Eneko Agirre

Courses on CS

  Language, Computation and IS

  Artificial Intelligence (in Basque)

 

Master course on NLP

  Advanced Semantics (Eng. and Basque)

Associate professor
IXA NLP research group

Computer Science Faculty
University of the Basque Country

 
tel: +34 943 015 019




My research interests include the following:   
  • Processing of Basque
  • Lexical semantics and compositionality, including relatedness/similarity among concepts, words, phrases and sentences, as well as closely related Word Sense Disambiguation and Named Entity Disambiguation  
  • Combinations of knowledge-based and corpus-based techniques
  • Multi- and cross-lingual semantic resources and their semi-automatic acquisition
  • Domain adaptation of NLP tools and resources
  • Applications of semantic processing to IR, CLIR, QA and MT

Blog in Basque and English about my research group: IXA NLP group.

You can check my list of projects and publications (also in Google citations) including a book on WSD:


Word Sense Disambiguation: Algorithms and applications (Springer)
Agirre, Eneko; Edmonds, Philip (Eds.) 2006 and 2007.

Recent talks, awards and projects:   

Recent activities:   

PhD students and alumni:

  • Mikel Artetxe (2016-)
  • Iņigo Lopez-Gazpio (2015-)
  • Josu Goikoetxea (2014-)
  • Ander  Barrena (2012-)
  • Aitor Gonzalez-Agirre (2012-)
  • Xabier Saralegi (2010-, part-time)
  • Nicolai Erbs (2015,  Data Analyst at WorpCloud Gmbh)
  • Ander Intxaurrondo (2015, senior researcher at University of the Basque Country)
  • Aitziber Atutxa (2014, Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country)
  • Arantxa Otegi (2012, senior researcher at University of the Basque Country)
  • Beņat Zapirain (2011, at Department of Education, Basque Government)
  • Oier Lopez de Lacalle (2009, senior researcher at University of the Basque Country)
  • Elisabete Pociello (2008, senior researcher at Elhuyar Foundation)
  • Mikel Lersundi (2006, Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country)
  • David Martinez (2004, senior researcher at IBM Watson)

Visiting students and professors:

  • 2007 Alfio Gliozzo (from FBK, Trento)
  • 2007 Mark Stevenson (from University of Sheffield)
  • 2008 Pierpaolo Basile (from University of Bari)
  • 2010 Wauter Bosma (from VUA)
  • 2015 Marten Postma (from VUA)
  • 2015 Roland Roller (from University of Sheffield)

Resources:

Past activities, projects, awards, resources:

A cartoon (by Olariaga in berria.eus) in Basque about WSD : "- Where the heck is ...? - What? Does not the tree allow you to see the baso" Where baso is ambiguous between glass and wood

by Olariaga in berria.eus