Marta R. Costa-Jussà & Patrik Lambert

Language & Computation

Week One - 14.00-15.30 - Level: A

Room: N1

Abstract

Multilinguality is becoming more and more present in the information available on the Internet. As a consequence, natural language processing research is adapting to the increasing demand of processing information in different languages. With the Cross-language Algorithms and Applications course, we propose to cover theoretical and practical aspects among the most popular cross-language natural language processing research. We explain the basis of multilingual mapping and machine translation, which are different ways of moving from a source language to a target language. Then, we focus on the cross-lingual extensions of well-known applications such as information retrieval, knowledge representation and opinion mining. This interdisciplinary course pretends to give a general view of the cross-language applications and, at the same time, to extract and analyze similarities and dissimilarities across them.