Barbara PlankYou will be forwarded to my new homepage
I'm working at CST (Center for Language Technology) at the University of Copenhagen. My research focuses on cross-domain and cross-language natural language processing. I am interested in robust language technology, learning under sample selection bias (domain adaptation, transfer learning), annotation bias (embracing annotator disagreements in learning) and generally, semi-supervised and weakly-supervised machine learning.
- since Sep 2014: Assistant Professor, CST, UCPH
- Postdoc, CST, Copenhagen (Aug 2013-Aug 2014), LOWLANDS
- Postdoc, DISI, Trento (Nov 2011-June 2013), LiMoSiNe project
- Ph.D., Alfa-informatica, University of Groningen (2007-2011)
- MSc European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (EM-LCT). University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) and University of Amsterdam (UvA, The Netherlands) (2007).
- BSc, Computer Science, University of Bozen-Bolzano (2005).
Code & Data
- Code and data, teaching material: lowlands@bitbucket
- Group repository (more code and data): coastalcph@github
- My personal repositories (more code and data, utility scripts): bplank@bitbucket and bplank@github
News & Events
- March 2016: our LREC 2016 paper on personality and gender profiling on Twitter is ready!
- Jan 2016: I'm ACL 2016 publicity chair
- Jan 2016: LREC paper accepted
- December 2015: Invited talk in Heidelberg
- December 2015: JAIR survey paper accepted
- November 2015: TLT paper accepted
- October 2015: Keynote speaker at Atila 2015, Antwerp; Guest lecture in Gothenburg.
- September 2015: Publicity chair EMNLP 2015, Lisbon
- Juli 2015: WASSA 2015 paper on personality traits accepted
- June 2015: CoNLL paper accepted on correlating dependency parsing measures with human judgements
- April 2015: Two ACL long papers accepted!
- Feb 2015: Two NAACL papers accepted!
- Jan 2015: I'm EMNLP 2015 publicity chair
- Dec 2014: AAAI paper accepted
- Nov 28, 2014: Visiting Uppsala
- November 2014: I love the command line and gave a tiny introduction to it for text processing recently, you can find it here: No black magic: Text processing using the UNIX command line
- Our paper on super-sense tagging received the *SEM best paper award!
- Our Coling tutorial slides on part II: sample selection bias - more on the Lowlands site
- July 2014: EMNLP paper accepted
- May 2014: Our paper "Adapting taggers to Twitter with not-so-distant supervision" is accepted at COLING
- April 2014: Our paper on "What's in a p-value in NLP" is accepted at CoNLL 2014, two Lowlands papers accepted at ACL 2014 short, and one ACL workshop paper (WAASA 2014)
- Paper on Opinion Mining on YouTube to appear at ACL 2014
- Our EACL 2014 paper received the best long paper award!
- Jan 2014: Four accepted LREC papers by people from Lowlands
- December 20, 2013: Lowlands EACL 2014 paper accepted on Learning POS taggers with inter-annotator agreement loss
- December 12, 2013: Going to Gothenburg to give a talk on tagging Twitter, CLT Seminar series
- Attending PhD defense and Workshop in Groningen, April 2013
- Splet 2012 Shared task: Dependency Parsing of Legal Texts
- December 8, 2011: My PhD thesis defense in Groningen.
- Going to ACL 2011 in Portland, Orlando -- Second paper with Daniel de Kok and Gertjan van Noord got accepted!
- Autumn 2010: List of genre-annotated WSJ files (updated) (cf. Webber, 2009: "Genre distinctions for discourse in the Penn Treebank")
- July 2010: We organized an ACL 2010 workshop on Domain Adaptation for NLP (DANLP)
- June 19, 2009: Khalil Sima'an in Groningen, CLCG colloqium
- January 12-16, 2009 at RUG: MaxEnt tutorial by Rob Malouf
- The 19th edition of CLIN (Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands) will be held in Groningen on Thursday, January 22, 2009, in conjunction with the 7th edition of TLT
- International Workshop TLT 7 (Treebank and Linguistic Theories), Groningen January 23 and 24, 2009.
- May 15, 2008: LCT PhD student's day in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
b <lastname> (at) gmail (dot) com
bplank (at) cst (dot) dk
CST, University of Copenhagen
Njalsgade 140, bygn. 25, Lokale 25-4-28 (campus map)
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Tel. +45 21 18 08 67