- FEB-06 A group of ten developers of DELPH-IN resources meets for a focused Developers Meeting in Jerez (Spain). Among the main results of the meeting are the merging of the two historic PET branches, the design for stand-alone FSPP use and integration of conflicting tokenization views into HoG, as well as initial results on harmonizing the configuration of PET and the LKB.
- OCT-05 The EPSRC-funded SciBorg project starts at the University of Cambridge, using integrated deep and shallow techniques in processing scientific text, building on the work on RMRS that was begun on the Deep-Thought Project.
- OCT-05 As part of the Second International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP-05), DELPH-IN members organize the 6th International Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora (LINC-2005) in Jeju (Korea). At the same conference, John Carroll and Stephan Oepen receive the IJCNLP Best Paper award for their joint work on the LOGON generation component. Their paper High-Efficiency Realization for a Wide-Coverage Unification Grammar reviews a series of novel algorithmic contributions to chart generation, defines a procedure for selective enumeration of n-best results, and presents an in-depth empirical evaluation.
- AUG-05 The inaugural DELPH-IN Summit is held after HPSG-2005 in Lisbon, Portugal. Almost 40 participants attended the 3 day event.
- MAY-05 A meeting to discuss current work on RMRS was held at the University of Edinburgh.
- OCT-04 The Deep-Thought Consortium holds its Final Project Review in Lido di Camaiore (Italy) and receives high acclaim for its Heart of Gold integration and innovative applications; the project has used and improved DELPH-IN resources and prepares to contribute additional technology to the open-source repository. Following the review, the consortium organizes a Roadmap Workshop on future applications of hybrid text understanding with some 20 participants from both academia and industry.
- SEP-04 The EU-funded Deep-Thought Consortium (coordinated at Saarland University by Hans Uszkoreit and Melanie Siegel), completes the integration of its Heart of Gold core architecture framework, an ensemble of ‘shallow’ and ‘deep’ NLP engines for (currently) six major languages; see the on-line demonstration.
- AUG-04 DELPH-IN members organize a workshop on Semantics in Grammar Engineering in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG-2004) in Leuven (Belgium).
- JUL-03 NTT Communications Research Laboratories launches a project on parsing Japanese dictionary definitions using the DELPH-IN JaCY grammar in conjunction with the LKB, PET, and [incr tsdb()]; inspired by the LinGO Redwoods approach, the project expects to treebank several tens of thousands of definitions and use the analysis results for knowledge acquisition.
- JAN-03 The Norwegian LOGON Consortium, a machine translation effort funded by the Norwegian government and (proportional to capita) twice the size of Verbmobil starts a four-year grant; LOGON has decided to use MRS for meaning representation and the LKB and LinGO ERG for transfer and generation.
- OCT-02 The EU-funded IST consortium Deep-Thought starts a two-year grant for research into the use of deep processing in innovative information extraction, email management, and creative authoring applications.
- SEP-02 Edinburgh and Stanford Universities start a joint three-year grant on Robust Semantic Interpretation (ROSIE), using the LKB, LinGO ERG, and Reedwoods treebank for research on the integration of discourse-level modelling and stochastic and active learning approaches to disambiguation.