Prof. Liana Ermakova, University of Western Brittany, France

JOKER: Towards Automation of Wordplay Translation

Laughter is a non-verbal social signal which is omnipresent in our everyday interactions. Nevertheless, current spoken dialogue systems are not equipped to understand and express …


Dipl. Vladislav Maraev, M.A., University of Gothenburg, Sweden

What does laughter mean for a dialogue system?

Vladislav Maraev of the University of Gothenburg will present a research talk at OFAI entitled, "What does laughter mean for a dialogue system?" Members of …


Mag. Susanne Hoefler und Dr. Friedrich Neubarth, OFAI, Wien

LEGO-Bauanleitungen für Blinde und Sehbehinderte – eine spezielle Herausforderung für die Sprachtechnologie

LEGO stellt auf Anregung eines Blinden, Matthew Shrifrin, nun seit einem Jahr sprachliche Bauanleitungen zur Verfuegung, damit auch Blinde und Sehbehinderte an der Welt der …


Dr. Arthur Flexer, OFAI, Wien

Discovering X Degrees of Keyword Separation in a Fine Arts Collection

OFAI's Arthur Flexer will give a semi-virtual lecture on “Discovering X Degrees of Keyword Separation in a Fine Arts Collection” at the Austrian Research Institute …


Prof. Bob Sturm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

On horses in machine learning

A "horse" is a system that is not actually addressing the problem it appears to be solving. The inspiration for the metaphor is the real-life …


Prof. Bob Sturm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Folk the algorithms - Music at the frontiers of artificial creativity and criticism

In this talk/musical performance, I will recount how a bit of Saturday morning humor turned into an ERC Consolidator Grant four years later. It …


Dr. Sallam Abualhaija, University of Luxembourg

Natural language processing in the eyes of software engineers

Natural language (NL) is prevalent in the Requirements Engineering (RE) field (a major subfield in Software Engineering). RE is embedded within a diverse organizational context …


Dr. Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto

Classifying verbal autopsy records by cause of death using neural networks and temporal reasoning

It is important for public health planning and resource allocation for authorities to have statistics on the varying causes of death in each region. But …


Dr. Tristan Miller, OFAI, Wien

Recognizing and interpreting wordplay with computational semantics

How do computers determine the meaning of individual words in a text, and what challenges do they face with deliberately ambiguous usages such as puns …


Dr. Klaus Stiefel, Quezon City, Philippines

Why is there no successful brain simulation (yet)?

With the advent of powerful parallel computers, efforts have commenced to simulate complete mammalian brains. However, so far none of these efforts has produced outcomes …