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La Universitat Politècnica de València acogerá la tercera edición del Summit, organizado por la Big Data Value Association (BDVA), que tendrá lugar en Valencia del 29 de noviembre al 2 de diciembre. Big Data Value Association es una asociación de la que forman parte los grandes de la industria de […] Read more

La Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) ha puesto en marcha recientemente una nueva spin off. Se trata de Solver Machine Learning, empresa de base tecnológica especializada en el desarrollo de modelos descriptivos y predictivos aplicados al análisis de datos, en particular al análisis de grandes volúmenes de datos (Big Data […] Read more

Daniel Martín-Albo (investigador del centro PRHLT) y Luis Leiva (antiguo investigador del PRHLT y socio fundador de Sciling) junto con investigadores de la École Polytechnique de Montréal (Canadá), han desarrollado Gestures à Go Go (G3), una nueva aplicación que permite crear artificialmente escritura aparentemente humana. Su trabajo, publicado en la […] Read more

Next Wednesday, July 27 2016, at 12:30 in the Sala de Juntas of the DSIC, Professor Hermann Ney from RWTH Aachen, will give a talk on "Towards Unsupervised Training in Human Language Technology: Some Preliminary Results" Abstract The traditional approach to the training of statistical HLT systems (e.g. speech and […] Read more

El próximo 8 de julio a las 11:00, el Prof. Réjean Plamondon, de la École Polytechnique de Montréal impartirá en la Sala de Juntas del DSIC la conferencia titulada "The Lognormality principle". El abstract se presenta a continuación. Abstract: The Kinematic Theory of rapid human movements and its family […] Read more

M. Domingo, A. Peris and F. Casacuberta have received the Springer EAMT-2016 best paper award for "Interactive-predictive translation based on multiple-word segments", presented in the 19th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) conference.

The awards ceremony of the Valencia IDEA competition has been celebrated today. The CORAL project, which was funded by the European Commission by means of the SME instrument, has been awarded with an honorable mention. CORAL is a collaboration between the PRHLT center and Sciling, an SME co-founded […] Read more

READ (Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents), a large European project proposal developed as a follow-up of the PRHLT-led tranScriptorium project, has recently been favorably evaluated by the Commission with the maximum evaluation score of 15 over 15. READ was presented to the H2020-EINFRA-2015-1 call by a multidisciplinary […] Read more

PRHLT member Francisco Álvaro defended last Friday his PhD thesis entitled "Mathematical Expression Recognition based on Probabilistic Grammars". The board committee, formed by Prof. Enrique Vidal, Prof. Raúl Rojas and Dr. Harold Mouchère, decided to award him with the highest honor. Francisco's PhD thesis, written under the direction of Dr. […] Read more

The European Comision has selected a project by Sciling to receive funding by means of the SME instrument, phase 1. With a more than competitive 10% acceptance rate, highly innovative SMEs have now the chance of verifying the viability of a proposed disruptive innovation or concept. The proposed project, named […] Read more

The Universitat Politècnica de València has awarded Dr. Vicent Alabau with the Extraordinary PhD Thesis award. His thesis entitled Multimodal Interactive Structured Prediction is focused on two aspects of multimodal interactive structured prediction (MISP) systems. The first aspect, which refers to the interactive part of MISP, is the […] Read more

The Localisation Research Center has awarded Dr. Jesús González Rubio with the 2014 Best PhD Thesis award. His thesis entitled On the Effective Deployment of Machine Translation Technology is focused on the practical application of Machine Translation technologies with the goal of make them as useful as possible […] Read more

Last week I attended to the Interactive and Adaptive Machine Translation (IAMT) workshop held at the conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA'14). Both IAMT and AMTA provide an interesting compromise between research and industry works related to MT. The works presented this year followed […] Read more

The Impact Factor Mania has been subject of debate for decades in virtually all scientific communities, leading to a huge amount of academic work. The paper below, however, elaborates on the reasons for the persistence of the Impact Factor Mania and its pernicious effects on science. A. Casadevall, F.C. […] Read more

The Universitat Politècnica de València has awarded Dr. Luis A. Leiva with the Extraordinary PhD Thesis award. His thesis entitled Diverse Contributions to Implicit Human-Computer Interaction is focused on the application of new perspectives both to the design and the development of tools that can take advantage from user’s […] Read more

PRHLT member Francisco Álvaro is participating in tellmeGen, a startup devoted to genetics. Their ultimate goal is to provide personalized health-related genetic reports from DNA analysis that are accessible to the general public. This way, everyone would be able to know if they would be susceptible to suffering from […] Read more

After several years of experience dealing with handwriting recognition tasks, the tools for computing the PRHLT features for both online and offline modalities have been released. They have been mainly developed by Moisés Pastor and Alejandro H. Toselli, and Francisco Álvaro extended the online features with offline information. Furthermore, the […] Read more

Last week I went to Toronto to attend the SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems. This is the premier conference in human-computer interaction worldwide. And it is amazing. Attending this event is like looking 10 years (or more) into the future, which allows us to rethink how technology […] Read more

We have identified a long standing and niche problem in Web Search which we refer to as cross-script information retrieval (CSIR). This phenomenon is widely observed in the Web content and search queries for languages that use non-Roman based indigenous scripts (e.g., Arabic, Greek and Indic languages). In this setting, […] Read more

We have developed an automated method that allows to understand the degree of difficulty of any individual sentence. This is the first technique of these characteristics, since the ones used so far only work for full documents. The method was intended for use in sampling experiments for text entry research, […] Read more

The Adaptive Multimodal Interaction in Intelligent Systems (AMISS) Network organizes a meeting to plan the work to be carried out during 2014. The meeting will take place on next February 13th at the Salón de Grados, Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación (DSIC), Edificio 1F, Universitat Politècnica de […] Read more

PRHLT Research Centre is currently preparing several proposals for Horizon2020 projects. These projects are around the Machine Translation, HTR, NLP and Image Analysis research areas.

The UPV has officially approved the creation of the Pattern Recognition and Human Language Tecnologies (PRHLT) Research Center, which will be headed by Roberto Paredes. The center will host 25 staff members, including associate professors, lecturers, post-docs, administration staff, and PhD students. As far as research work is concerned, the […] Read more

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