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posted Jun 12, 2014, 12:28 AM by Giannis Klasinas   [ updated Oct 7, 2014, 4:28 AM ]

A full package of resources for SDS development is now available through the METASHARE platform. Download from this link: . This data comes from the Free Data Deliverable and is composed of grammars, corpora and ontologies for a variety of languages (English, Greek, Italian, Spanish, German) and domains (air travel, IT helpdesk, tourism, finance)

PortDial @ ESWC 2014

posted Jun 3, 2014, 1:40 AM by Christina Unger

Together with André Freitas (Insight), Christina Unger (Bielefeld University) gave a tutorial on Question Answering over Linked Data at ESWC 2014.

PortDial @ LREC EU Village

posted May 16, 2014, 1:46 PM by Alexandros Potamianos

Please stop by our booth to talk to us and demo the PortDial Platform at the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, May 26-31 in Reykjavik, Iceland. For more details see

SemEval 2014 - Task 2: Grammar Induction for Spoken Dialogue Systems

posted May 16, 2014, 1:42 PM by Alexandros Potamianos   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 5:34 AM by Giannis Klasinas ]

Results will be presented at the the SemEval 2014 workshop in Dublin (collocated with COLING).

Portdial@Semeval 2014

posted Feb 7, 2014, 3:21 AM by Giannis Klasinas   [ updated Feb 7, 2014, 3:27 AM ]

We are organizing a task in Semeval 2014. Check it out at
Registration is already open, evaluation campaign 10-30 March.

Portdial platform demo

posted Feb 7, 2014, 12:47 AM by Giannis Klasinas   [ updated Apr 29, 2014, 6:41 AM ]

A new video showcasing the latest updates in the platform developed in the project is now available.

PortDial @ FQAS, EMNLP and ISWC 2013

posted Oct 31, 2013, 7:32 AM by Christina Unger   [ updated Oct 31, 2013, 7:33 AM ]

In September, Philipp Cimiano (Bielefeld University) presented a keynote on multilingual question answering over linked data at the International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS). In October, John McCrae (Bielefeld University) presented work on topic analysis for cross-lingual document matching at EMNLP, and Christina Unger (Bielefeld University) presented work on a lemon lexicon for the DBpedia ontology at the NLP & DBpedia workshop at ISWC.

Grammar induction @ GF Summerschool, August 2013

posted Oct 31, 2013, 7:25 AM by Christina Unger   [ updated Oct 31, 2013, 7:27 AM ]

In August 2013, Christina Unger (Bielefeld University) presented the work on top-down grammar induction at the Third GF Summer School (Frontiers of Multilingual Technology). 

3rd Technical Meeting and 1st Year Review, Luxembourg, July 2013

posted Jul 1, 2013, 11:13 PM by Alexandros Potamianos

PortDial @ ICASSP, Vancouver, Canada, May 2013

posted Jul 1, 2013, 11:11 PM by Alexandros Potamianos

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