ESSLLI-2018 Workshop on NLP in the Era of Big Data, Deep Learning, and Post Truth


Note: The workshop will take place during the 2nd week of ESSLLI2018:

Monday (13 August 2018) - Friday (17 August 2018) --- Every day 11:00-12:30 in the Mirror Room on Floor 2.

*Contact Irina Temnikova (from the local organisers) regarding any questions at ESSLLI2018.*


Monday, 13.08.2018 (11:00-12:30):

11:00-11:10           Opening

11:10-12:30           Invited talk"Learning Word Sense Embeddings" 
                          Dr Richard Johansson (Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden,                                                  (

Tuesday, 14.08.2018 (11:00-12:30): Neural Networks

11:00-11:40           "Towards Understanding Bilingual Textual Entailment and Similarity" Hitomi Yanaka, Koji Mineshima, Pascual Martínez-Gómez and Daisuke Bekki (Best paper)

11:40-12:10          "Machine Comprehension using Commonsense Knowledge - a Dynamic Memory Network Approach" Denis Kyashif, Kuzman Belev and Daniel Shaprin


Wednesday, 15.08.2018 (11:00-12:30): Neural Networks

11:00-11:30          "Neural Multi-task Lexical Learning" Alexander Popov

11:30-12:00          "Corrana, a semantic correction system using WordNet and neural networks" Diana Lucaci (video presentation)


Thursday, 16.08.2018 (11:00-12:30): Stance, Deception Detection and Emotions Identification 

11:00-11:30          "Automatic Identification of Emotions Intensity in Text" Todor Novakov, Ivan Koychev and Svetla Boytcheva 

11:30-12:20         Invited talk - Thierry Declerck (Saarland University and DFKI GmbH): Some result of the past FP7 Pheme project on Computing Veracity" (using also slides by Kalina       Bontcheva:


Friday, 17.08.2018 (11:00-12:30): Big Data, Deception Detection & Closing

11:00-11:30        "Analysis of PubMed abstracts to automatically identify effects of treatments and substances" Evgeni Evlogiev, Preslav Nakov and Galia Angelova

11:30-11:50          "Customer Complaints Deception Dataset" Boris Galitsky, Dina Pisarevskaya   

11:50-12:05          Workshop Closing & Discussion





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