Looking Back at 2012
The Language Technology Group looks back at a successful year, both in terms of its teaching and research activities.
In our study programmes in Informatics: Language and Communiation, recruitment at the BSc level was stable (with some fifty new students who started in the fall of 2012), while ten incoming MSc students marked an all-time high (so far). With seven complete MSc theses supervised at LTG in 2012, the group accounts for about nine percent of the MSc production at the department. Also in 2012, the group celebrated its first complete PhD fellow, Gisle Ytrestøl. Congratulations, everyone!
In terms of research output, the group doubled their number of journal and conference publications in 2012, including articles accepted in highly competetive channels like Computational Linguistics (CL), the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), and the International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING). We are especially happy that, of 22 indexed publications in total, five were co-authored by MSc students (typically publishing results of ongoing or completed thesis projects), and another eight by PhD fellows. At the same time, LTG members also brought home several qualitative research awards, including the LAW 2012 Special Challenge Award for Interoperability and no less than four winning ranks in the 2012 *SEM Shared Task
Last but not least, Nils Øvrelid Jr. was born in late 2012.