Catala Roig, Neus; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Baixeries i Juvillà, Jaume (Elsevier, 2019-11-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    The pioneering research of G. K. Zipf on the relationship between word frequency and other word features led to the formulation of various linguistic laws. The most popular is Zipf’s law for word frequencies. Here we focus ...
  • Visual semantic re-ranker for text spotting 

    Sabir, Ahmed; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Padró, Lluís (2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Many current state-of-the-art methods for text recognition are based on purely local information and ignore the semantic corre- lation between text and its surrounding visual context. In this paper, we propose a post-processing ...
  • Data-driven soft-sensors for online monitoring of batch processes with different initial conditions 

    Shokry, Ahmed; Vicente Núñez, Patricia; Escudero Bakx, Gerard; Pérez Moya, Montserrat; Graells Sobré, Moisès; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio (Pergamon Press, 2018-10-04)
    Article
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    A soft-sensing methodology applicable to batch processes operated under changeable initial conditions is presented. These cases appear when the raw materials specifications differ from batch to batch, different production ...
  • The model judge : a tool for supporting novices in learning process modeling 

    Delicado Alcántara, Luis; Sánchez Ferreres, Josep; Carmona Vargas, Josep; Padró, Lluís (CEUR-WS.org, 2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Process models are a fundamental element in the BPM lifecycle. Hence, it is of paramount importance for organizations to rely on high-quality, accurate and up-to-date process models, to avoid taking decisions on the basis ...
  • The polysemy of the words that children learn over time 

    Casas Fernández, Bernardino; Catala Roig, Neus; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Baixeries i Juvillà, Jaume (2018-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    Here we study polysemy as a potential learning bias in vocabulary learning in children. We employ a massive set of transcriptions of conversations between children and adults in English, to analyze the evolution of mean ...
  • Spanish named entity recognition in the biomedical domain 

    Cotik, Viviana; Rodríguez Hontoria, Horacio; Vivaldi Palatresi, Jorge (Springer, 2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Named Entity Recognition in the clinical domain and in languages different from English has the difficulty of the absence of complete dictionaries, the informality of texts, the polysemy of terms, the lack of accordance ...
  • Aligning textual and model-based process descriptions 

    Sánchez Ferreres, Josep; van der Aa, Han; Carmona Vargas, Josep; Padró, Lluís (Elsevier, 2018-01-01)
    Article
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    Process model descriptions are an ubiquitous source of information that exists in any organization. To reach different types of stakeholders, distinct descriptions are often kept, so that process understandability is boosted ...
  • Generació semi-automàtica de les preguntes més rellevants dels continguts d'una web docent 

    Gatius Vila, Marta (2018)
    Article
    Open Access
    Aquest article descriu una eina que facilita la generació de forma semiautomàtica de les preguntes més rellevants, en diferents llengües, relacionades amb un lloc web, i la seva adaptació a webs de cursos universitaris. ...

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