Short Term Scientific Missions

Announcement for the 5th STSM call can be found here.

Grants awarded for STSM5:

In July 2017 the TextLink Action held its fifth call for short-term scientific missions (STSMs). The following STSM grants were awarded:


"Web portal development" 
(Ahmet Ustun, Middle Eastern Technical University). STSM undertaken at the University of Edinburgh, with Bonnie Webber. (March 2018)

"Web portal development" (Murathan Kurfali, Middle Eastern Technical University). STSM undertaken at the University of Edinburgh, with Bonnie Webber. (March 2018)

"Textlink" (Hasmik Jivanyan, Geneva University). STSM undertaken at Université catholique de Louvain, Liesbeth Degand. (March 2018)

"Disambiguating discourse connectives through the use of CDSMs" (Maja Buljan, University of Zagreb). STSM undertaken at the University of Edinburgh, with Bonnie Webber. (March 2018)

"Testing the interoperability of annotation systems for oral DRDs in Spanish language" (Elena Pascual Aliaga, Universitat de Valencia). STSM undertaken at the Université catholique de Louvain, with Liesbeth Degand. (January 2018)

"Annotation of discourse relations in TED talks" (Giedre Valunaite Oleskeviciene, Mykolas Romeris University). STSM undertaken at the University of Genoa, with Jacqueline Visconti. (November 2017)

"The modal values of control of contact markers in a multidialectal corpus of reality television" (Gloria Uclés Ramada, Universitat de València). STSM undertaken at the University of Bern, with Sandrine Zufferey. (September 2017)

"The practical applications of multilingual corpora for L2 learning purposes" (Ágnes Abuzcki, University of Debrecen). STSM undertaken at the Cyprus University of Technology, with Anna Nicolaou and Antigoni Parmaxi. (October 2017)

"Cross-lingual semantic representation of temporal and space relations and connectives in discourse" (Maria Pia di Buono, University of Zagreb). STSM undertaken at the Charles University in Prague, with Jirí Mírovsky. (October 2017)

"Corpus-based and experimental measures of underspecified discourse-relational devices in speech and writing" (Ludivine Crible, Université catholique de Louvain). STSM undertaken at Universitat des Saarlandes, with Vera Demberg. (October 2017)


Announcement for the 4th STSM call can be found here.

Grants awarded for STSM4:

In May 2016 the TextLink Action held its fourth call for short-term scientific missions (STSMs). The following STSM grants were awarded:


"Cross-linguistic applicability of the DRD annotation protocol: comparing results for French, Spanish, German and Polish" (Karolina Grzech, University of London). STSM undertaken at Université catholique de Louvain, with Liesbeth Degand.  Report (November 2016)

"Questions concerning the categorisation and annotation of causal relations and connectives" (Mikko Haule, University of Helsinki). STSM undertaken at Université catholique de Louvain, with Liesbeth Degand.   Report (November 2016)

"Discourse-level inferences in the processing of relative clauses" (Jet Hoek, Universiteit Utrecht). STSM undertaken at University of Edinburgh, with Hannah Rohde.  Report (October 2016) 
"Direct and Indirect Evidence for Causal Relations" (Marta Andersson, Stockholm University). STSM undertaken at University of Edinburgh, with Bonnie Webber.  Report (October 2016)

 "Contrast connectives in Romance languages. Mapping similarities and differences between Romanian and Italian" (Sorina Postolea, Al.I. Cuza University of Iasi). STSM undertaken at University of Genoa, with Jacqueline Visconti.  Report (October 2016)

"Annotating Discourse Relations in TED Talks" (Samuel Gibbon, University of Edinburgh). STSM undertaken at University of Lisbon, with Amalia Mendes.  Report (August 2016)

"PDTB-style multilingual annotation of discourse (German, Russian)" (Yulia Grishina, University of Potsdam). STSM undertaken at University of Lisbon, with Amalia Mendes.  Report (August 2016)

"DRDs as event-structuring devices: implications for categorisation and annotation inter-operability" (Mikolaj Deckert, University of Lodz). STSM undertaken at University of Valencia, with Maria Josep Cuenca and Salvador Pons Borderia. 
Report (May 2016)

 

Announcement for the 3rd STSM call can be found here.

Grants awarded for STSM3:

In August 2015 the TextLink Action held its third call for short-term scientific missions (STSMs). The following STSM grants were awarded: 

"Polish Discourse Treebank annotation model" (Maciej Ogrodniczuk, Polish Academy of Sciences). STSM undertaken at University of Edinburgh, with Bonnie Webber. Report (May 2016)

"Annotation projection for coreference resolution" (Yulia Grishina, University of Potsdam). STSM undertaken at University of Copenhagen, with Anders Soegaard. Report (February 2016)

"Integrating Coherence Models into Docent to validate coherence corpus" (Karin Smith, University of Sheffield). STSM undertaken at Uppsala University, with Christian Hardmeier. Report (February 2016)

"Cross-linguistic comparison of discourse relations and connectives in Romanian and English" (Sorina Postolea, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi). STSM undertaken at Universiteit Utrecht, with Ted Sanders.
Report (December 2015) 

"Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe" (Derya Cokal, University of Edinburgh). STSM undertaken at Universiteit Utrecht, with Ted Sanders.
Report (December 2015)

   


 Announcement for the 2nd STSM call can be found here.

Grants awarded for STSM2:

In March 2015 the TextLink Action held its second call for short-term scientific missions (STSMs). The following STSM grants were awarded:

"Comparison of French and German lexicons of discourse connectives" (Margot Colinet, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7). STSM undertaken at Universität Potsdam, with Manfred Stede.
Report (June 2015)

"Linguistic cues for automatic identification of attribution" (Teresa Gonçalves, University of Évora). STSM undertaken at Middle East Technical University, with Deniz Zeyrek. Report (May 2015)

"Questions pertaining to classification of contrastive relations and cohesive markers of contrast" (Maïté Dupont, Université catholique de Louvain). STSM undertaken at Université de Fribourg, with Sandrine Zufferey. Report (April 2015)



Announcement for the 1st STSM call can be found here.

Grants awarded for STSM1:

In September 2014, the TextLink Action held its first call for short-term scientific missions (STSM's). The Action is proud to announce that, of the six applications that were received, the following STSM grants have been awarded:

Dr Christian Hardmeier (Uppsala University) will visit Prof. Bonnie Webber at the University of Edinburgh for a project on “Predicting Discourse Connectives in Parallel Texts”. More
Report (May 2015)

Ms Fatemeh Torabi Asr and Dr Vera Demberg (Saarland University, Saarbruecken) will both visit Prof. Ted Sanders at the Utrecht institute of Linguistics for a project on “Towards a language-independent representation of discourse relations”. More
Report (April 2015)

Dr Yannick Versley (Institute for Computational Linguistics, Univ. Heidelberg) will visit Prof. Jörg Tiedemann at the Dept. of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University for a project on “Cross-lingual induction/harmonization of DRDs”. More Report (March 2015)

Dr Anna Nedoluzhko (Charles University in Prague) will visit Dr Kerstin Kunz, Saarland University for a project on “Comparison of PDiT and GECCo approaches to discourse”. More
Report (February 2015)

Ms Ludivine Crible (Université catholique de Louvain) will visit Dr Sandrine Zufferey at the Université de Fribourg, and carry out a project on “Assessing the validity of annotation guidelines: towards multimodal equivalence of DRDs”. More Report (December 2014)