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March 19, 2019: we have been granted two national projects (Fondecyt Regular 2019)

We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded two of the most competitive research grants of the National Government: the Fondecyt Regular 2019. One of the projects is lead by Dr. Irene Renau, entitled "Polisemia regular de los sustantivos del español: análisis semiautomático de corpus, caracterización y tipología" (Regular polysemy of nouns in Spanish: semiautomatic analysis of corpus, characterization and tipology), and the other is directed by Dr. Rogelio Nazar, with the title "Inducción automática de taxonomías de marcadores discursivos a partir de corpus multilingües" (Automatic induction of taxonomies of discourse markers from multilingual corpora).
The grants cover three years of research from now and they will provide much needed help to continue with the work done at this research group.
We will be providing more details about both projects as they develop.
For more information on the results visit: https://www.conicyt.cl/fondecyt/2018/07/26/concurso-regular-fondecyt-2019/#tab-05 (in Spanish only).

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January 21, 2019: Wopatec will take place on November 7 and 8

A new edition of Wopatec will take place in Valparíso on November 7 and 8, 2019 and it will be a great oportunity for NLP people to show off their work. This time one only needs to send an abstract. The deadline for sending the abstract is March 4, 2019. And there is no registration fee!
For more information visit: http://www.wopatec.cl (in Spanish only)


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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

+ Sicam: a Perl implementation of Ricardo Martínez' Excel routine to separate a Spanish Word in syllables (new!)

+ Verbario: corpus pattern analysis in Spanish

 
Sausalito

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

April 8, 2019: Francisco Mondaca, from Universität zu Köln, is presenting a talk here in Sausalito (at 10:30hs in the Auditorium of the ILCL building, Av. El Bosque 1290, Viña del Mar).

November 7 and 8, 2019: Wopatec 2019 is on! It will take place in Valparaíso. The deadline for sending an abstract is March 4, 2019

 
 

Latest ideas & research projects

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

+ Fondecyt Regular: "Polisemia regular de los sustantivos del español: análisis semiautomático de corpus, caracterización y tipología" (Regular polysemy of nouns in Spanish: semiautomatic analysis of corpus, characterization and tipology). Lead researcher: Irene Renau. Ref.: 1191204.

+ Fondecyt Regular: "Inducción automática de taxonomías de marcadores discursivos a partir de corpus multilingües" (Automatic induction of taxonomies of discourse markers from multilingual corpora). Lead researcher: Rogelio Nazar. Ref.: 1191481.

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

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

+ 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]
(PDF)

+ 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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