Brussels / 30 & 31 January 2016


Rodrigo Agerri

I am a researcher in Computational Linguistics at the IXA Group of the University of the Basque Country. My current interests are focused on NLP problems related to Computational Semantics, and especially on techniques for Information Extraction and Opinion Mining. I am also the creator and main developer of the IXA pipes, a set of ready to use of multilingual NLP tools distributed under Apache License 2.0. I am also a Project Management Commitee member and Committer at the Apache OpenNLP project of the Apache Software Foundation.

IXA is a research group working on Natural Language Processing since 1988. It was created with the aim of developing basic computational resources for Basque. Nowadays, the group is composed of 40 computer scientists, 10 linguists, 3 research technicians (31 Ph.D.). At present, our main products are: a spelling checker (Xuxen), a machine translation system (OpenTrad), Basque Wordnet (BasWN), a morphologically annotated (Corpus of Science and Technology) and a syntactically annotated corpus (EPEC). See also the whole list of products.

Our current major projects are the following: PATHS, NewsReader, READERS, OpeNER, European STREP projects; Basque Government's Stablished Research Group; Hibrido Sint, OpenMT-2, KNOW2, TACARDI and SKaTeR projects from Spanish Ministry of Education and Science; and also the EUROPEANA1, Flarenet2, TIMM and RTTH research networks.


Title Day Room Track Start End
IXA pipes: Easy and ready use NLP tools for language communities
Free NLP tools for several languages, including Basque, Galician, Spanish
Sunday AW1.124 Coding for Language Communities 14:00 14:50