CNGL researchers launch “people power” platform at National Cyberbullying Conference

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The CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content is calling on members of the public to join the fight against cyberbullying by contributing social stereotypes through a crowdsourcing platform launched earlier this month at the National Cyberbullying Conference at Dublin Castle. Stereotype detection is an important building block in the fight against online bullying. The stereotypes collected will be used to build an anti-cyberbullying system capable of automatically identifying subtle, non-explicit forms of bullying language that is widespread online but which is typically difficult to detect.

World’s top language technology experts converge in Dublin to share latest research breakthroughs at COLING 2014

Pictured at the COLING 2014 conference are Dr. Mary P. Harper of IARPA and volunteers Varvara Logacheva and Efthymia Lixourgioti

More than 700 of the world’s leading language technology experts will converge in Dublin this week (25-29 August 2014) for COLING 2014, the premier international forum for the presentation of the latest research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the field of computational linguistics. COLING 2014, the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, is organised by the CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content and hosted at The Helix, Dublin City University. Language processing experts from 54 countries will gather to review the latest research findings in the computational linguistics field, and to celebrate what has become a multi-billion euro sector.

Olympic Bronze Success in Programming for Irish Student

AIPO-IOI2014-1The Irish AIPO Team clinched it's first medal in five years at the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) with Richard Tynan being awarded a Bronze medal after two days of fiercely competitive programming among 311 high school students from around the world.

The All-Ireland Programming Olympiad team were selected after an intense 3 day training camp held here in the School of Computing. Richard, along with Daniel Mulcahy, Áron Hoffman, Conor Griffin and team leaders, Gary Conway and Ximo Planells flew to hot and humid Taiwan last week for a week of advanced algorithmic problem solving, cultural trips and A/C chasing.

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