Text Analytics is used in many companies and industrial sectors, for instance for process optimization, for decision support, or to develop new products and services. Our goal is to bring together practitioners and researchers, to give an overview of existing solutions and technologies, and to come up with ideas for new and innovative projects using automatic
In order to achieve this goal, we invite practitioners, analysts, end users, software vendors, researchers and data scientists to join SwissText 2018, the third edition of the conference for text analytics.
Building on the success of the previous editions of the conference, SwissText 2018 will be held on two days for the first time.
Like in the previous years, one main goal of the conference is to bring together Swiss practitioners and researchers, to give an overview of existing solutions and applications in the domain of text analytics, and to come up with ideas for new and innovative projects. The additional day will allow for even more networking opportunities this year, and we will have a Swiss Track, where all presentations will have a certain "Swissness"-factor.
In addition, we also invite the international scientific community to participate in the conference. We will have a "classical" Scientific Track, where you can present state-of-the-art technical papers.
Scientific papers will be published in the conference proceedings, together with abstracts of the Swiss Track presentations (see Call for Papers for details).
Eneko Agirre, Professor, University of the
Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Eneko Agirre is
Professor at the University of the Basque Country and
member of the IXA Natural Language Processing
group. His research focuses on lexical and
computational semantics, with applications in
information retrieval and machine translation. He has
been president of SIGLEX, member of the editorial
board of Computational Linguistics, and has received a
Google research award.
Costas Bekas, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research – Zurich
Costas Bekas manages the Foundations of Cognitive Computing group at
IBM Research – Zurich. Costas’ research covers
high-performance computing, massive scale analytics
and cognitive computing. He is a recipient of the
PRACE Award (2012) and the ACM Gordon Bell Prize (2013
Iryna Gurevych, Professor, Technical University of Darmstadt
Iryna Gurevych is Professor for Language Processing at
Technical University of Darmstadt, and Director of the
Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab. Her research aims
at lexical-semantics, resources and algorithms, and
innovative applications of language processing to
social sciences and humanities.
Hristo Tanev, Researcher,
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Hristo Tanev, PhD, has been working in the domain
of Natural Language Processing for more than 25 years
already. His work has been concentrated mostly in the
area of Question Answering, Terminology Extraction,
Grammar Induction, and Event Extraction. Being
researcher and developer of working applications,
Hristo Tanev's work resulted in several software
systems for Question Answering, Event Extraction and
SwissText 2018 is a two-day conference on automatic text analytics. The conference will see keynotes and presentations by distinguished international experts from research and industry, and a poster exhibition of recent research results. It will be also enriched by tutorials and hands-on workshops targetting a broad audience. Furthermore, proceedings are planed for scientific submissions.
We are currently preparing the Call for Papers. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get notified when it's published.
The program committee has decided on the submissions, here is the list of accepted papers.
Data Expedition into the Swiss Twitter Community
More infos at Data Expedition Website
Day: Tuesday, 12.06.2018
More infos at NLP Clinic Website
Day: Wednesday, 13.06.2018
Future Actions for Swiss German
More infos at Future Actions for Swiss German
Day: Wednesday, 13.06.2018
The full program and presentation abstracts are available in the Program Booklet.
SwissText will be held on the 12th and 13th of June 2018 in the ZHAW Eulachpassage in Winterthur (same location as last year).
The venue is located in the historic heart of the city, a 5 minutes’ walk from Winterthur main railway station and has a directly attached parking deck.
Address: Building TN at ZHAW Campus Winterthur, Technikumstrasse 71
ZHAW Location map
||May 20, 2018
|Single Day Early Bird Participation Fee, until 30.4.2018
|Full Conference Early Bird Participation Fee, until 30.4.2018
|Single Day Participation Fee
|Full Conference Participation Fee
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Conference Registration includes:
- Admission to all sessions
- Please when registering select workshops, since only a limited number of places are available
- Coffee and refreshment breaks
- Conference apero
Conference Chair: Mark Cieliebak
Organizers: Fernando Benites, Jan Deriu, Amrita Prasad, Don Tuggener,
Dirk von Grünigen, Ada Wan, Pamela Hunziker
The conference is co-organized by Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services.
The detailed list can be found here.
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Data Analytics Lab
Machine Learning and Optimization Laboratory
Institute of Computational Linguistics
School of Engineering
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
Institute for Information and Communication Technologies
Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences
Additional partners are always welcome. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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