Recently approved by the ELLIS Fellow Committee, the new program for natural language processing includes fellows and scholars from 15 European institutions
Following a second call for proposals, the ELLIS Fellow Committee recently approved a new Fellow Program for Natural Language Processing (NLP), bringing the total number of ELLIS Programs to 12.
The members of the European Laboratory for Learning & Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) launched the initial 11 Fellow Programs in September 2019. These programs are international research projects, each of which is directed by two to three outstanding scientists in the field of machine learning. Each team focuses on an area that could potentially move the needle in modern AI, thus allowing Europe to shape the technological and social AI revolution.
Without doubt, NLP is one of these promising fields. Natural Language Processing is transforming the way humans communicate with machines. It is being used in a broad range of applications, including document summarization, machine translation, question answering, fact checking, decision support in health domains, and in a range of fields that call for decisions involving complex reasoning or the combination of different modalities (e.g. vision and text.
The goal of this program is to facilitate collaboration across the leading European NLP labs and to encourage closer interactions between the NLP and Machine Learning communities. It will be directed by Iryna Gurevych at the Technical University of Darmstadt, André Martins at Portugal's Instituto Superior Técnico, and Ivan Titov, who is affiliated with the Universities of Edinburgh and Amsterdam. The fellows will lead a group of 17 outstanding researchers who have made a name for themselves at one of Europe’s leading ML research institutions.
The complete list of scientists part of the new NLP program can be found here.