See also my Google scholar page.


  • Ben Verhoeven, Walter Daelemans and Barbara Plank. TwiSty: a Multilingual Twitter Stylometry Corpus for Gender and Personality Profiling. To appear in LREC 2016.
  • Raffaella Bernardi, Ruket Cakici, Desmond Elliott, Aykut Erdem, Erkut Erdem, Nazli Ikizler-Cinbis, Frank Keller, Adrian Muscat and Barbara Plank. Automatic Description Generation from Images: A Survey of Models, Datasets, and Evaluation Measures. To appear in JAIR. [arXiv preprint] [JAIR]
  • Aliaksei Severyn, Alessandro Moschitti, Olga Uryupina, Barbara Plank, and Katja Filippova Multi-lingual Opinion Mining on YouTube. In Information Processing Management (IPM) journal, Volume 52, January 2016 [journal, paper]


  • Anders Johannsen, Héctor Martínez Alonso and Barbara Plank. Universal dependencies for Danish. In Treebank and Linguistic Theories (TLT14), 2015. [pdf]
  • Barbara Plank and Dirk Hovy. Personality Traits on Twitter---or---How to Get 1,500 Personality Tests in a Week. In WASSA 2015, EMNLP 2015 workshop. [pdf] [pdf from ACL anthology] [bib] [poster]
  • Barbara Plank, Héctor Martínez Alonso, Željko Agić, Danijela Merkler, Anders Søgaard. Do dependency parsing measures correlate with human judgements? In CoNLL 2015. [pdf] [poster] [data]
  • Thien Huu Nguyen, Barbara Plank and Ralph Grishman. Semantic Representations for Domain Adaptation: A Case Study on the Tree Kernel-based Method for Relation Extraction. In ACL 2015 (long). [pdf] [pdf from ACL anthology] [code]
  • Anders Søgaard, Željko Agić, Héctor Martínez Alonso, Barbara Plank, Bernd Bohnet and Anders Johannsen. Inverted indexing for cross-lingual NLP. In ACL 2015 (long). [pdf] [pdf from ACL anthology]
  • Peter Halkier Nicolajsen and Barbara Plank. Using knowledge components for collaborative filtering in adaptive tutoring systems. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Madrid, 2015. [pdf]
  • Barbara Plank, Hector Martinez Alonso and Anders Søgaard. Non-canonical language is not harder to annotate than canonical language. In the 9th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW IX), NAACL. (Invited) [pdf from ACL anthology]
  • Sarah McGillion, Hector Martinez Alonso and Barbara Plank. CPH: Sentiment analysis of Figurative Language on Twitter #easypeasy #not. In SemEval-2015. [pdf] [pdf from ACL anthology]
  • Hector Martinez Alonso, Barbara Plank, Arne Skjærholt and Anders Søgaard. Learning to parse with IAA-weighted loss. In NAACL 2015. [pdf] [pdf from ACL anthology]
  • Dirk Hovy, Barbara Plank, Hector Martinez Alonso and Anders Søgaard. Mining for unambiguous instances to adapt POS taggers to new domains. In NAACL 2015. [pdf] [pdf from ACL anthology]
  • Hector Martinez Alonso, Barbara Plank, Anders Johannsen and Anders Søgaard. Active learning for sense annotation. In NoDaLiDa 2015. [pdf from ACL anthology]
  • Anders Søgaard, Barbara Plank, Hector Martinez Alonso. Using frame semantics for knowledge extraction from Twitter. In AAAI, 2015. [pdf]



  • Barbara Plank and Alessandro Moschitti. Embedding Semantic Similarity in Tree Kernels for Domain Adaptation of Relation Extraction. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013. [abstract] [pdf from ACL anthology] [bib]
  • Barbara Plank, Thomas Sauer, Ina Schaefer. Supporting Agile Software Development by Natural Language Processing. In A. Moschitti and B. Plank (Eds.): EternalS 2013, CCIS 379, pp. 91--102. Springer, Heidelberg (2013)


