May 17, 2005: Heart of Gold goes Open Source
Heart of Gold is an XML-based middleware for the robust integration of deep
and shallow natural language processing components. It has been developed at
DFKI under the wings of the projects Quetal and DeepThought in the context of the DELPH-IN
collaboration. Heart of Gold is e.g. used for deep
question analysis on restricted domains. The new website heartofgold.dfki.de contains source code,
downloads and documentation.
September 19, 2004: Successful participation of QUETAL QA at CLEF
The annual evaluation of Cross-Language Question Answering Systems, part of
the CLEF evaluation campaign, has been a very successful event this year in
Bath, UK, not only for CLEF itself, but also for our team from DFKI's QUETAL
project. This year's evaluation covered eight European languages, and eighteen
research groups submitted forty-eight runs. In the English target language
task, the QUETAL team obtained the best result among the seven
August, 9-20, 2004: Course at ESSLLI 2004
QUETAL Researchers Günter Neumann and Feiyu Xu teach a course on
Information Extraction and Question Answering at the 2004 European Summer
School for Logic, Language and Information in Nancy.
May 21, 2004: Keynote Lecture in Beijing
Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu present crosslingual question answering in their
keynote lecture "Modern Multilingual and Cross-lingual Information Access
Technologies" at the Forum on Multilingual Information Service System for
the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
March 24, 2004: Keynote Lecture at IJCNLP
Hans Uszkoreit presents a keynote lecture on "Language Technology for
E-Memory Applications" at the International Joint Conference on Natural
Language Processing IJCNLP 2004, Sanya, China.