Hercules Dalianis, Martin Hassel, Aron Henriksson, Maria Skeppstedt and Sidrat ul Muntaha attended the Fourth Swedish Language Technology Conference in Lund, October 25-26. Research in language technology, mainly on the Swedish language, was presented as oral presentations or as posters. There were a number of contributions about text simplification and text summarisation.
We presented two posters: “Entity Recognition of Pharmaceutical Drugs in Swedish Clinical Text”, which was the result of the one-year master student Sidrat’s master thesis (co-authors for the conference paper were Maria Skeppstedt, Maria Kvist and Hercules Dalianis), and “Stockholm EPR Corpus – A Clinical Database Used to Improve Health Care” by Hercules Dalianis, Martin Hassel, Aron Henriksson and Maria Skeppstedt.
To remember from the conference dinner was not only the good food, but also the entertainment, which consisted of two musicians taking us to different parts of the world with their music, as well as playing violin while simultaneously dancing Halling.
The next SLTC conference will be organised by Stockholm University.