  • Anders Søgaard and Barbara Plank. Parsing the web as covariate shift. In Notes of the First Workshop on Syntactic Analysis of Non-Canonical Language (SANCL). Montreal, Canada. 2012
  • Felice Dell'Orletta, Simone Marchi, Simonetta Montemagni, Barbara Plank, Giulia Venturi. The SPLeT--2012 Shared Task on Dependency Parsing of Legal Texts. In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts 2012, May 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. 2012. [pdf]
  • Barbara Plank and Anders Søgaard. Experiments in newswire-to-law adaptation of graph-based dependency parsers. In: Magnini, B., Cutugno, F., Falcone, M. and Pianta, E. (eds.) Evaluation of Natural Language and Speech Tools for Italian (EVALITA 2011), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7689. Springer, Heidelberg (2012). Shorter version published in working notes of EVALITA 2011, 23-24th January 2012, Rome, Italy. 2012.
  • [pdf] Evalita working notes homepage] [bib] [Springer]



  • Barbara Plank and Gertjan van Noord. Dutch Dependency Parser Performance Across Domains. In Proceedings of the 20th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands. [pdf] [LOT occasional series page]
  • Barbara Plank and Gertjan van Noord. Grammar-driven versus Data-driven: Which Parsing System is More Affected by Domain Shifts? In Proceedings of the ACL 2010 Workshop on NLP and Linguistics: Finding the Common Ground, Uppsala, Sweden, July, 2010. [pdf | pdf from ACL Anthology] [slides] [bib]
  • Barbara Plank. Improved statistical measures to assess natural language parser performance across domains. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2010), Valletta, Malta, May 2010.
    [pdf] [pdf from ELRA] [poster] [bib]



  • Barbara Plank and Khalil Sima'an. Subdomain Sensitive Statistical Parsing using Raw Corpora. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2008), Marrakech, Morocco, May 2008.
    [pdf] [slides] [bib]
  • Barbara Plank and Gertjan van Noord. Exploring an Auxiliary Distribution based approach to Domain Adaptation of a Syntactic Disambiguation Model. In Proceedings of the Coling 2008 Workshop on Cross-Framework and Cross-Domain Parser Evaluation (PE), pages 9--16, Manchester, United Kingdom, August 2008.
    [pdf] [slides] [bib]
  • Barbara Plank and Khalil Sima'an. Parsing with Subdomain Instance Weighting from Raw Corpora. In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2008, Brisbane, Australia, September 2008.
    [pdf] [poster] [bib]


  • Raffaella Bernardi, Diego Calvanese, Luca Dini, Vittorio Di Tomaso, Elisabeth Frasnelli, Ulrike Kugler, Barbara Plank. Multilingual Search in Libraries. The case-study of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2006), Genova, Italy, 2006.

Tutorials and Invited Talks

  • Søgaard, Anders; Plank, Barbara; Hovy, Dirk. 2014. Selection bias, label bias, and bias in ground truth (tutorial). The 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING). Dublin, Ireland. [abstract]
  • Using hyperlinks to improve taggers for Twitter CLT seminar series, University of Gothenborg. December 12, 2013. [abstract]
  • Embedding Distributional Similarity in Tree Kernels for Domain Adaptation of Relation Extraction. Workshop on "New frontiers in parsing and generation", co-located with PhD defense of Daniël de Kok, University of Groningen, April 2013.
  • Effective Measures of Domain Similarity for Parsing. CLIC seminar, Rovereto, Italy. April 28, 2011.
  • Domain Adaptation of Syntactic Disambiguation Models. University of Antwert. July 23, 2009.

Editorial Work

  • Proceedings of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands 2009: Selected papers from the nineteenth CLIN meeting. Edited by Barbara Plank, Erik Tjong Kim Sang, Tim van der Cruys. LOT Occasional Series 14, Utrecht, 2010. online
  • Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Domain Adaptation for Natural Language Processing (DANLP 2010). H. Daume III, T. Deoskar, D. McClosky, B. Plank, J. Tiedemann. bib
  • Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Workshop on Intelligent Methods for Software System Engineering. Stamatia Bibi, Alessandro Moschitti, Barbara Plank, Ioannis Stamelos.


  • Barbara Plank. Linguistic Landscapes in Bozen-Bolzano. Bozen-Bolzano. June, 2006. [slides] (unpublished)


MSc Thesis

BSc Thesis

  • Barbara Plank. Porting web based applications in mixed environments: An ASP.NET application on the Mono project. Bachelor's thesis, University of Bozen-Bolzano, 2005. Supervisor: Andrea Molinari (University of Trento).