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Multilingual Patent Retrieval Prototype

The preliminar version of the patents retrieval system is available at

The demo deals with patents translated into English and French, and so these are the languages of the interface, although in the final version we will include German. The patent retrieval interface exposes several query types, including the natural language (NL) and the RelFinder (RF) tool. The NL interface interprets queries written in English and French and displays the hit list of documents, highlighting the annotations on them.

Workpackage day (13 January 2012)

13 Jan 2012

Location will be 6128(9:00-13:00) and offices on 6th floor in the afternoon, ED building.

time-slot title speaker
9:30 - 10:00 WP1 MOLTO administrative guidelines Olga Caprotti
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30 WP11 -- AceWiki in MOLTO Kaarel Kaljurand
11:30 - 12:30 WP12 Jeroen va

Open day program (12 January 2012)

12 Jan 2012

Location will be EE(9 -17), ED building.

time-slot title speaker
9:30 - 9:35 Opening Olga Caprotti
9:35 - 10:30 MOLTO Introduction Coordinator & al.*
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45 Be Informed presentation Jeroen van Grondelle
11:45 - 12:30 Attempto Controlled English and Its Tools Norbert E.

MOLTO Enlarged EU (MOLTO-EEU) Signup

12 Jan 2012
13 Jan 2012

The MOLTO Enlarged EU (MOLTO-EEU) Meeting is the kickoff for a new phase of the MOLTO project which adds two new member sites and two new workpackages to the existing workplan.

The meeting is hosted by UGOT on 12-13 January 2012. More details at:

Please send email to Olga to schedule a presentation.

Registration/signup is mandatory.

Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2012)

2 Feb 2012

About the Workshop

The LaTeCH workshop series aims to provide a forum for researchers who are working on developing novel information technology for improved information access to data from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage.

Recent developments in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage draw an increasing interest from researchers in NLP in developing methods for data cleaning, semantic annotation, intelligent querying, linking, discovery and visualisation of interesting trends.

Phrasebook and MGL are now available for Russian

Phrasebook and Mathematical Grammar Library feature support for Russian now. This work has identified some shortcomings in the Russian resource grammar, so in order to build the new versions, the development branch of GF resource grammars has to be installed.

The known issues in these two applications include word order in questions and agreement in cardinal determiners.

Updated GF Eclipse Plugin

A new version of the GF Eclipse Plugin has been released (build version To all who are interested, please try out the plugin and provide some feedback about your experience. Installation instructions and all other important information about the plugin can be found at

The major improvement with this version is a completely overhauled scoping system, based on GF's new --tags compiler option. Please note that the plugin requires the newest development version of GF to work (i.e.

A simple dialog system for Sage in natural language


Develop a command-line tool able to take commands in natural language and have them executed by Sage (an open-source Computer Algebra System [^1])

How to use it


You'll need:

  • ghc
  • curl (so that cabal install curl succeeds)
  • a way to call [Sage][] on a terminal (usually sage command.
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