About  the EXCITEMENT project 

There are two interleaved high-level goals for this project. The first is to set up, for the first time, a generic architecture and a comprehensive implementation for a multilingual textual inference platform and to make it available to the scientific and technological communities.

The second goal of the project is to develop a new generation of inference-based industrial text exploration applications for customer interactions, which will enable businesses to better analyze and make sense of their diverse and often unpredicted client content. These goals will be achieved for three languages – English, German and Italian, and for three customer interaction channels – speech (transcriptions), email and social media.

   

 

  • 14 January 2015 - The Semantic Text Processing Symposium - Industrial Outlook was held at Bar-Ilan University in November 2014. The symposium included a broad range of talks about industrial activities and directions in this area, and several industry-related academic presentations.

    The presentations and the videos of most of the talks are now available at the symposium's webpage: http://u.cs.biu.ac.il/~nlp/workshop14/program.html
     
    An overview article about the symposium was published in the scientific section of the NRG online newspaper (the internet version of Maariv, in Hebrew): http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/649/593.html
     
     
  • 2015

     
  • 24 December 2014 - Release 1.2.0 of the EXCITEMENT Open Platform (EOP) is available at the following URL:

    http://hltfbk.github.io/Excitement-Open-Platform/

    The EOP  is a generic multi-lingual platform for textual inference made available to the scientific and technological communities.

    Major changes of release 1.2.0 compared to the previous release 1.1.4:

    • P1EDA (alignment-based EDA) – this EDA tries to align T with H, according to different aspects of their representation: lexical, syntactic, etc. It eventually classifies whether or not T entails H by considering the plausibility of those alignments.
    • LAP for the Bulgarian language.
     
  • 17 October 2014 - Release 1.1.4 of the EXCITEMENT Open Platform (EOP) is available at the following URL:

    http://hltfbk.github.io/Excitement-Open-Platform/

    The EOP  is a generic multi-lingual platform for textual inference made available to the scientific and technological communities.

    Major changes of release 1.1.4 compared to the previous release 1.1.3:

    • New Features
      • MaltParser for Italian
    • Bug Fixes
      • English MaltParser pipeline made wrong results due to POS tag mismatch
      • Italian TreeTargger missed "canonical" POS tag
      • Util submodule used  a wrong version of LAP
     
  • November 18-19, 2014 - The Symposium on Semantic Text Processing - Industrial Outlook will take place at Bar Ilan University.

    The symposium is focused on an outlook towards the fast growing industrial activity in this area and it is organized by the EU-funded project EXCITEMENT (http://www.excitement-project.eu/).

    More details can be found on the symposium web site.

     

     

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