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Research Talk: "Ten Years of Universal Dependencies"

Corpus Linguistics
research talks
Tuesday 14 November 2023, 3–4 pm GMT
Parkinson SR B.09

Speaker: Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Abstract: Universal Dependencies (UD) is a project developing cross-linguistically consistent treebank annotation for many languages, with the goal of facilitating multilingual parser development, cross-lingual learning, and parsing research from a language typology perspective. Since UD was launched almost ten years ago, it has grown into a large community effort involving over 500 researchers around the world, together producing treebanks for 141 languages and enabling new research directions in both NLP and  linguistics. In this talk, I will review the history and development of UD, explore the UD research community through a bibliographic survey, and discuss challenges that we need to face when bringing UD into the future.