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Master thesis proposals, Text technology lab

Current Master Thesis Proposals



Earlier Master Thesis Proposals

Master Thesis Proposals:
Spelling variation in Swedish text
A Swedish diachronic lexicon
Extending IDS
Swedish multiword-entity extraction
Linking a pronunciation lexicon to SALDO
A multilingual corpus database for typological and genetic linguistics
Temporal information in Swedish - identification, resolution, normalization and standardization
Number Sense Disambiguation for Swedish - "Assign each Number a Sense"
Clustering corpus paragraphs for lexical differentiation
Fact extraction from (bio)medical article titles
Name linking and visualization in (Swedish) digital collections
Using medical domain language models for expert and non-expert language for user oriented information retrieval
Automatic alignment between expert and non-expert language
Topic models in Swedish Litterature and other Collections
Medication extraction from "Dirty data"
Automatic selection of (thematic) texts from web
Automatic text classification by its readability
Exercise generator for English or any other language available through NLTK
Spelling games
Part-of-speech tagging/syntactic parsing of emergent texts
OCR error correction and segmentation
Classification of learner essays by achieved proficiency level
Collocations for learners of Swedish
Part-of-speech tagging/syntactic parsing of emergent texts
Adding valency information to a dependency parser
Building a sentiment lexicon for Swedish
A poor man's approach to integrating POS-tagging and parsing.
Sub-corpus topic modeling and Swedish litterature

CLT post 2015 - DISCUSSION

From BIG ideas to micro-managing budget


What has been (most) important in this incarnation of CLT (as an "area of strength")? For you personally, and also your general judgement.

More important: hopes and ideas for the future (say 2016-2020, and maybe beyond): activities, organization, economy/funding

Try to prioritize on different levels of funding (say 1 - 8 - 15 MSEK)


Simplified CLT budget
Administration (10 % director 30 % Martin + EACL work) 0.6 MSEK
"postdoctoral research" (roughly 3 fte) 3.15 MSEK
Research engineers/developers (roughly 2 fte) 1.8 MSEK
Guests/travel (Seminar! Workshop!) 1.35 MSEK
Equipment etc 0.6 MSEK

We have not had funding for Phd students, industry collaboration, commersialization.



  1. Find a place to sit.
  2. Discuss (involve everyone in the group)!
  3. Take notes
  4. Be prepared to give a short group report when we meet after lunch.
  5. Please (pretty please with sugar on top) send a short written report to Martin within a week.



Lars Borin, Malin Ahlberg, Gregoire Détrez, Normund Gruzitis, Inari Listenmaa, Johan Roxendal


Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Peter Andersson, Simon Dobnik, Thomas Hallgren, Mats Lundälv, Roland Schäfer


Staffan Larsson, Krasimir Angelov, Ann-Marie Eklund, Christine Howes, Katarina Mühlenbock, Anne Schumacher,


Aarne Ranta, Sebastian Berlin, Ramona Enache, Richard Johansson, Luis Nieto, Nina Tahmasebi,


Ylva Hård af Segerstad, John Camilleri, Markus Forsberg, Mikael Kågebäck, Cajsa Ottesjö, Maria Toporowska Gronostaj


Peter Ljunglöf, Katka Cerna, Sandra Derbring, Christos Koniaris, Ildikó Pilán, Elena Volodina, Yvonne Adesam,


Bengt Nordström, Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis, Dana Dannélls, Karin Friberg Heppin, Jonas Lindh, Taraka Rama, Alexandra Weilenmann

TTNLS: Important dates

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  • 11 November 2013: First Call for Workshop Papers
  • 12 December 2013: Second Call for Workshop Papers
  • 19 December 2013 or 4 January 2014: Third Call for Workshop Papers
  • 23 January 2014: Workshop Paper Due Date
  • 20 February 2014: Notification of Acceptance
  • 3 March 2014: Camera-ready papers due
  • 27 April 2014: Workshop Date

