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29 October, 2018: Bug found and fixed in Termout.org

The version from 8 September 2018 was producing many false positives due to a bug. Some instability is normal! We are still in a very experimental phase. But please write if you find unexpected results.


22 October, 2018: three new Spanish parsers added to Porcus

SpaCy, Srtanford Core NLP and IXA pipes were added to our Porcus interface. Now we have nine programs in total in the web demo, ready to use, compare and enjoy.


16 October, 2018: Hernán Robledo delivered a presentation at the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation of the University of Edinburgh

Hernán Robledo presented a talk about the latest advances in his research at the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, entitled ``A proposal for the inductive categorisation of discourse markers with parallel corpora'' (Informatics Forum of the University of Edinburgh. 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB).


30 September, 2018: new version of the Taxonomy Project

The new version of Kind, the Taxonomy Project, which already works in French, English and Spanish, now also performs a constant autocheck of the results of each category, so that it will flag any errors if detected.


If you have comments or questions, feel free to contact us.

Tools & demos

We have implemented different types of applications and most of them can be tested online. Take a look.

+ Bifid: a parallel corpus aligner

+ Dsele: a model dictionary for ELE learners

+ EMaD: automatic categorization of discouse markers

+ Estilector: a tool for assisted writing

+ GeNom: a program to detect the gender of proper nouns

+ Jaguar: a tool for statistic corpus analysis

+ Kind: a taxonomy induction algorithm

+ Kwico: a concordancer for big corpora

+ Neven: a program to detect eventive nouns

+ Termout: a terminology extraction system

+ POL: named entity recognition and classification

+ Poppins: a supervised text classifier

+ Porcus: an interface for various taggers and parsers for Spanish

+ Sapo: a program to detect similarities between documents

+ Verbario: corpus pattern analysis in Spanish


This is the view from where we are located, in the Sausalito lagoon, a quiet and lovely place in Viña del Mar, Chile. Sunny days. Birds can be seen in the center of the lagoon (click to enlarge).

As researchers, we are currently affiliated to:
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Instituto de Literatura y Ciencias del Lenguaje

Av. El Bosque 1290, Viña del Mar, Chile

Upcoming Events

Around the first week of December, 2018: (precise dates will be anounced) Workshop on Neology Research -- Jornadas de Investigación en Neología. Organized by Neovalpo.org Address: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Av. El Bosque 1290, Sausalito, Viña del Mar.


Latest ideas & research projects

We are developing new projects in computational linguistics and natural language processing.

+ Ecos-Sud (International Project between Chile and France): "Inducción automática de taxonomías del español y el francés mediante técnicas cuantitativas y estadística de corpus" (Ref. C16H02). Lead researcher: Irene Renau

+ Fondecyt Regular: "Desarrollo de la competencia terminológica a lo largo de la inserción disciplinar" (Ref. 11121597). Lead Researcher: Sabela Fernández. Co-researcher: Rogelio Nazar

+ There is More.

Recent publications

+ Irene Renau; Rogelio Nazar; Valesca Lecaros. (Forthcoming). "La evolución de las marcas ortográficas y tipográficas en los procesos de lexicalización de neologismos: un estudio en el vocabulario de la crisis económica en prensa española". Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics.

+ Robledo, H.; Nazar, R. (2018). "Clasificación automatizada de marcadores discursivos", Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, n. 61, pp 109-116.

+ Nazar, R. (Forthcoming). "El análisis cuantitativo de la coocurrencia léxica en la lexicografía especializada". Actas del VIII Congreso Internacional de Lexicografía Hispánica. Valencia, España: 27-29 Junio 2018.

+ Nazar, R. (2009 [2018]). Invitación al estudio estadístico del lenguaje. ArXiv:1804.07349 [stat.AP]

+ See more.


Solutions for text processing

It is critical for organizations to have the ability to process information automatically, and very often that information is contained in documents to be read by humans rather than machines. We have different methods for text processing depending on the goal.

We can be helpful teaching people how to automatize their text processing routines. We can batch-process thousands of documents to extract information from them or to derive different types of statistics. We can also change these document, or generate databases or email correspondence based on information extracted from them. Anything that involves intelligent management of information can benefit from different degrees of automatization, and by doing that we can free time, effort and resources.

Tell us which are your needs and we will show you what we can do about it.

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