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We are a group of researchers in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing interested both in theoretical insight as well as industrial applications. Most of us are affiliated to the Institute of Literature and Language Sciences of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso in Chile.

Irene Renau and Rogelio Nazar at the Wopatec 2014 Conference
Irene Renau and Rogelio Nazar at the Wopatec 2014 Conference

Irene Renau and Rogelio Nazar started collaborating together in the field of lexicology and computational semantics in 2010, while they were working together at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. In the present, they are based in Viña del Mar, Chile, and continue their work with more collaborators.

Gabriela Ferraro
Computational Linguist Gabriela Ferraro

Gabriela Ferraro is a researcher on Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics at the Machine Learning Group, NICTA and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Australian National University. She works in the areas of Information Extraction and Computational Lexicology. She is specially interested in applying NLP technologies to make scientific and technical information accessible to laymen.

Rafel Marín
Linguist Rafael Marín

Rafael Marín is a Spanish linguist working at CNRS and Université de Lille 3 et Lille 1. He is a specialist in semantics and Romance Languages and member of the UMR 8163 STL laboratory ("Savoirs, Textes, Langage"). He collaborates in the experiments with taxonomy induction for French.

PhD students:
Hernán Robledo Nakagawa

Hernán Robledo Nakagawa is a teacher of Spanish and obtained a Master's Degree in Reading Comprehension and Text Production. He is currently a PhD student in Linguistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. His research interests are corpus linguistics, text grammar and discourse markers, among others.

Undergraduate students:
Nicolas Acosta
Nicolás Acosta

Nicolás Acosta was born in Mendoza, Argentina, in 1996 and emigrated to Chile on 2002. He studies linguistics at the Pontifical University of Valparaíso and is also a software developer. He is currently involved in several projects: Estilector.com, the Fondecyt Project 11140686 and now the recently granted Jaguar project.

Patricio Arriagada
Patricio Arriagada

Patricio Arriagada was born in 1990 at Parral, Chile. He studied linguistics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso and then he joined as degree student to the computing engineering faculty at the same university, in order to learn and colaborate from interdisciplinary researching field between humanities and exact sciences.

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