Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Founded in 1992, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AiLab) at IMCS, University of Latvia conducts research on natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) in several directions:

AiLab has recently implemented multiple research and market-oriented projects on large-scale information extraction and speech recognition in cooperation with National Information Agency LETA, in order to handle Big Data problems arising in the media monitoring business. This successful collaboration has allowed LETA to join a large EU Horizon 2020 project on Scalable Understanding of Multilingual MediA (SUMMA), together with University of Edinburgh, UCL, University of Sheffield, BBC, Deutsche Welle and others. Researchers from AiLab are involved.

In parallel, we have developed a text processing system for National Library of Latvia, dealing with part-of-speech tagging and named-entity recognition in a corpus of billions of words from OCR-scanned texts. We also collaborate with Riga Stradins University, developing platforms for monitoring user-generated content in news portal communities and for analysing transcripts of parliament debates.

AiLab has also an extensive experience in the area of multilingual knowledge representation and text generation, collaborating with researchers from University of Gothenburg, Insight Centre for Data Analytics (NUI Galway), IBM Research and other institutions.

Our researchers successfully participate in international NLP and ML competitions. At the International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2016), our team achieved the top result in the task on Meaning Representation Parsing.

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