TTNLS: Programme committee

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  • Krasimir Angelov (Chalmers, Gothenburg)
  • Patrick Blackburn (Roskilde)
  • Stergios Chatzikyriakidis (Royal Holloway, London)
  • Steve Clark (Cambridge)
  • Philippe de Groote (Inria Nancy - Grand Est)
  • Jan van Eijck (Amsterdam)
  • Raquel Fernández (Amsterdam)
  • Tim Fernando (Trinity College, Dublin)
  • Chris Fox (Essex)
  • Jonathan Ginzburg (Paris 7)
  • Zhaohui Luo (Royal Holloway, London)
  • Uwe Mönnich (Tübingen)
  • Bruno Mery (LaBRI, Bordeaux)
  • Glyn Morrill (Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona)
  • Larry Moss (Indiana)
  • Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg)
  • Bengt Nordström (Chalmers, Gothenburg)
  • Valeria de Paiva (Nuance, Sunnyvale California)
  • Carl Pollard (Ohio State University)
  • Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester)
  • Steve Pulman (Oxford)
  • Matt Purver (Queen Mary, London)
  • Aarne Ranta (Chalmers, Gothenburg)
  • Christian Retoré (LaBRI, Bordeaux)
  • Scott Martin (Nuance, Sunnyvale California)
  • Ray Turner (Essex)

TTNLS: Call for papers

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We invite papers on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  •  subtyping
  •  lexical semantics
  •  record types
  •  intensionality
  •  probabilistic type theory
  •  type theory and the interface among syntax, semantics, phonology
  •  type theory and functional programming
  •  type theory, logic, and inference

All papers should be submitted in English as PDF documents. Note that submissions must be anonymous. We welcome full papers of up to 8 pages and 1 additional page for references formatted in accordance with the EACL'14 style files (see http://www.eacl2014.org/files/eacl-2014-styles.zip ).

Submissions can be made via the TTNLS START Conference Management's system website: https://www.softconf.com/eacl2014/TT/

EACL 2014 Type Theory and Natural Language Semantics Workshop (TTNLS)

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Type Theory and NL Semantics


Gothenburg, Sweden

27th of April, 2014

Co-located with EACL 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden

Type theory has been a central area of research in logic, the semantics of programming languages, and natural language semantics over the past fi fty years. Recent developments in type theory have been used to reconstruct the formal foundations of computational semantics. These theories are generally intensional and polymorphic in character, and they allow for structured, fine-grained encoding of information across a diverse set of linguistic domains.

The work in this area has opened up new approaches to modeling the relations between, inter alia, syntax, semantic interpretation, dialogue, inference, and cognition, from a largely proof theoretic perspective.

The proposed workshop will provide a forum for the presentation of leading edge research in this fast developing sub eld of computational linguistics. To the best of our knowledge it will be the first major conference on this topic hosted by the ACL.

We look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg!

Invited speaker

  • Aarne Ranta (Chalmers, Gothenburg)


  • Robin Cooper (University of Gothenburg)
  • Simon Dobnik (University of Gothenburg)
  • Shalom Lappin (King's College, London)
  • Staff an Larsson (University of Gothenburg)


Simon Dobnik (ttnls at dobnik.net).

Dialogverkstad 2013

4:e september 2013 

Den sjunde svenska dialogverkstaden i Göteborg arrangeras av CLT:s Dialogteknologilabb (DTL) vid Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori (FLoV)

  • 10.10 vi möts utanför FLoV (Olof Wijksgatan 6) och går till K333 (Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 6-8)
  • 10.15 Fredrik Kronlid & Alex Berman (Talkamatic AB): SimpliCity, Alfred and Sam
  • 10.45 kaffe
  • 11.15 Annika Silvervarg & Arne Jönsson (Linköping): Conversational Agents in Learning Environments
  • 11.45 Peter Ljunglöf: Type-based Human-Computer Interaction
  • 12.15 Staffan Larsson et al: Test setup for in-vehicle dialogue systems
  • 12.30 Lunch, restaurang Tabla, Världskulturmuséet (Södra vägen 54)
  • 14.00 (Dialoglabbet, FLoV) Demo av testmiljö
  • 14.30 Gabriel Skantze & Raveesh Meena, KTH: The Map Task Dialogue System: A Test-bed for Modelling Human-Like Dialogue
  • 15.00 Martin Johansson, KTH: Multimodala flerpartsdialogsystem med IrisTK och Furhat
  • 15.30 kaffe
  • 16.00 Anna Hjalmarsson, KTH: User feedback in human-robot interaction
  • 16.30 Preben Wijk (Artificial Solutions): Indigo from Artificial Solutions
  • 17.00 Business meeting, inkl. nästa möte
  • 17.15 Förfriskningar och middag på eget bevåg

PhD studies

The Department of Swedish announces two (2) funded positions for postgraduate students, and the possible subjects include Natural language processing.

A complete application must be submitted by midnight (24:00) on Monday March 25th, 2013.

More information on the application/admission procedure can be found on the department's web page.

Information specific for the PhD programme in NLP.